ABSTRACT: With increasing number of pets becoming overweight we need to look at innovative ways to feed our dogs and cats. There are ways to make feeding time more interactive for feline hunters and canine scavengers. Owner compliance is essential in reducing weight and boredom in their pets and there are ways that nurses can involve them to be creative in their feeding rituals.


Josephine Anne Oakden, FdSc RVN ISFM CertFN CertCFVHNut

Josephine Anne graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008 and worked in a variety of small animal and mixed practices in Norfolk, Essex, London, Wales and the Midlands. She currently works as a practice manager and head nurse at a small animal practice in Leicester, where she also runs Nutrition Clinics. Jo has undertaken further certificates in Canine and Feline Clinical Nutrition, Feline Nursing and End of Life Care with Compassion Understood. Email: jo.oakden@aol.com, pauloakden@aol.com

Keywords: nutrition; obesity; alternative feeding

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 35 (03) • March 2020 • pp77-79

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