Author Rachel Lumbis, MSc, BSc(Hons), PGCertMedEd, CertSAN, RVN, FHEA

ABSTRACT Dogs and cats have unique nutritional requirements that vary throughout their
lives, so it is important to feed a diet suited to their age and physiological state. The plethora of pet foods makes it hard for owners to decide what, and how much, to feed their animals, so the veterinary team must be able to provide accurate advice on optimal life-stage nutrition. Part 2 (of a two-part series) reviews the nutritional adaptations required during the growth and senior stages of life and considers the vital role veterinary nurses play in educating pet owners about optimal nutrition and dietary choices.
Keywords companion animal nutrition, life stage, dietary requirements, canine, feline

To cite this article: VNJ Volume 37 (4) September 2022 pp 26-32

DOI: 10.56496/NVVW5472

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