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References: Iams Nutrition Insider for the Veterinary the Veterinary Team, Vol. 4, Issue 1

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Dec 01, 2011
By dvm360.com staff

Beyond the Adult Lifestage—Your Team's Role in Optimal Nutrition for Mature Adult and Senior Pets

Melody Foess Raasch, DVM, MS
Manager Scientific Communications
P&G Pet Care

References
1. American Veterinary Medical Association. Total pet ownership and pet population. In: US pet ownership and demographics sourcebook. Schaumburg, Ill.: AVMA, 2007;7-47.

2. Greer KA, Canterberry SC, Murphy KE. Statistical analysis regarding the effects of height and weight on life span of the domestic dog. Res Vet Sci 2007;82:208-214.

3. Pittari J, Rodan I, Beekman G, et al. American Association of Feline Practitioners’ senior care guidelines. J Feline Med Surg 2009;11:763-778. www.catvets.com/professionals/guidelines/publications/?Id=398 (accessed Oct. 21, 2011).

4. Wannemacher RW, McCoy JR. Determination of optimal dietary protein requirements of young and old dogs. J Nutr 1966;88:66-74.

5. Davenport G, Gaasch S, Hayek MG, et al. Effect of dietary protein on body composition and metabolic responses of geriatric and young-adult dogs. J Vet Intern Med 2001;15:306.

6. Sunvold GD, Bouchard GF. The glycemic response to dietary starch. In: Reinhart GA, Carey DP, eds. Recent advances in canine and feline nutrition. Vol II. 1998 Iams Nutrition Symposium Proceedings. Wilmington, Ohio: Orange Frazer Press, 1998;123-131.

7. Appleton DJ, Rand JS, Priest J, et al. Dietary carbohydrate source affects glucose concentrations, insulin secretion and food intake in overweight cats. Nut Res 2004;24:447-467.

8. Sunvold GD, Reinhart GA. Summary and application of present knowledge in gastrointestinal health. In: Reinhart GA, Carey DP, eds. Recent advances in canine and feline nutrition. Vol II. 1998 Iams Nutrition Symposium Proceedings. Wilmington,
Ohio: Orange Frazer Press, 1998;483-496.

9. Hutchinson D, Freeman LM, Schreiner KE, et al. Survey of opinions about nutritional requirements of senior dogs and analysis of nutrient profiles of commercially available diets for senior dogs. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med 2011;9:68-79.

 

Questions and Answers about Senior Pet Nutrition

Sally Perea, DVM, MS, DACVN
Senior Scientist
P&G Pet Care R&D

References
1. Richardson A, Birchenall-Sparks MC. Age-related changes in protein synthesis. Rev Biol Res Aging 1983;1:255-273.

2. Hayek MG, Davenport GM. Nutrition and aging in companion animals. J Anti Aging Med 1998;1:117-123.

3. Wannemacher RW, McCoy JR. Determination of optimal dietary protein requirements in young and old dogs. J Nutr 1966;88:66-74.

4. Davenport G, Gaasch S, Hayek MG, et al. Effect of dietary protein on body composition and metabolic responses of geriatric and young-adult dogs. J Vet Intern Med 2001;15:306.

5. Laflamme, DP. Pet food safety: dietary protein. Top Compan Anim Med 2008;23(3):154-157.