Chronic Renal Failure

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Chapter 32. Chronic Renal Failure DESCRIPTION AND CLINICAL SIGNS Chronic renal failure in dogs and cats is characterized by an irreversible and progressive loss of kidney function and the development…

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Performance

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Chapter 24. Performance Dogs work with people in a variety of capacities, including acting as aids for the blind and the physically disabled, herding and guarding sheep, hunting, pulling sleds…

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Pregnancy and Lactation

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Chapter 20. Pregnancy and Lactation It has been observed that successful gestation and lactation in companion animals is the result of a combination of factors. These factors include selection of…

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Nutrition and Mobility

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Chapter 37. Nutrition and Mobility It has been reported that almost one fourth of dogs visiting veterinary practices are diagnosed with musculoskeletal disorders. 1 Of these cases, 70% involved mobility…

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Protein and Amino Acids

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Chapter 4. Protein and Amino Acids Proteins are complex molecules that, like carbohydrates and fats, contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. In addition, all proteins contain the element nitrogen, and the…

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Development and Treatment of Obesity

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Chapter 28. Development and Treatment of Obesity Obesity is the most common form of malnutrition seen in companion animals in the United States and other industrialized countries. Although incidence estimates…

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Nutrient Content of Pet Foods

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Chapter 16. Nutrient Content of Pet Foods The most important consideration in choosing a commercial pet food for a companion animal is its nutrient content. Nutrient content refers not only…

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Dental Health and Diet

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Chapter 34. Dental Health and Diet Periodontal disease and inflammation of the gingivae are common disorders in dogs and cats. 1 Gingivitis is caused by the formation and persistence of…

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