Articles by Claudia A. Kirk, DVM, PhD - Veterinary Healthcare


Articles by Claudia A. Kirk, DVM, PhD

Claudia A. Kirk, DVM, PhD

Feline Insulin Solutions: A Roundtable Discussion (Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.)
July 23, 2010

A panel of veterinary specialists and general practitioners discuss their real-world experiences in providing successful care to diabetic cats.

Obesity: the skinny on fat (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

Obesity is the most important malnutrition of companion animals. It can be a disabling medical condition when moderate to severe in scope. At prevalence rate estimates of 10-40%, obesity must be considered a significant hazard to dogs and cats.

Facts, fallacies, and future of pet nutrition (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and the general public are inundated with information, some accurate and some not, on pet nutrition.

Therapeutic diets: Food you can use (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

Therapeutic diets represent another aspect of treatment of specific diseases in addition to conventional therapy. These diets are designed for one or more diseases and formulated to contain a nutrient composition that may be of benefit in treating these diseases.

Evaluating diets and nutritional plans: How do I answer those questions? (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

Pet food sales in the United States exceed 17 billion dollars. Veterinarians and veterinary staff are – and should be – a valuable source for nutritional recommendations.

Food toxicity: When good food goes bad (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

Foods, whether for human or animal consumption, are supposed to provide nutrients for maintenance of health; however, situations arise where the food may be source of the problem.

When diets aren't enough – supplements and nutraceuticals (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

Supplementation of diets may be necessary due to dietary imbalances or because of disease-specific therapeutic benefits of the supplement.

Raw and homemade diets: taking matters into your own hands (Proceedings)
November 1, 2009

Some owners prefer to prepare homemade foods – feel less guilty and have impression of preparing a "real meal" that is "more natural" and "more traditional".


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