Idea Exchange: Tell clients exactly what their pets should eat

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Feb 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff

To ensure that dog and cat owners know what their pets should be eating, we give new clients nutrition profiles specific to their pets. Each profile has diet recommendations, including the number of meals per day, the percentage of diet that should be dry food and the percentage that should be canned food, other foods the animal can eat (e.g. carrots, brown rice, pasta), and any supplements that the animal should be given. We also list foods to avoid (e.g. chocolate, onions, grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts). The profiles have been a great success.
Dr. Bud Stuart
Goleta, Calif.