Companion Animal Nutrition_2

Companion Animal Nutrition_2 - What is Geriatric? Geriatric...

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1 Geriatric Nutrition of Companion Animals 2 What is “Geriatric”? Aging is a biologic process that results in progressive reduction of one’s ability to maintain oneself under stress, leading to increased vulnerability to disease Goldston and Hoskins “Geriatrics and Gerontology of the Dog and Cat” 3 Age Chart 4 Diseases Associated with Older Pets Cancer Heart Disease Dental Disease GI Disease Liver Disease Pancreatic Disease Skin Disease Urinary Tract Disease Skeletal Disease Endocrine Disease 5 High Protein Diets and Kidney Disease? 6 Researcher (Affiliation) % Dietary Protein Bovee (UPenn) 8, 18, 26, 54% Bovee (UPenn) 19, 27, 56% Robertson (UPenn) 19, 27, 56% Finco (UGA) 17, 34% Finco (UGA) 16, 24, 50% Polzin (UMinn) 8, 17, 44% Churchill (UMinn) 22, 39% Research: Protein and Canine Kidney Disease
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7 Facts: ± High dietary protein has not been shown to contribute to the development of kidney disease ± High dietary protein does not overwork the kidneys because the excretion of excess urea is a passive process ± It has not been shown that restricting dietary protein prevents kidney disease in otherwise healthy dogs or in dogs with renal failure 8 Older dogs should be protein restricted Feeding Healthy Older Pets Protein-Former Beliefs 9 66 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 % Body Lean (-) 9 mo. 1 yr. 2 yr. 16.5% protein 45.6% protein Kealy, 1998 Effect of Dietary Protein on Body Lean in Aging Pointers 10 Effect of Dietary Protein on Body Fat in Aging Pointers 0 5 10 15 20 25 % Body Fat (-) 9 mo. 1 yr. 2 yr. 16.5% protein
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2011 for the course ANSC 324 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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