Chapter 9 Pt 3

Proper labeling of dog and cat foods is important in

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Unformatted text preview: duct ò༏  List of raw ingredients arranged in decreasing order of preponderance by weight Label Information ò༏  Should indicate the species for which it is intended as well as the following information: ò༏  Guaranteed analytical caloric content ò༏  Percent protein, fat, fiber, starch, and other carbohydrates, moisture, minerals, and vitamins ò༏  Descriptive terms ò༏  An affidavit for calorie count ò༏  Best to- use- before date Use of the Term Natural ò༏  Use of the term “natural” in petfoods has increased in recent years ò༏  The term “natural” may be used provided: ò༏  That all ingredients have not been chemically synthesized ò༏  That chemically synthesized vitamins or minerals present in a petfood using the term “natural” have a disclaimer juxtaposed in the same size, style, and color print as the term “natural” Nutritional Counseling and Marketing Petfoods ò༏  Veterinary client education should include nutritional counseling in addition to information regarding vaccinations, internal and external parasite examinations, pre- anesthesia laboratory testing, physical examinations, dental hygiene examinations, and other related healthcare interests ò༏  Consider the following: ò༏  Is the concept of the product scientifically valid? ò༏  Does the concept of the product relate to the purpose of the product? ò༏  Does the product adhere to the concept or just promote it as a sales gimmick? Analysis of Commercial Petfoods ò༏  Contain all the required nutrients: ò༏  Proteins and essential amino acids, fats and essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, fibers, minerals and vitamins, plus nonnutrient additives ò༏  Water is the only addition needed. ò༏  Desirable petfoods must be palatable, free of sharp points, soft enough to be easily consumed, and include sufficient fiber to ensure a desirable stool firmness ò༏  Must have guaranteed analysis listing on the package/ container. ò༏  Proper labeling of dog and cat foods is important in providing information Common Errors in Feeding ò༏  Common errors in feeding dogs and cats include: ò༏  Feeding cat foods to dogs and dog foods to cats ò༏  Feeding sugar to dogs and cats ò༏  Failing to ensure that cats drink plenty of water ò༏  Not monitoring urine pH levels in cats Nutrition and Disease: Therapeutic Petfoods •  There are diets designed specifically to help in the treatment of many diseases (often can decrease the amount of medications that a sick animal is on by feeding a therapeutic diet: •  Liver Disease •  Renal (kidney) Disease •  Diabetes •  Allergic p...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2014 for the course AVS 201 taught by Professor Mallilo during the Spring '11 term at Rhode Island.

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