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Nutritional Assessment

The American Animal Hospital Association recommends these nutritional assessment guidelines because good nutrition enhances pets' quality and...

Nutritional assessment

Nutritional assessment is a two-part process consisting of screening and extended evaluations.

BCS and MCS

Use a consistent method and scale to measure body weight (BW), body condition score (BCS) and muscle condition score (MCS) to assess current status...

Monitoring

Adults in good body condition should be reassessed regularly. Decisions regarding specific frequency of visits are made appropriately on an...

Summary

Nutritional assessment is an important aspect of optimal animal care. This document provides guidance for appropriate, effective assessment,...

Client education

Client communication and rapport is important for achieving desired outcomes. Technicians should be involved in the nutrition-evaluation process wh...

References

2010 AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats references

Raw protein diet

The American Animal Hospital Association's position regarding raw protein diets.

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