Nutrition and Health of Dogs and Cats: Evolution of Petfood

@article{Bontempo2005NutritionAH,
  title={Nutrition and Health of Dogs and Cats: Evolution of Petfood},
  author={Valentino Bontempo},
  journal={Veterinary Research Communications},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={45-50}
}
  • V. Bontempo
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Research Communications
Maintaining the health of dogs and cats by feeding wholesome nutritional diets is becoming an important component of responsible pet ownership. Pet owners now seek a long and healthy life for their pet and look to nutrition, as well as to veterinary medicine, to provide such support. Quality of life, measured in terms of reduced incidence of diseases and the ability to maintain an active life, would appear to be able to be enhanced by appropriate nutrition and nutraceutical supplementation. As… Expand
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