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Role of Diet in the Health of the Feline Intestinal Tract and in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  title={Role of Diet in the Health of the Feline Intestinal Tract and in Inflammatory Bowel Disease},
  author={A Glasgow and Nick John Cave and L G Stanley and James Alan Morris},
The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis has been a leading center for feline nutrition research, with pioneers such as Dr. James Morris and Dr. Quinton Rogers. Discoveries from University of California, Davis have led to several changes in the formulation of commercial cat foods to combat such disorders as dilated cardiomyopathy and feline lower urinary tract disease. In spite of the many advances in feline nutrition, our knowledge of nutrient requirements for… 

Raw diets for dogs and cats: a review, with particular reference to microbiological hazards

There is a recent trend to feed pet dogs and cats in Britain and other developed countries on raw meat and animal by‐products using either commercial preparations or home recipes, driven by perceived health benefits to pets and a suspicion of industrially produced pet food.

Taurine and zoo felids: considerations of dietary and biological tissue concentrations.

Knowing that TAU is required in the formulation of hand-rearing diets for exotic felids, the TAU content of 38 ingredients or products used in zoo carnivore feeding or hand- rearing programs was summarized, including 21 new feedstuffs for which TAU data were previously lacking.

Rabbit Carcasses for Use in Feline Diets: Amino Acid Concentrations in Fresh and Frozen Carcasses With and Without Gastrointestinal Tracts

None of the rabbit samples met any recommendation for taurine concentrations for commercial canned or dry extruded diets, ranging from 20 to 90% of the minimum values, and Taurine supplementation is recommended when feeding rabbit to cats.

Feeding Patients that have Chronic Kidney Disease : The Controversy and Lessons from the Literature

Evaluation of the patient should include body weight, body condition score (BCS), evaluation of muscle mass, and systolic blood pressure, and important laboratory parameters include creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, potassium, albumin, bicarbonate, urine specific gravity, and urine protein-to-creatinine ratio.

Home-prepared diets for dogs and cats.

It is important for veterinary practitioners to understand the risks and benefits of home-prepared diets, as well as the motivation behind a pet owner’s decision to follow this type of feeding regimen, to ensure optimal health for their patients.

Nutritional evaluation of raw meat and whole prey diets for domestic and exotic cats

The authors' analyses indicated that all diets were lower than recommendations for essential fatty acids, and the E diet was deficient in total fat, and all raw meats tested maintained N metabolism in domestic cats.

One Health approach to companion carnivores with special regard to raw-feeding

This review gathers the animal and human health and environmental aspects of domestic carnivore feeding and the environmental impacts of pets and pet foods can be identified.

Blood values of adult captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) fed either supplemented beef or whole rabbit carcasses.

It is suggested that neither diet is likely to provide appropriate nutrition to captive cheetahs when fed exclusively, and therefore the risk of hypervitaminosis A in captiveCheetah when fed WR exclusively on a long-term basis should be evaluated.

Commercially available avian and mammalian whole prey diet items targeted for consumption by managed exotic and domestic pet felines: true metabolizable energy and amino acid digestibility using the precision-fed cecectomized rooster assay.

The precision-fed cecectomized rooster assay was used to determine the protein quality and nitrogen-corrected true ME (TMEn) of 17 whole prey samples, demonstrating how variable the digestibility of these items may be and justifying more research in this area.

The Feline Cardiomyopathies: 3. Cardiomyopathies other than HCM

While these other feline cardiomyopathies are less prevalent than HCM in cats, their clinical and radiographic presentation is often indistinguishable from HCM.



Nutrition of the domestic cat, a mammalian carnivore.

The cat appears to have less capability to adapt to most changes in dietary composition because it cannot change the quantities of enzymes involved in the metabolic pathways, which has resulted in more stringent nutritional requirements for cats than for omnivores such as the rat, dog, and man.

Dietary antibiotics decrease taurine loss in cats fed a canned heat-processed diet.

The hypothesis that the dietary taurine requirement of cats is largely determined by the extent of microbial degradation of taurines in the gastrointestinal tract is supported.

Public health concerns associated with feeding raw meat diets to dogs.

The purpose of the present article is to summarize the microbiologic infections dogs may acquire through consumption of raw or undercooked meats and meat by-products and suggestions on reducing the risks associated with these infections.

Myocardial failure in cats associated with low plasma taurine: a reversible cardiomyopathy.

A direct link between decreased taurine concentration in the myocardium and decreased myocardial mechanical function is proposed.

High dietary protein and taurine increase cysteine desulfhydration in kittens.

The direct pathway via cysteine desulfhydrase appears to be the major route of cysteinesulfhydration in kitten liver because the values obtained in the absence of alphaKG were 81-88% of those obtained in a taurine-free diet.

Home-prepared dog & cat diets : a healthful alternative

Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets is a first-of-its-kind nutrition and dietetics book. It offers owners and breeders a wholesome alternative to commercial pet food and provides veterinarians with a

Feeding ecology and population dynamics of the feral cat (Felis catus) in relation to the availability of prey in central-eastern New South Wales

The diet of feral cats was studied at Lake Burrendong from July 1994 to June 1997; however, invertebrates contributed less and possums more to the diet in winter and summer respectively, and a significant dietary response was found to changes in rabbit abundance, but not for the other prey types.

Cellular model for induction of drip loss in meat.

Stress-induced taurine release from muscles may precede by two different mechanisms, one being 5-lipooxygenase dependent and the other involving generation of reactive oxygen species.

Feeding Ecology and Population Dynamics of the Feral Cat (Felis Catus) in Relation to the Availability of Prey in Central-Eastern New South Wales. Wildlife Research

  • 1999