Increase your knowledge with this eclectic collection of science-focused snippets, articles, video summaries and papers aimed at keeping you in the picture!
Many pet owners perceive wheat gluten as a poor-quality protein source to feed their beloved pet. How can we properly communicate the nutritional value provided by this ingredient to pet owners? Watch our latest quick, digestible video snippet prepared by and featuring board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Allison Wara as she gives us the scoop on wheat gluten as a source of protein and demonstrates its contribution to creating a complete and well-balanced diet. Dr. Wara has also...
Cats are very susceptible to stress hyperglycemia, making in-clinic blood glucose curves potentially unhelpful. Accurate curves can be obtained for calm cats either in clinic or by clients at home. Results from stressed or “spicy” cats can be difficult, or impossible, to interpret. Spot glucose checks, or assessment of urine glucose levels are rarely beneficial in managing a diabetic cat and can be very misrepresentative. Many pet parents are unable to perform at-home blood glucose curves....
Is pumpkin all it's cracked up to be? How much fibre content can pumpkin provide a pet with constipation or diarrhea compared to a fibre-enriched veterinary diet? How can we properly communicate this information to pet owners? Watch our latest quick, digestible video snippet prepared by and featuring board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Allison Wara as she gives us the scoop on pumpkin as a source of fibre and does a quick calculation to compare it with the intake provided by a...
Why are ingredient lists so long? Why do they include terms that most pet owners wouldn’t recognize?How can we improve client understanding of these terms?Watch our latest quick, digestible video snippet prepared by and featuring board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Allison Wara as she gives us the scoop on some of the scientific terms used on pet food labels as well as on new labelling and packaging requirements for pet food manufacturers.Dr. Wara has also prepared a summary card...
Infestation patterns of Ixodes scapularis and Dermacentor variabilis on dogs and cats across Canada: Highlights from a recent study
Watch this video as Sydney DeWinter, a PhD student in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, talks about the highlights from a recent study she conducted. She presents her research and results regarding tick preferential attachment sites and differences between tick species attachment preferences.
What comes to mind when you think of corn? Does it remind you of barbecue season? Or perhaps movie night with your family? How do you feel about corn as an ingredient in pet food? Watch our latest quick, digestible video snippet to get the scoop on the benefits of including corn in pet nutrition. You can also download a summary card (a.k.a a cheat sheet!) to keep as a reference.
Watch this video as Dr. Janice L. Huntingford discusses the 2023 AAHA Senior care guidelines for dogs and cats. She outlines recommendations that can help clinics develop personalized care for senior pets tailored to their specific needs, including in-clinic approaches, treatment options, and pain management with the objective of improving senior care and patient quality of life.
Have you ever been challenged by a client to explain why certain ingredients are included in pet foods? Or wondered about the role of some nutrients in pet nutrition? We want to help support your veterinary nutrition discussions with pet owners with the 90-sec SCOOP! Every month, watch a quick, digestible video snippet prepared by and featuring board-certified veterinary nutritionist, Allison Wara, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (nutrition). This month, Dr. Wara gives us the scoop on the benefits of using...
Diagnosis and treatment of feline hypertension: Highlights from a recent survey of Canadian veterinarians
Watch this video, as Dr. Karren Prost discusses the results of a recent survey of Canadian veterinarians conducted by CommuniVET™ that explores feline hypertension diagnostics and treatment practices among Canadian veterinarians and identifies barriers to recommending blood pressure monitoring in senior feline patients (>7 years). Want to learn more about feline hypertension? Watch this interview with feline specialist Dr. Kelly St. Denis as she discusses with Dr. Prost when is blood...