Practical atlas of nutrition and feeding in cats and dogs (volume II) Printed + digital
This second volume of the Practical atlas of nutrition and feeding in cats and dogs is focused on the basics of cat and dog nutrition and food management at different life stages, such as pregnancy and lactation and the geriatric stage. It also addresses the specific needs of puppies and kittens as well as sporting dogs. This book, like Volume I, is made of a series of double-page spreads with comprehensive information and plenty of visuals that, by turning concepts into images, will enable its readers to further their knowledge on pet nutrition in a pleasant manner. Who said nutrition was boring?
1. Practical management of feeding How should we feed our pets? Learning to eat Strategies to stimulate ingestion (I) Strategies to stimulate ingestion (II) 2. Feeding for reproduction Nutritional management of breeding animals Feeding pregnant females Fats and proteins during pregnancy Minerals and vitamins in pregnancy Feeding management for pregnant pets and possible pathologies 3. Feeding lactating females Females in lactation: colostrum and milk Energy requirements during lactation (I) Energy requirements during lactation (II) Nutrients and management during lactation 4. Feeding puppies and kittens Puppy and kitten growth Weight gain in puppies and kittens Lactation and milk replacements Enzymatic development of the digestive system Requirements during growth (I) Requirements during growth (II) Food management in puppies and kittens 5. Feeding geriatric animals The aging process How does food restriction affect aging? Gastrointestinal changes due to aging Other systemic changes of aging Requirements in healthy geriatric animals (I) Requirements in healthy geriatric animals (II) Cognitive dysfunction syndrome Nutrients to fight CDS (I) Nutrients to fight CDS (II) 6. Feeding sporting and working dogs Sporting dogs Effects of exercise on digestion and the metabolism Changes associated with training Obtaining ATP for exercise How much energy does a dog spend when running? Factors increasing ER when running Temperature and energy requirements in exercise Nutrients for exercise: water and proteins Nutrients for exercise: fats and FAs Nutrients for exercise: carbohydrates and fiber Vitamins and minerals for exercise Management of feeding in sporting dogs
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