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Vets And Pet Food
« on: April 29, 2014, 04:17:08 PM »
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At present, only 8% of the Veterinary Colleges in North America have nutrition as a prerequisite for admission into the veterinary programme. Introductory nutrition courses are taught in 75% of the veterinary colleges in the United States. Applied clinical nutrition in both large and small animals is taught as an elective in 14 to 28% of the colleges. Exit interviews of graduates and surveys of practicing veterinarians indicate that they are not adequately trained in nutrition.
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Re: Vets And Pet Food
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 04:58:48 PM »
Interesting timing!  I just saw this article: and passed it on to the co-worker who got the English Springer Spaniel.  At her last check-up the vet advised that they needed to watch her weight.   bangshead  When they told the vet what they're feeding, the vet was ok with it.   bangshead  bangshead  bangshead  bangshead

That's when I advised her that they get squat when it comes to nutritional education, and what they get comes from the PFI.   ;D  Hopefully, the article will help drive that message home a bit.
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Re: Vets And Pet Food
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 05:04:53 PM »
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