As the global voice of Purina’s scientific communications, the Purina Institute has access to a worldwide network of resources to help share groundbreaking science.

Additionally, Purina R&D hold more than 100 global partnerships with external institutions, allowing us to collaborate with world leaders in veterinary nutrition and other scientific fields.

By connecting with the most innovative minds in pet health, the Purina Institute is promoting collaboration across the globe and facilitating an exchange of knowledge.

Find out more about our partners, and gain access to content they have shared to support you in practice.


World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and Purina Institute: transforming companion animal medicine around the world.

The Purina Institute is proud to be the WSAVA’s first Diamond Partner, a relationship reflective of our shared goals. Founded in 1961, WSAVA is an association that represents more than 200,000 veterinarians and 112 member associations globally.

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WSAVA’s mission is to advance the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide through an educated, committed and collaborative global community of veterinary peers.

As the WSAVA’s first Diamond Partner, we support some of WSAVA’s key clinical committees and initiatives: Global Nutrition Committee (GNC), Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee (AWWC), Hereditary Disease Committee (HDC) and One Health Committee (OHC).

The Purina Institute is also a global partner for WSAVA One Care, a pioneering initiative to motivate veterinary associations in countries where companion animal practice is still emerging to raise standards of care.

As part of our productive collaboration, we are able to provide a number of resources for you to use in your everyday conversations with pet owners. For more information on WSAVA, simply click below.

Partner Content for Download

WSAVA content is now available directly from PurinaInstitute.com. As a veterinarian, you share our goal of advancing knowledge for the benefit of animals and the people who care for them, so you may find the series of exclusive resources useful.

Tools for your practice
  • WSAVA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines
    Guidelines for the nutritional evaluation of dogs and cats to promote optimal health, using five vital signs as part of the standard physical examination for all small animals.
  • Short Diet History Form
    A sheet to record details about a pet’s existing diet and energy levels to help start the conversation about optimizing a pet’s nutrition.
  • Calorie Needs for an Average Healthy Adult Cat and Dog in Ideal Body Condition*
    A quick reference of daily dietary caloric requirements based on the animal’s weight.

    *If the cat or dog is overweight, these estimates may be too high and further calorie restriction will be required.
  • Muscle Condition Score Chart for Cats and Dogs in Ideal Body Condition
    A simple visual guide to assessing muscle condition score in pets.
  • Body Condition Score (BCS) Video/Score Sheet for Cats and Dogs
    An infographic that shows ideal and non-ideal cat and dog body conditions to help veterinarians and pet owners assess pets’ body condition score.
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