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NUTRITIONAL & CLINICAL ASSESSMENT TOOLS

Resources to help evaluate a pet's current nutrition and guide nutrition recommendations.

 

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    Taking a Good Diet History

    The only way to know what each patient really eats is to ask ꟷ and document the information in the medical record.

    1 min to 5 min

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    Screening Diet History Form

    This short, screening diet history form is a practical, easy-to-use document that can help clients provide important information about their pets’ diets.

    1 min to 5 min

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    Nutritional Assessment Is an Iterative Process: Screening Evaluation

    Assessing a patient’s nutritional status is a recurring process that entails more than taking a diet history.

    1 min to 5 min

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    Nutritional Assessment Is an Iterative Process: Extended Evaluation

    An extended nutritional evaluation is important for pets at risk for nutrition-related problems.

    1 min to 5 min

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    Nutrition-Related Risk Factors

    Pets should be evaluated for the presence of nutrition-related risk factors as part of a screening nutritional assessment.

    1 min to 5 min

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    MER Calculator for Cats

    Using your patient’s age group with current weight and body condition score, this feeding calculator will provide estimated daily caloric needs to reach or maintain ideal body condition.

    1 min to 5 min

  • Feeding calculator, dog

    MER Calculator for Dogs

    Using your patient’s age group with current weight and body condition score, this feeding calculator will provide estimated daily caloric needs to reach or maintain ideal body condition.

    1 min to 5 min