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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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  • feline body condition system

    Feline Body Condition System Sheet

    A visual aid to the Purina Body Condition Score System for cats.​

    1 min to 5 min

  • DISHAA evaluation tool

    DISHAA Assessment Tool

    A useful tool to monitor cognitive function in dogs.​

    1 min to 5 min

  • purina fecal scoring chart

    Purina Fecal Scoring Chart

    The Purina Fecal Scoring Chart is a practical, easy-to-use tool that can help clients describe their pets’ stools.

    1 min to 5 min

  • paper with magnifying glass icon

    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

  • dog and cat standing together looking toward the camera

    Components of Nutritional Assessment

    Nutritional assessment uses an iterative process to make specific diet recommendations tailored to individual dogs and cats.

    1 min to 5 min

  • bowel form

    Why Distinguish Between Small and Large Bowel Diarrhea

    Identifying which part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is involved is a first step in diagnosing GI problems.

    1 min to 5 min

  • risk factors

    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

  • 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

  • veterinary examining a cat on exam table

    Evaluating Your Cat’s Body Condition

    Assess your cat's Body Condition in just 3 simple steps.​

    1 min to 5 min