Nutrition Library - Browse Articles for Dogs with Medical Conditions

  • Cancer Cachexia
  • Applies To:Cancer, Lifestage: Senior and Elderly
  • Cancer cachexia is a common end stage manifestation of a wide variety of cancers in people, dogs and cats. It is a complex syndrome that includes progressive weight loss that occurs even in the face of apparently adequate nutritional intake. This article describes the current knowledge on cancer cachexia in dogs and cats and some very general feeding recommendations. Number of citations = 10
  • Cat, Dog
  • Category:With Medical Conditions, Foods and Feeding
  • Number of Pages:3
  • Price:$4.00
  • Colitis
  • Applies To:Intestines - Large Bowel
  • A number of infectious, toxic, inflammatory and dietary factors can trigger an episode of large bowel diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is thought to be the most common type of colitis. Multiple strategies for managing colitis are described. A diet should be specifically formulated for each case, hence no diet is suggested in this article.

    Number of citations = 13
  • Cat, Dog
  • Category:With Medical Conditions
  • Number of Pages:6
  • Price:$7.00
  • Constipation Obstipation Megacolon
  • Applies To:Intestines - Small Bowel
  • The clinical problem of constipation and the more serious condition obstipation are described. Megacolon is briefly described as a common reason for obstipation in cats. Megacolon is rare in dogs. Dietary management using water and fiber supplementation in both species is explained. A diet should be specifically formulated for each case, hence no diet is suggested in this article.

    Number of citations = 6
  • Cat, Dog
  • Category:With Medical Conditions
  • Number of Pages:5
  • Price:$6.00
  • Dietary Chloride and Bromide Medications
  • Applies To:Nervous System & Brain
  • This article outlines the medical use and precautions of bromide as an anti-seizure medications in dogs and cats, and how bromide dose is related to diet chloride levels. A diet should be specifically formulated for each case, hence no diet is suggested in this article.
    Number of citations = 1
  • Dog
  • Category:With Medical Conditions
  • Number of Pages:2
  • Price:$3.00
  • Food Oxalate Content List
  • Oxalate content of foods have been grouped into broad ranges based on the higher values reported for each food. Items commonly fed to dogs and cats have been bolded.
  • Dog
  • Category:With Medical Conditions
  • Number of Pages:4
  • Price:$4.00
  • Gastric Dilatation – Volvulus (GDV)
  • Applies To:Stomach
  • This article presents the known risk factors associated with the incidence of GDV. Those feed related factors both postively and negatively associated with GDV are outlined. A diet should be specifically formulated for each case, hence no diet is suggested in this article.


    Number of citations = 7
  • Dog
  • Category:With Medical Conditions
  • Number of Pages:3
  • Price:$4.00
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease - dog
  • Applies To:Intestines - Small Bowel
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is thought to be the most common reason for chronic vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Multiple strategies for managing IBD are described. A diet should be specifically formulated for each case, hence no diet is suggested in this article.


    Number of citations = 9
  • Dog
  • Category:With Medical Conditions
  • Number of Pages:5
  • Price:$6.00
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Applies To:Intestines - Large Bowel
  • The clinical syndrome called Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) also called spastic colon, nervous colon, spastic colitis and mucus colitis is described. Fiber supplements and dietary management is explained. A diet should be specifically formulated for each case, hence no diet is suggested in this article.


    Number of citations = 4
  • Dog
  • Category:With Medical Conditions
  • Number of Pages:4
  • Price:$5.00
  • Nutrition in Cancer Patients
  • Applies To:Cancer, Lifestage: Senior and Elderly
  • This article summarizes the collective knowledge to date on the nutritional factors, diets and feeding of companion animals with cancer. Nutritional support can reduce or prevent the side effects associated with cancer therapy and help ameliorate the metabolic changes induced by cancer in dogs and cats. Additionally, there is growing evidence that specific nutrients may aid in the treatment of some cancers. Manipulating the dietary fat, protein (amino acids) and soluble carbohydrate concentrations can potentially minimize the stress response and slow tumor progression.

    Number of citations = 16
  • Cat, Dog
  • Category:With Medical Conditions, Foods and Feeding
  • Number of Pages:11
  • Price:$12.00
  • Overweight Dogs
  • Applies To:Musculo Skeletal System, Lifestage: Adult
  • Obesity represents the single biggest health risk among pet dogs, and one that many veterinarians are reluctant to discuss, for fear of offending their clients. This article discusses how to assess your dog's weight, feeding routine and diet recommendations for weight loss. It also discusses new information concerning obesity and how carrying extra pounds of fat is the beginning of many other diseases, including premature death. Number of citations = 22
  • Dog
  • Category:With Medical Conditions, Foods and Feeding
  • Number of Pages:8
  • Price:$9.00
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