Unconventional diets for dogs and cats – Introduction
Published 15 August 2022
This section provides links to papers that set the discussion on feeding dogs and cats in context as well as providing links to a number of papers that report on owner attitudes to feeding their pets. The section also provides links to nutritional guidelines for reference.
- Michel, K.E. (2006) Unconventional diets for dogs and cats. Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice, 36 (6), pp. 1269-1281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2006.08.003
- Parr, J.M. and Remillard, R.L. (2014) Handling alternative dietary requests from pet owners. Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice, 44 (4), pp. 667-688. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.03.006
- Dodd, S. et al. (2020) An observational study of pet feeding practices and how these have changed between 2008 and 2018. Veterinary Record, 186 (19), pp. 643-643. https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.105828
- Acuff, H.L. et al. (2021) Sustainability and Pet Food: Is There a Role for Veterinarians? Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice, 51 (3), pp. 563-581 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2021.01.010
- Laflamme, D. et al. (2014) Myths and misperceptions about ingredients used in commercial pet foods. Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice, 44 (4), pp. 689-698. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.03.002
- Sanderson, S.L. (2021) Pros and cons of commercial pet foods (including grain/grain free) for dogs and cats. Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice, 51 (3), pp. 529-550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2021.01.009
- Axelsson, E. et al. (2013) The genomic signature of dog domestication reveals adaptation to a starch-rich diet. Nature, 495 (7441), pp. 360-364. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11837
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