First published in 1989, this volume presents a detailed series of scientific reviews concerned with most of the key areas of dog and cat nutrition; for example, the volume surveys and provides data on protein and energy requirements, calcium metabolism and essential fatty acids. It shows the substantial developments in knowledge that have occurred in the subject and discusses potential trends. The volume is an expanded, updated and edited version of papers originally presented at the Seventh Waltham Symposium on advances in dog and cat nutrition, held at Queens' College Cambridge in 1985. This is a comprehensively reference volume in a subject which is scientifically challenging and of immense practical importance. The volume will provide an essential source of reference and information for practitioners and students of veterinary medicine and for nutritionists and food research scientists in academia and industry.
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Table of Contents1. Why dogs and cats? R. S. Anderson; 2. The current consensus in dog and cat nutrition J. P. W. Rivers and I. H. Burger; 3. The 1985 revision of the National Research Council nutrient requirements of dogs and its impact on the pet food industry B. E. Sheffy; 4. Optimal ranges of actual nutrients D. S. Kronfeld and C. A. Banta; 5. Comparative aspects of nutrition and metabolism of dogs and cats J. G. Morris and Q. R. Rogers; 6. Allometric considerations in the nutrition of dogs J. P. W. Rivers and I. H. Burger; 7. Bodyweight changes and energy intakes of cats during gestations and lactation G. G. Loveridge and J. P. W. Rivers; 8. Nutrition, anaerobic and aerobic exercise and stress D. S. Kronfeld, T. O. Adkins and R. L. Downey; 9. Feeding behaviour of the cat E. Kane; 10. Protein in the nutrition of dogs and cats M. C. Schaeffer, Q. R. Rogers and J. G. Morris; 11. Tryptophan metabolism in the cat J. R. Mercer and S. V. P. S. Silva; 12. Is carbohydrate essential for pregnancy and lactation in dogs? S. E. Blaza, D. Booles and I. H. Burger; 13. The effects of carbohydrate-free diets contatining different levels of protein on reproduction in the bitch E. Kienzle and H. Meyer; 14. The use of different sources of raw and heated starch in the ration of weaned kittens R. O. De Wilde and T. Jansen; 15. Pathogenesis of lactose-induced diarrhoea and its prevention by enzymatic splitting of lactose H. C. Mundt and H. Meyer; 16. Salt intake, animal health and hypertension: should sleeping dogs lie? A. R. Michell; 17. Calcium metabolism and skeletal development in dogs H. A. Hazewinkel; 18. The effects of the overfeeding of a balanced complete commercial diet to a group of growing Great Danes R. B. Lavelle; 19. The role of zinc in canine and feline nutrition C. A. Banta; 20. Factors determining the essential fatty acid requirements of the cat J. G. McLean and E. A. Monger; 21. Lipoprotein cholesterol distribution in experimentally induced canine cholestatis J. E. Bauer, D. J. Meyer, R. G. Goring, C. H. Beauchamp and J. Jones; 22. The role of fluid in the feline urological syndrome C. J. Gaskell; 23. The role of diet in feline struvite urolithiasis syndrome C. A. Buffington, N. E. Cook, Q. R. Rogers and J. G. Morris; 24. Canine and feline nutrition: future perspectives J. P. W. Rivers and I. H. Burger; Appendices; Index.