This course will provide an in-depth overview of the nutritional needs of aging dogs and cats, including the changes in metabolism, digestion, and nutrient requirements that occur with age. You will learn about the importance of proper nutrition in promoting healthy aging and preventing age-related diseases in dogs and cats.
This course is suitable for veterinary professionals, veterinary students, and pet owners with a basic understanding of pet nutrition. No specific prerequisites are required.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the physiological changes that occur with aging in dogs and cats
- Identify the changes in nutrient requirements that occur with age
- Understand the role of nutrition in promoting healthy aging and preventing age-related diseases
- Identify special nutritional considerations for aging dogs and cats
- Choose appropriate diets for aging dogs and cats based on their individual needs
- Develop effective treatment plans for aging pets with nutritional challenges.
- Assistant Professor of Veterinary Nutrition, Long-Island University-Post Affiliate Faculty, Colorado State University.
- Clinical Instructor, One Health Faculty Fellow, Colorado State University
- Senior Research Scientist, Waltham Centre of Pet Nutrition 2013–2016
- Resident, UC Davis 2007–2013