Education Dispels Myths Around Nutrition’s Role in GI Disease
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Education Dispels Myths Around Nutrition’s Role in GI Disease

By Marie Rosenthal, MS
For The Education Series

Posted: May 23, 2012, 7:00 p.m. EDT

Owners have a lot of choices when it comes to feeding their dogs, but they do not always make nutritionally sound judgments when selecting a pet food. This may be one reason why gastrointestinal problems are among the top 10 reasons that owners take their dogs to the veterinarian, according to the Veterinary Pet Insurance Co.

“Often owners want recommendations for food,” said Davinne Glenn, DVM, co-owner of Veterinary Center of Liberty in Missouri. “Large retail stores have rows and rows of different foods, and owners can find many opinions about what makes a quality food from people who might not have any veterinary nutritional training. It can be overwhelming.”

Owners sometimes fail to recognize the role a bad pet food can play in causing GI problems, nor do they realize that a good pet food can prevent some of these problems or keep a d…………… continues on VetPracticeNews.com

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