Section 1: Basics of Nutrition 1. Energy and Water 2. Carbohydrates 3. Fats 4. Protein and Amino Acids 5. Vitamins 6. Minerals 7. Digestion and Absorption Section 2: Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats 8. Nutritional Idiosyncrasies of the Cat 9. Energy Balance 10. Carbohydrate Metabolism 11. Fat Requirements 12. Protein Requirements 13. Vitamin and Mineral Requirements Section 3: Pet Foods 14. History and Regulation of Pet Foods 15. Pet Food Labels 16. Nutrient Content of Pet Foods 17. Types of Pet Foods 18. Evaluation of Pet Foods Section 4: Feeding Management Throughout the Life Cycle 19. Feeding Regimens for Dogs and Cats 20. Pregnancy and Lactation 21. Nutritional Care of Neonatal Puppies and Kittens 22. Growth 23. Adult Maintenance 24. Performance 25. Geriatrics 26. Nutritional Myths and Feeding Practices Section 5: Nutritionally Responsive Disorders 27. Inherited Disorders of Nutrient Metabolism 28. Development and Treatment of Obesity 29. Diabetes Mellitus 30. Dietary Management of Urolithiasis in Cats and Dogs 31. Nutritionally-Responsive Dermatoses 32. Chronic Renal Failure 33. Feline Hepatic Lipidosis 34. Dental Health and Diet 35. Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Disease 36. Nutritional Care of Cancer Patients 37. Nutrition and Mobility NEW! 38. Nutrition and the Heart NEW! Appendix 1: Estimated Metabolizable Energy Requirements for Dogs Appendix 2: Estimated Metabolizable Energy Requirements of Adult Cats Appendix 3: Standard Weights for American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Breeds (lbs) Glossary
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