“Let food be thy medicine” Hippocrates (460-377 BC)
Nutrition is a vital component to providing optimal patient care. We are witnessing a new era in veterinary nutrition. After mastering the food at the dietary level, the specific characteristics of the species and the various breeds must be given due consideration.
Besides offering a good nutritional balance, the food can also play a role in preventing medical problems. For instance, food with added value in oral hygiene and chewing bars that encourage mastication and have a texture that maximizes the self-cleaning effect contribute to reducing the accumulation of dental deposits and perhaps to preventing gingivitis. While daily brushing remains the best way of preventing periodontal disease, the complementary use of dental foods is recommended.
The only intervention proven to delay the onset of disease and extend lifespan is maintenance of an optimal body condition.
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