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Feeding for Life-Stage: What’s Age and AAFCO Got to Do With It Anyway?

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Canada
1 Hr of RACE CE pending

Dr Tammy Owens

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In this session, participants will review the meaning of nutritional adequacy for cats and dogs, how to interpret nutritional adequacy statements as defined by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), and how to apply this to dietary choices for individual pets/patients. Key differences between life stages will be highlighted. A larger emphasis will be put on nutritional needs to support growth, including large breed puppies, as well as how optimal nutritional needs and recommendations may change at significant transition points (such as from puppy to juvenile or at time of neuter). The participant should be able to utilize this information to inform future dietary recommendations, avoid pitfalls in blanket recommendations, and respond to individual animal needs. Discussion and case examples will include what to look for and evaluate when choosing a specific diet for an individual pet.

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Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Tammy J Owens

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition)

Dr. Tammy Owens graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and then completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine & surgery at Mississippi State University in 2010. She completed a residency at UC Davis in Small Animal Clinical Nutrition in 2014 and became board-certified in small animal clinical nutrition in 2015, while completing a Masters degree in Nutritional Biology at UC Davis. Dr. Owens also has clinical experience practicing emergency and critical care and as a registered veterinary technologist. Currently, Dr. Owens works for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan as an assistant professor and runs a clinical nutrition service for the Veterinary Medical Centre.

Outside of work, Dr. Owens spends time with her small herd of cats and her Beagle, and enjoys a variety of activities with her husband, family, and friends.

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