Conference Program 2020


What's to Know About AAFCO? Talking to Clients About Nutritional Adequacy

14 May 2020
Clinical Theater 1

A summary of AAFCO, pet food labels, and how to determine nutritional adequacy of a food will be discussed by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist. Strategies for determining what is a high quality pet food will be discussed. Strategies for understanding marketing and myths will also be discussed. Case examples will be included to illustrate tips and strategies for evidence-based communication with pet owners.

  • By the end of this lecture, participants will be able to:
  • 1. Describe the organizations involved in the laws and regulations governing cat and dog food.
  • 2. Read an interpret a pet food label to determine if the diet is nutritionally appropriate for healthy animals of various life stages and purposes.
  • 3. Provide accurate responses to the most common questions about pet food.
  • 4. Identify evidence-based resources for pet food information and pet nutrition.
Deborah Linder, DVM, MS, DACVN, Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist - Tufts University

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