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Nutrition webinar added to BSAVA Library
"Nutrition discussions with clients can be challenging, not least given the plethora of diets available for pets" - Georgina Woods.
Resource to help vets engage owners in discussions about nutrition.

A new nutrition webinar has been added to the BSAVA Library.

The webinar, 'The essential ingredients of a good nutritional recommendation', covers the key points that should be considered when offering a nutritional recommendation to a pet owner, including:
  • evaluation of the current situation
  • the main aims of a nutritional recommendation
  • assessment of evidence quality for diet claims
  • how the recently released BSAVA Guide to Nutrition can help facilitate meaningful conversations with owners regarding diet.
Webinar presenter Georgina Woods, who is one of the editors of the new BSAVA Guide, said: “Nutrition discussions with clients can be challenging, not least given the plethora of diets available for pets.

“This webinar aims to cover the main points to support an evidence-based decision-making process to help vets engage owners in a meaningful discussion about nutrition and provide guidance on the most suitable diet for their pet.”

The BSAVA Guide to Nutrition is an independent guide comprising a series of factsheets for veterinary professionals on four different diet options: commercially manufactured diets; grain-free diets; home-prepared cooked diets; and raw diets.

Each option s accompanied by a factsheet for owners that can be provided as part of the consultation.

The new BSAVA Guide to Nutrition is available  through the BSAVA Library (£25; £15 to BSAVA members). Georgia’s lecture on ‘The essential ingredients of a good nutritional recommendation’ can be accessed via the BSAVA Webinar Library.

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