Feline health and nutrition

This module will take you 2 to 4 hours, although a lot is core knowledge so should have been covered in your course. Therefore, if you know the material then the work should not take too long.

Information sources

(for sources on husbandry, behaviour and breeds see other modules)

Manual of Feline Practice Chapter 2

WSAVA Guidelines for the vaccination of dogs and cats

Companion article on using teeth to age kittens

Watch these lectures:

Geriatric cats: what can they eat? Speaker: Alexandra Taylor

Obesity in felines Speaker: Alexandra Taylor

You may also be interested in purchasing our new online BSAVA Guide to Nutrition

Suggested work

(1) Read the relevant chapters, article and listen to the lecture on geriatric cats.

(2) Listen to the lecture on obesity in felines and write down short notes that you would be happy to give to an owner of an obese cat.

(3) Write short notes on feeding cats a raw diet. You may wish to consider this Companion article.

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