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Pet owners necessarily play an active role in determining their pets' diet, and their nutritional choices are likely to be influenced by numerous factors, including their knowledge of the nutritional needs of their pets; their perceptions regarding the nutritional value, wholesomeness, and safety of feed ingredients; their thoughts about the pet food industry; and their sources of information regarding the dietary management of their pets. Communicating effectively with owners about nutrition and dietary management of companion animals can be difficult, particularly when the goal is to persuade a pet owner to alter feeding practices. Circumstances frequently arise in which a
Dr. Willoughby's present address is The Animal Medical Center, 510 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065.
Dr. Fleeman's present address is Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.
Dr. Laflamme's present address is Nestlé Purina PetCare Research, 473 Grandma's Place, Floyd, VA 24091.
Dr. Bauer's present address is Southwest National Primate Center, PO Box 760549, San Antonio, TX 78245.
Dr. Kemp's present address is Mandeville Veterinary Services, 131 Carlton Ave East, Wembly HA9 8PN, England.
Dr. Van Doren's present address is Laguna Creek Veterinary Hospital, 5060 Laguna Blvd, Ste 129, Elk Grove, CA 95758.
Supported by Nestlé Purina PetCare Research.
Presented in part in abstract form at the Nestlé Purina Nutrition Forum, St Louis, October 2004, and the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, Baltimore, June 2005.
Dr. Laflamme is employed by the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, and Drs. Michel, Abood, and Freeman serve on an expert advisory council for the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.