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been brought indoors and domesticated, their relationship with humans and their nutritional, physical, and emotional needs remain unique. 1–3 Cats have come to fill a niche that the current urban environment demands because of their ability to live in

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The environment of the GIT is composed of a diverse microbiome. On the basis of environmental, dietary, and genetic factors, the GIT environment develops from a sterile environment to one consisting primarily of anaerobes. 1 During development of

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domestic livestock. • Nutrient: food or chemicals that an organism needs to live and grow or a substance used in an organism's metabolism that must be taken in from its environment. Organic nutrients include carbohydrates, fats, proteins (or their

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short-chain fatty acids, water, and organic compounds and acidification of the luminal environment. Alternatively, fiber sources can be categorized as soluble or insoluble. Solubility of a fiber is a measure of its ability to disperse in water. Table

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interactions and sleep-wake cycles; apparent memory and learning deficits, reduced ability to focus, and inappropriate soiling behavior; reductions in activity and interaction with the pet's environment; repetitive behaviors; and increases in anxiety, including

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, treats, and nutritional products in accordance with label instructions, preferably in a cool, dry environment. • Save original pet food packaging material, including the date code and product code of all food products, for product identification in case

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preliminary study 3,a was conducted in Texas to analyze the veterinary referral environment in that state with regard to 4 key areas: demographic variables as predictors of referral center selection, key decision-making factors as predictors of referral

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factors such as unusual feeding environments, stress, and social interactions with other animals can interfere with an animal's food intake. Clinical Assessment To manage problems associated with poor appetite and insufficient food intake in

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that 30% of owners do not store pet food in an air-conditioned environment, despite the fact that they live in a warm climate. Improper storage or feeding techniques could include food that is fed after the manufacturer's expiration date, bags that have

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