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broader anatomy, 10 the eukaryotic microbiota of rabbits remains largely unexplored. Furthermore, studies 5 , 9 , 11 – 15 analyzing the impact of diet on the rabbit GI tract bacterial microbiota focused mainly on the primary site of fermentation, the

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addition to primary DCM, secondary forms of DCM can also occur in dogs as the result of drugs, toxins, nutritional deficiencies (eg, taurine and thiamine), or other diet-associated factors (eg, contamination of feed by monensin or heavy metals). 7 – 9 In

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not always in agreement regarding the benefits of special diets. Some authors 13 have suggested that most dogs with EPI do not require dietary modification but may be fed their regular diet. Because of these discrepancies in feeding recommendations

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R aw-meat–based diets (RMBDs) have become an increasingly popular dietary choice among pet owners. 1 – 4 The benefits of RMBDs have been proposed to be related to both physical and behavioral health. 2 , 5 However, scientifically rigorous

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Analyses of the fibers in the prepubic tendon of the horse and ruminants have shown that it is composed of the crossed and uncrossed tendons of origin of the pectineus muscles, the pelvic tendons of the rectus and obliquus abdominis muscles, and the tendons of origin of the cranial parts of the gracilis muscles. Pelvic attachments of the linea alba and the yellow abdominal tunic are incorporated in it. It is not a transverse ligament, and it is not homologous to the human superior (cramai) pubic ligament.

The dog differs in 4 respects: (1) the pectineus tendons do not cross, but each originates from the pubic bone of the same side; (2) an iliopubic cartilage is intercalated in the prepubic tendon on each side at the junction of the pectineus tendon and the abdominal and pelvic tendons of the external oblique at the caudal angle of the superficial inguinal ring; (3) in some dogs, the caudal border of the aponeurosis of the transversus abdominis joins the prepubic tendon; (4) the gracilis tendon does not extend to the prepubic tendon.

The clinical anatomy was described, illustrated, and compared between species. Conflicting descriptions in the literature were discussed and resolved by new approaches to the dissection. Studies of the inguinal region in the cat and pig were reviewed. A table of nomenclature is included.

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, 3 Various dietary approaches may be considered for a dog with FRE, including (1) highly digestible diets, (2) limited antigen diets (either novel protein or limited ingredient diets, or hydrolyzed diets), (3) low- to ultralow-fat diets, and (4

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, hematuria, and recent weight loss. The cat's urinary tract signs began at 6 months of age with an episode of dysuria that was treated with SC fluid therapy and antimicrobials as well as the recommendation to change to a veterinary diet a (canned and dry

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developing CaOx calculi. 8 Although the cause of this predisposition is still being investigated, it may be secondary to increased intestinal absorption or excessive renal excretion of calcium. 9 The role of diet in urinary excretion of calcium and oxalate

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secretion is associated with weight gain. 3 The addition of fiber is a common strategy used in obesity management because cats regulate food intake by volume. 4 Diets high in water or fiber reduce both energy density and calorie intake 4–6 and may be

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carnivores (ie, some of their required nutrients are only found naturally in animal sources). Despite this fact, some people feed their cats a vegetarian diet. Commercially prepared vegetarian cat foods, home-prepared diets, and supplements can be added to or

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