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Pet feeding practices of dog and cat owners in the United States and Australia

Dorothy P. Laflamme DVM, PhD, DACVN1, Sarah K. Abood DVM, PhD, DACVN2, Andrea J. Fascetti VMD, PhD, DACVN, DACVIM3, Linda M. Fleeman BVSc, PhD4, Lisa M. Freeman DVM, PhD, DACVN5, Kathryn E. Michel DVM, MS, DACVN6, Cassondra Bauer BS7, Brona L. E. Kemp BVSc8, Janine R. Van Doren DVM9, and Kristina N. Willoughby VMD10
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  • 1 Nestlé Purina Petcare Research, Checkerboard Sq, St Louis, MO 63164.
  • | 2 Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.
  • | 3 Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.
  • | 4 School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia.
  • | 5 Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA 01536.
  • | 6 Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
  • | 7 Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.
  • | 8 School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia.
  • | 9 Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.
  • | 10 Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Contributor Notes

Dr. Laflamme's present address is Nestlé Purina Petcare Research, 473 Grandma's Place, Floyd, VA 24091.

Ms. 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 E, Wembley, HA9 8PN, England.

Dr. Van Doren's present address is Laguna Creek Veterinary Hospital, 5060 Laguna Blvd, Ste 129, Elk Grove, CA 95758.

Dr. Willoughby's present address is The Animal Medical Center, 510 E 62 St, New York, NY 10065.

Supported by Nestlé Purina PetCare Research.

Presented in part at the Nestle Purina Nutrition Forum, St Louis, October 2004; the Nestle Purina Nutrition Forum, St Louis, November 2005; and the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, Louisville, May 2005.

Address correspondence to Dr. Laflamme.