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Evaluation of recipes of home-prepared maintenance diets for dogs

Jonathan Stockman DVM1, Andrea J. Fascetti VMD, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN2, Philip H. Kass DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM3, and Jennifer A. Larsen DVM, PhD, DACVN4
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  • 1 Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.
  • | 2 Departments of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.
  • | 3 Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.
  • | 4 Departments of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.

Contributor Notes

Supported by the Center of Companion Animal Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis.

Dr. Larsen is an owner of DVM Consulting Inc.

Address correspondence to Dr. Larsen (jalarsen@vmth.ucdavis.edu).