Education Forums

Provide the public information on companion animal nutrition, conventional and specialty pet diets, supplements/integrative veterinary care and lifespan wellness from puppies/kittens to the geriatric dogs/cats.

Here’s What We’ve Accomplished!

Pet Forums in Knoxville, Tennessee (2); New York, New York; Berkshires, Massachusetts; and Montpelier, Vermont.

Here’s what’s On the Drawing Board

E-Learning Series for Pet Parents and an additional 3-part series on the Pet Parent Forum in Knoxville.

Professional Training Programs

Fund professional training programs for individuals to use nutrition and integrative medicine that will impact the health and wellness of our companion animals

Here’s What We’ve Accomplished!

Funded a 2 year American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) Residency for Dr. Danielle Conway at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Residency completed July 2018.

Funded grants to Veterinary Technicians, members of the Vermont Veterinary Technicians Association, for continuing education.

In partnership with NHV Natural Pet Products, funded two Summer Intern Projects at the University of Georgia: Evaluation of an Herbal Compound used for Management of Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Healthy Cats and Evaluation of an Herbal Compound used for Management of Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Healthy Dogs.  The interns were selected to make poster presentations at the University of Georgia’s Science in Veterinary Medicine Symposium, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Symposium in Washington, DC and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s (ACVIM) Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Here’s what’s On the Drawing Board

Develop nutrition programs for Veterinary Technicians and Nutrition Weekends at select Veterinary Colleges.

Independent Research

Develop and fund non biased nutrition and wellness research projects which impact the quality of life and longevity of our companion animals

Here’s What We’ve Accomplished!

Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) Research Project – Dogs

In January 2018, we launched this ambitious independent research project.  The project is investigating the effects of processing in pet foods by evaluating levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in pet foods. Dietary intake of AGEs has been related to some health concerns in human studies of aging, diabetes, kidney disease, etc. and may explain how diet can impact health and disease.

This study has a team of veterinary nutritionists and scientists at the University of Georgia working hard to give us something to sink our teeth into to answer with real science, what best nutrition means for our furry companions.

Summer Intern Project outlined above.

Here’s what’s On the Drawing Board

Expand the scope of the AGE Projects to include Cats.

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