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Pet Nutrition @ OVC

Welcome to Pet Nutrition at the Ontario Veterinary College!

Improving lives, one bowl at a time.

Before the Bowl Blog

  • How do you feed your pet?

    Does your pet gobble down their food and beg for more? Do they wake you up early every morning wanting breakfast? Are they displaying other destructive or disruptive behaviours? Changing how you feed can help both you and your pet by slowing food consumption, encouraging them to use their brain to solve problems, and alleviating boredom. 

  • Dermatitis: Nutrition’s role in itchy pets
    My pet won’t stop itching! Could it be dermatitis? 

    Dermatitis is a skin condition resulting in hair loss and itchy, often dry or blistered skin. This is a very common concern in dogs and cats, in fact surveys have found that it is the most common reason for visits to the vet. There are many causes of dermatitis in pets, but nutrition can play a role in both development and treatment of this condition. Dermatitis can be uncomfortable for your pet and frustrating to treat, it will require you to work closely with your vet to help your pet feel more comfortable.