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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

  • Can my Cat Eat a Plant-Based Diet?

    Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they need to eat meat to survive and thrive. A study published last week by Dodd et al. demonstrates that some pet parents have observed otherwise. Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Dodd on her recent publication! 

  • The Benefits of Exercise as a New Year’s Resolution for Pets and People

    Many people are happy to welcome in the year 2021 after a long and isolating 2020. The pandemic has allowed many people and pets to increase their outdoor physical activity and focus on personal wellness, which is amazing. However, on the flip side, many have remained isolated inside together at home; enjoying each other’s company but possibly consuming more calories than necessary. With more people working at home, pets may be getting more attention (and food) than they were previously used to. It is not too late to consider a News Years resolution for pet parent and pet focusing on healthy eating habits and exercise!