Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Dietary requirements: geriatrics

Contributor(s): Marge Chandler, Alison Jones

Introduction

  • Maximum lifespan is estimated as 35 years. Average lifespan is influenced by:
    • Genetics.
    • Health care.
    • Nutrition.
    • Mature body size.

Normal physiological changes

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Feeding procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Laflamme D (1997) Nutritional management. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 27 (6), 1561-1577 PubMed.
  • Taylor E J, Adams C, Neville R (1995) Some nutritional aspects of ageing in dogs and cats. Proc Nutr Soc 54 (3), 645-656 PubMed.
  • Markham R W, Hodgkins E M (1989) Geriatric nutrition. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 19 (1), 165-185 PubMed.


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