Small Animal Clinical Nutrition

The all in one place for easy-to-understand and access to reliable information providing continuing education in the advancement of science based small animal clinical nutrition.

For those who share a common interest covering a wide range of topics including nutrition, wellness, innovative learning, discovery and engagement in companion animal health and research news.

Cat Body Condition Score

Dog Body Condition Score

Fecal Scoring Chart

Muscle Condition Scoring Chart

Advances in Nutrition

(AAFCO) The Association of American Feed Control Officials

(AAVN) The American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition

AAHA Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines

ACVN American College of Veterinary Nutrition

American Society of Clinical Nutrition

Amino Acid Laboratory, University of California, Davis

Association for Pet Obesity

Balance IT

Online formulation software and supplements; generate custom balanced recipes.

Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionists®

Full list for referring veterinarians (from Balance IT)

Calculation and Converter Tools

Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

The CFIA regulates pet food imports and related products to prevent animal diseases from being introduced into Canada.

Canadian Nutrient File (CNF)

A comprehensive, computerized bilingual database that reports up to 152 nutrients in over 5690 foods. The database can help you find values for nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, protein, energy, fat and many more, and is updated periodically.

Consumer Lab

Evaluates and tests consumer products relating to health, wellness, and nutrition in regards to bioavailability, transparency, potency, etc.

Dietary Supplements Verification Program

Evaluates dietary supplements against science-based quality standards – including federally recognized USP–NF standards of quality, purity, potency, performance, and consistency – and FDA current good manufacturing practices.

European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN)

An organization encouraging nutrition research and continuing education to veterinary professionals and animal paraprofessionals.


Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition


Center For Veterinary Medicine


Food Data Central expanded nutrient profiles and data


Recalls & Withdrawals


The trade body representing the European pet food industry. This organization strongly encourages responsible dog and cat ownership, and provides valuable pet resources.

Guaranteed Analysis Converter (From Balance IT)

How to Report a Pet Food Complaint

National Academies of Sciences

Evidence based science published findings supported by the consensus of knowledge and expertise identified by the [three] National Academies

National Research Council of the National Academies (NRC)

The operating arm of the United States National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and is overseen by a governing board that consists councilors from each of the three Academies

NRC Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats

Small Animal Clinical Nutrition 5th Edition Chapter Download. The global standard for evidence-based small animal nutrition in the most comprehensive and practical resource available

NRC Cat Guide for Pet Owners

Your Cat’s Nutritional Needs – A Science-Based Guide for Pet Owners
National Research Council of the National Academies, 2006

NRC Dog Guide for Pet Owners

Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs – A Science-Based Guide for Pet Owners
National Research Council of the National Academies, 2006

Nutrient Composition of Whole Vertebrate Prey

Pet Diets

Veterinary Nutritional Consultations. For pets with medical conditions; customized or homemade recipes; assessements for healthy and growing pets.


The scientific study of pet nutrition by veterinary nutrition specialists and experts

Pet Food Association of Canada (PFAC)

The national voice of the pet food industry in Canada.

Pet Food Industry

Information on market data, top performing pet food companies, and the Pet Food Knowledge Center.

Pet Food Institute

The voice of U.S. pet food makers; provide factual information in a science-based environment about pet food, treat safety, nutrition, and health. 

Pet Nutrition Alliance

Provides valuable resources to veterinary healthcare teams by treating nutrition as essential for optimal pet health.


Comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE

Report Animal Drug Side Effects and Product Problems

World Small Animal Veterinary Association

Global Nutrition Committee setting Standards of world veterinary care; Nutrition Toolkits & Guidelines

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