By Catherine McGowan, Lesley Goff
Animal Physiotherapy is a necessary reference advisor for physiotherapists trying to follow the confirmed merits of physiotherapy to the therapy of better half and function animals. For veterinarians and others who paintings with animals, the ebook reports the clinical ideas in the back of the perform of physiotherapy, and what it could possibly in attaining. For the physiotherapist this ebook presents crucial utilized historical past info on animal behaviour, meals, biomechanics and workout body structure.
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In certain circumstances, pet foods with very similar formulations may be considered comparable to those that have been tested by AAFCO digestibility feeding trials and this statement may appear on the label: ‘(Name of Product) provides complete and balanced nutrition for (life stage) and is comparable in nutritional adequacy to a product which has been substantiated using AAFCO feeding tests’. In some countries, it is a requirement that pet food manufacturers include a brief nutrient proﬁle on their product labels, which outlines percentages of crude protein, crude fat, crude ﬁbre and moisture.
Devices that resemble a ﬁshing rod with a toy dangling at the end are popular for exercising cats, as are items secured at the end of a piece of wire that ﬂexes in an erratic and unpredictable manner. Another simple method involves blowing bubbles for the cat to chase using a child’s bubble-ring and soapy water. Some cats can be easily encouraged to follow their owner around the house for 5–15 minutes per day. It is not necessary for the cat to be constantly moving throughout the exercise period.
In the face of adequate levels of calcium in the food, the absolute level of calcium, rather than an imbalance in the calcium:phosphorus (Ca:P) ratio, inﬂuences skeletal development. Low dietary calcium is usually associated with feeding homemade foods containing meat. All meats are very low in calcium and have a Ca:P ratio in the range of 1:15 to 1:20. High dietary calcium is usually associated with feeding vitamin or mineral supplements to dogs that are fed complete and balanced foods. If a nutritionally adequate food is being fed, supplementation is contraindicated.
Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals by Catherine McGowan, Lesley Goff