Reputable nutrition information for pets can be difficult to find. We’ve collected a list of links to reliable nutrition-related websites you can trust for more information.
The American College of Veterinary Nutrition website provides information on the College, guidelines for residency training programs, and a frequently asked questions section, among other information.
The National Research Council, the scientific organization that is responsible for determining nutrient requirements for companion animals and livestock, provides excellent brochures on both basic dog and cat nutrition.
The National Institute of Health Office of Dietary Supplements website provides information on various dietary supplements commonly used by people. Although the site does not address use by pets, many human supplements are also used for animals. The site has fact sheets on various supplements and also discusses regulation (or lack therefore) of dietary supplements.
The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference provides full nutrient profiles on thousands of human foods and can be helpful to determine the amount of calories, fat, or other nutrients in human foods fed as pets as treats.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has recently developed a number of resources for both pet owners and veterinarians pertaining to selecting pet foods and determining how much to feed as well as vetting information found on the internet.