Companion Animal - Thursday

Sponsored by Purina
Thursday, February 13, 2020

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Nutritional Hot Topics - Dr. Michael Lappin
In this session, Dr. Lappin will use case examples to provide the attendees on updates on the management of urinary tract and gastrointestinal diseases of dogs and cats.
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Break – Visit the Exhibits
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Probiotic Therapy in Dogs & Cats - Dr. Michael Lappin
In this session, Dr. Lappin will discuss the current information supporting the use of probiotics in the management of diseases of dogs and cats.   Emphasis will be placed on how to choose the best probiotics for different conditions.   The use of Enterococuss faecium SF68 as an immune stimulant will also be discussed.
11:00 – 11:30a.m. Q&A - Dr. Michael Lappin
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. I Read it on the Internet: Facts, Myths and Misconceptions about Pet Nutrition - Dr. Chelsea McGivney
This lecture covers pet food regulations in the United States as well as addresses many common misconceptions about pet food that consumers often read on the internet and bring to the nutrition conversation with their veterinarian.
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Break – Visit the Exhibits
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Nutritional Management of Atopy and Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats - Dr. Chelsea McGivney
This lecture discusses the diagnosis of and nutritional management for dogs and cats with food allergies, as well as for dogs with atopy.