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Free Webinars on Canine Nutrition Set for November and December

Dogs are classified as carnivores, but they like a variety of foods. Whether commercially manufactured or home prepared, dog food needs to provide a nutritionally complete diet to keep animals physically fit and healthy. Different foods provide a balanced diet that meets the dog’s nutrient requirements at specific stages of life.

Four webinars on canine nutrition will be offered in November and December by eXtension Companion Animals, www.extension.org/companion_animals, an online resourc from Cooperative Extension Services at U.S. land-grant universities.

This webinar will look at how nutritional vet intervention can influence obesity management in canines. Dr. Nancy Dreschel received her DVM from Cornell University and has experience working in a mixed and small animal practice. She also received her PhD in Behavioral Health from Penn State University focusing on the effects of fear and stress on behavior and physiology in dogs and their owners.

The webinars can be accessed at https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/companion. Each webinar will have a 30 to 40-minute presentation with a question and answer period at the end. The webinars will be recorded and archived for future viewings online at http://www.extension.org/companion_animal.

eXtension Companion Animals, www.extension.org/companion_animals, is an online resource of unbiased, research-based information and tools about companion animals, from dogs and cats to rabbits and guinea pigs. Follow eXtension Companion Animals on Facebook (Companion Animal eXtension) and on Twitter (@eXtCompAnimal).

About eXtension
Researchers and educators from Cooperative Extension Services, government agencies and industry provide unbiased information in more than 50 resource areas including agriculture and animals, community and economics, energy and environment, health and nutrition, home and family, and yard and garden.

Each U.S. state and territory has a Cooperative Extension office at its land-grant university and a network of approximately 3,000 local or regional offices have been established nationwide.

Contacts: Jared Mracek, University of Nebraska, jared.mracek@huskers.unl.edu

Writer: Lynette Spicer, eXtension, lynette.spicer@eXtension.org

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