Pet feeding practices of dog and cat owners in the United States and Australia

Dorothy P. Laflamme, Sarah K. Abood, Andrea J Fascetti, Linda M. Fleeman, Lisa M. Freeman, Kathryn E. Michel, Cassondra Bauer, Brona L E Kemp, Janine R. Van Doren, Kristina N. Willoughby

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Abstract

Most pet dogs and cats in developed countries are fed commercial foods, but there is growing interest in the use of noncommercial foods for pets, including homemade and raw food diets. A survey of dog and cat owners in the United States and Australia revealed that > 90% of pets were fed commercial foods, but that noncommercial foods comprised at east 25% of the diet for 17.3% of dogs and 6.3% of cats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)687-694
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume232
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

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Laflamme, D. P., Abood, S. K., Fascetti, A. J., Fleeman, L. M., Freeman, L. M., Michel, K. E., Bauer, C., Kemp, B. L. E., Van Doren, J. R., & Willoughby, K. N. (2008). Pet feeding practices of dog and cat owners in the United States and Australia. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 232(5), 687-694. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.232.5.687