Table 3

Useful Websites for Client and Staff Education

1. AAFCO—Association of American Feed Control Officials (profiles, feeding, trials, ingredients)
2. AAHA — American Animal Hospital Association
3. ACVN—American College of Veterinary Nutrition (specialty college for board certification; list of institutions that provide consultation; continual updates of links to resources for diet formulation and analysis)
4. AVNT—Academy of Veterinary Nutritional Technicians (pending approval in 2010)Website under construction Info: email to nutritiontechs{at}
5. FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (regulatory and safety issues, adverse event reporting, meetings, industry information)
6. FDA Pet Food Site (information, links, food safety issues, recalls, pet food labels, selecting nutritious foods, handling raw foods) and
7. Indoor Pet Initiative (comprehensive recommendations for environmental enrichment for dogs and cats)http://indoorpet.osu.edu
8. NRC—National Research Council (nutrient requirements of dogs and cats)
9. Downloadable booklets for pet owners Your Cat’s Nutritional Needs
 Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs
10. NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (evaluating supplements, Internet health info, and more)
11. UC Davis Nutritional History Form (downloadable Word document)
12. Pet Food Institute (information on ingredient definitions, labeling regulations, etc.)
13. United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplement Verification Program (voluntary program)
14. USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center (general supplement and nutrition information, links to various dietary supplement websites)
15. USDA Nutrient Database (full nutrient profiles on thousands of human foods)