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Quiz: Nutrition Terminology

Jacqueline M. Parr, DVM, MSc, DACVN, On Parr Nutrition, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

January / February 2018|Peer Reviewed|Web-Exclusive

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Quiz: Nutrition Terminology

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) consists of voluntary members from local, state, and federal agencies responsible for regulating the sale and distribution of animal feeds and drugs. Members include regulatory officials from the United States, Canada, and Costa Rica. The AAFCO provides a forum for its members to develop laws that safeguard animal and human health and standardize manufacturing and labeling practices.1 Test your knowledge about the correct terms and rules about pet food with these questions.

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Many pet foods for dogs and cats are labeled natural, but a clients perception of natural may be different from the AAFCOs definition.2,3 Which of the following statements about ingredients is not included in the AAFCOs definition of a natural pet food?

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Which of the following statements is true regarding the term holistic when used to describe pet food for dogs and cats?

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By-products from a number of meat sources (eg, beef, pork, chicken) can be included in pet food. By-products provide amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. According to the AAFCO, which of the following beef by-products cannot be included in pet food?

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Which of the following ingredients is considered filler in pet food?

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When selecting a pet food for an animal at a specific life stage (eg, growth, adult maintenance), which of the following on the packaging can the client consider to help determine if all essential nutrients (eg, amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals) are being provided?

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