nutrition rvn

a blog all about small animal nutrition, for pet parents and veterinary professionals alike.

our story

welcome to nutrition rvn

Nutritional Nurse Consultant, Jessica, grew her passion for animal nutrition through veterinary nursing. She created a nurse-led nutritional consultancy service at her small animal clinic and is studying towards Veterinary Technician Specialist status in Nutrition.

She has seen first hand what problems poor nutrition can cause in our furry friends, especially with the huge amount of misinformation online. This blog was created with this in mind; to provide useful information on animal nutrition for both pet parents and veterinary professionals with an interest in nutrition.


RECENT BLOG POSTS

Vitamins in pet food: helpful or harmful?

Vitamins and minerals have become somewhat of a bad-guy as of late so I think it’s time we cleared a few things up. Pet food ingredient labels can be confusing, and scary because they contain chemical sounding words we aren’t used to seeing – but that does not mean they are toxic for us or…

Aflatoxins: is corn the culprit?

Aflatoxins have been getting a lot of publicity lately with the recent recalls and deaths associated with contaminated pet food. But, what are aflatoxins? Is it really was simple as not using corn in the diet? I often hear alot of blame around corn, but surely there is more to it. If corn was such…

Top 5 reasons I don’t recommend raw diets

I am asked more frequently about the raw diet than anything else, especially on the internet. It is a hot potato with many passionate opinions online, however I believe it’s vital that clients can make an informed decision before deciding to feed this incredibly complex and risky diet to their pets. The FDA, WSAVA, AAHA,…