We all have questions about health and nutrition. Often our first step in finding an answer is to search the Internet. The Internet can be a valuable resource for information. It provides a platform for the easy exchange of information between those who have it and those who need it. However, the Internet can bury you in contradicting views and misinformation.
How do you sort through all of this material?
Dog and cat owners have many questions and with hundreds of answers available at the click of a mouse it is important to find a reliable source of information.
What should you consider when reading all this information?
1. The source of the information. Who is the author? What credentials do they have to support their view? Do they have formal training in the field? Do they work in a position related to the field they are discussing?
2. Is the information opinion-based or fact-based? While it can be equally valuable to obtain the opinions of others, it is important to be aware of what science tells us. The easiest way to determine if the information is opinion-based or fact-based is to look for and at the references provided to support the information.
The website, petfoodnutrition.com, was created to answer health and nutrition questions of pet owners without promoting or rating specific brands of dog and cat food. The answers provided are fact-based, meaning they are supported by scientific evidence, and are an unbiased collaboration of experts in the veterinary and nutrition fields. The articles and blog pieces are peer-reviewed and edited prior to their inclusion on the website. Biographies for all the authors of this site are available so that you can get to know each and every one of them.
The contributing experts are veterinary nutritionists, PhD nutritionists, Masters of nutrition, veterinarians, internists, processing engineers and other pet or nutrition experts. They can provide the facts on nutrition and pet food manufacturing and help increase your understanding of the current science.
Their information comes from professional experience in the field and is supported by research. They are dog and cat owners with a shared passion and dedication to the health and well-being of pets. They have come together to support you in your efforts to provide the best for your pet by providing you with unbiased, accurate information.
To continually provide the support you need, this website also gives you access to the experts through “Ask an expert” and an interactive blog forum. Please participate in our conversation and let’s come together to support the health and well-being of dogs and cats.
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