Within a pet’s lifetime, many will face with the tough diagnosis of cancer. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among aging pets – with one in four dogs and one in five cats diagnosed each year1.
To help support pets in their fight with cancer and to address an unmet nutritional need, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a global leader in science-led nutrition, has announced its latest innovation: Prescription Diet ONC Care, a new clinical nutrition designed to nourish and support pets with cancer.
“Appetite is a critical determinant in a pet parents’ perceived quality of life assessment for their pet with cancer,” said Chad Johannes, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM, Oncology), Associate Professor, Colorado State University. “Being proactive and maintaining pets with cancer in a positive nutritional plane over the course of their treatment can improve clinical outcomes as well as quality of life.”
When pets are fighting cancer, malnutrition is one of the greatest risks, which can make it hard to optimize a pet’s quality of life. Pets can lose lean muscle, experience digestion issues and loss of appetite that can make getting the right nutrients into their bodies much more difficult.
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