Foundations of Pet Nutrition: Fat, Protein, Fiber…..What Does it All Mean to Make a Good Pet Food Selection?

In this enlightening session, we will delve into the foundations of pet nutrition and unravel the significance of key dietary components such as fat, protein, and fiber in making informed pet food selections. Dr. Kohles will provide a comprehensive overview of the role that fat, protein, fiber, and other nutrients play in supporting the health and well-being of our beloved furry companions. From understanding the importance of essential fatty acids for skin and coat health to the role of protein in muscle development and repair, participants will gain valuable insights into how to evaluate pet food labels and choose the best diet for their pets’ unique nutritional needs. Whether you’re a pet owner seeking to optimize your furry friend’s diet or a pet care professional looking to deepen your understanding of pet nutrition, this session offers essential knowledge and practical tips for promoting optimal health through proper nutrition.


Dr. Micah Kohles, DVM, MPA
Chief Veterinary Officer , Compana Pet Brands/Oxbow Animal Health