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PETtalk: What should pet owners know about pet nutrition?

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Connecticut Humane Society

701 Russell Road

Newington, CT 06111

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Join CHS for the next PETtalk. This month's topic is all about pet nutrition, presented by Dr. Amy Safran.

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It’s never too late to learn! The Connecticut Humane Society is always striving to learn about the latest best practices and advancements in the field of companion animal welfare, and hopes to share that knowledge with you! From animal behavior to zoonotic diseases, each monthly seminar brings in a new topic and guest speaker. Please join CHS at the next PETtalk workshop Thursday, February 27, 6:30 PM, titled “What should pet owners know about pet nutrition?” At this family-friendly workshop, Dr. Amy Safran will discuss pet nutrition and keeping your pets in the best health.

What should pet owners know about pet nutrition?

The presentation will include unique characteristics of digestion and feeding regarding dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. Also, information regarding interpreting a food label, common nutritional challenges and diseases, how to body condition score your pet, the raw pet food debate and sustainable food choices. Other topics may be discussed depending on audience interest.

Speaker Biography

Amy Safran graduated from UConn with an Animal Science degree in 1994 and then earned a Masters and PhD from the University of Missouri in dairy cow nutrition. Since graduation she taught basic biology courses at the college level and then joined the Animal Science faculty at UConn in 2012. In this lecturer position, she teaches animal nutrition, production and companion animal courses and advises Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree students and clubs on campus. She and her family currently share their home with a new puppy, two cats and a mini-lop rabbit.

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6:00PM: Tour of the Connecticut Humane Society

6:30PM: Workshop Begins

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