Thiamine Concentrations in Extruded Dog and Cat Food & Determination of Thiamine Status in Healthy Dogs and Cats and Comparison with Hospitalized Inappetent Animals

dc.contributor.advisorVerbrugghe, Adronie
dc.contributor.authorKritikos, Georgia
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-01T19:01:27Z
dc.date.available2018-08-24T05:00:31Z
dc.date.copyright2017-08
dc.date.created2017-08-24
dc.date.issued2017-09-01
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Clinical Studiesen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeClinical Studiesen_US
dc.description.abstractThiamine is a water-soluble vitamin and a dietary requirement for dogs and cats. It has a critical role in energy metabolism. As pet owners may freeze excess pet food in an attempt to maintain freshness, this thesis investigates the effect of freezing on thiamine in extruded dog and cat foods. Storage temperature did not affect thiamine concentrations of extruded diets, but thiamine significantly increased over time. Additionally, this thesis examines thiamine status of healthy dogs and cats in comparison to inappetent patients presenting to a tertiary referral hospital, and determines the effect of supplementation on resultant thiamine status in inappetent dogs. We found that thiamine diphosphate (TDP) and unphosphorylated thiamine status of healthy dogs declined with age. This relationship was not present in cats. TDP status was higher in inappetent dogs compared to healthy dogs. Supplementation led to higher TDP status in inappetent dogs compared to baseline TDP status.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Veterinary College Pet Trust
dc.description.sponsorshipAAVN/Waltham Research Grant
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/11496
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectB vitaminsen_US
dc.subjectpet fooden_US
dc.subjectnutrient imbalanceen_US
dc.subjectwater-soluble vitaminsen_US
dc.subjectvitamin B1en_US
dc.subjectpet nutritionen_US
dc.titleThiamine Concentrations in Extruded Dog and Cat Food & Determination of Thiamine Status in Healthy Dogs and Cats and Comparison with Hospitalized Inappetent Animalsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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