Global Nutrition Guidelines

Global Nutrition Guidelines

The Global Nutrition Committee (GNC) began life in 2010 with the initial task of developing global nutrition guidelines, which were first published in 2011. The goal of these Guidelines is to help the veterinary healthcare team and pet owners ensure that dogs and cats are on an optimal nutrition plan tailored to the needs of the individual dog or cat.

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The Global nutrition guidelines have been endorsed by the following Associations:

Endorsing Associations:


  1. Argentina - AVEACA
  2. Australia  - Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia
  3. Belgium - SAVAB
  4. Brazil - ANCLIVEPA-Br
  5. China - Beijing Small Animal Veterinary Association
  6. China - Shanghai Small Animal Veterinary Association
  7. Denmark -  DSAVA
  8. ECVCN - European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition
  9. Finland - Finnish Association of Veterinary Practitioners
  10. France - AFVAC
  11. International Society of Feline Practitioners (ISFM)
  12. Iran - Iran Small Animal Veterinary Association
  13. Korea - KAHA
  14. LAVECCS - Latin American Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
  15. Mexican Association of Veterinary Medical Specialists in Small Species: AMMVEPE
  16. Netherlands - Netherland Association for Companion Animal Medicine
  17. New Zealand - Companion Animal Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association
  18. New Zealand - New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association
  19. Nigeria - Small Animal Veterinary Association of Nigeria
  20. Norway - Norwegian Small Animal Veterinary Association
  21. Peru – AMVEPPA
  22. Poland - Polish Small Animal Veterinary Association
  23. Russia  - RSAVA
  24. Singapore - Singapore Veterinary Association
  25. Spain - Asociacion de Veterinarios Espanoles Especialistas en Pequenos Animales (AVEPA)
  26. Sri Lanka – Small Animal Practitioners Association of Sri Lanka
  27. Sweden - Swedish Society of Veterinary Medicine
  29. Taiwan - Taipei Veterinary Medical Association
  30. Thailand - Veterinary Practitioner Association of Thailand
  31. UK – British Small Animal Veterinary Association
  32. USA – American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition
  33. USA - American Animal Hospital Association
  34. USA - American Association of Feline Practitioners
  35. UK & Ireland - International Veterinary Students' Association

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