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. France - AFVAC
  10. International Society of Feline Practitioners (ISFM) 
  11. Iran - Iran Small Animal Veterinary Association
  12. Korea - KAHA
  13. LAVECCS - Latin American Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
  14. Netherlands - Netherland Association for Companion Animal Medicine
  15. New Zealand - Companion Animal Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association
  16. New Zealand - New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association 
  17. Norway - Norwegian Small Animal Veterinary Association
  18. Peru – AMVEPPA
  19. Poland - Polish Small Animal Veterinary Association
  20. Russia  - RSAVA
  21. Singapore - Singapore Veterinary Association
  22. Spain - Asociacion de Veterinarios Espanoles Especialistas en Pequenos Animales (AVEPA)
  23. Sri Lanka – Small Animal Practitioners Association of Sri Lanka
  24. Sweden - Swedish Society of Veterinary Medicine
  25. Taiwan - Taipei Veterinary Medical Association 
  26. Thailand - Veterinary Practitioner Association of Thailand 
  27. UK – British Small Animal Veterinary Association
  28. USA – American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition
  29. USA - American Animal Hospital Association
  30. USA - American Association of Feline Practitioners
  31. UK & Ireland - International Veterinary Students' Association

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The WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee sincerely appreciates the generous support of our industry partners: