2021 journal article

Nutritional Concerns for Cancer, Cachexia, Frailty, and Sarcopenia in Canine and Feline Pets

VETERINARY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA-SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE, 51(3), 729–744.

By: K. Saker n

co-author countries: United States of America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
author keywords: Nutrition; Cancer; Cachexia; Frailty; Sarcopenia; Malnutrition; Aging
MeSH headings : Animals; Cachexia / etiology; Cachexia / veterinary; Cat Diseases; Cats; Dog Diseases; Dogs; Frailty / veterinary; Neoplasms / complications; Neoplasms / veterinary; Sarcopenia / veterinary
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 19, 2021

Cachexia and frailty can be described as independent entities yet are interrelated as constituents of malnutrition and the aging process. The unifying aspect is lean muscle loss, ultimately driven by inflammation and the adverse ramifications to pets with chronic, debilitating, or terminal disease states, including cancer. Modification to intake of dietary protein, fat, omega-3 fatty acids, and selected vitamins has shown benefit in management protocols as preventative and palliative care, but further investigation is imperative.