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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:4, April, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(4): 149-160

A Review on Nutritional Interventions in Oncological Diseases of Small Animals
1Department of Animal Husbandry, Himachal Pradesh (M.V.Sc. from ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly UP), India
2Shoolini University Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
3CSK HPKV Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Cancer is a complex disease that results from multiple interactions between genes and the environment, and considered as leading causes of mortality in dogs and cats. Decreased food intake and metabolic abnormalities are seen in cancer patients, which in turn are associated with delayed recovery, as well as increased mortality. Metabolic condition called cachexia, is normally seen in cancer patients and is characterized by systemic inflammation, negative protein and energy balance, and weight loss. Nutrition therapy helps cancer patients to maintain healthy body weight, keep body tissue healthy, and decrease side effects both during and after treatment. Nutritional intervention in cancer patients aim to identify, prevent and treat malnutrition through the use of nutritional supplements. Foods that are low in simple carbohydrates with moderate amounts of high-quality protein, fiber, and fat (especially fats of the omega-3 fatty acid series) have been reported beneficial for cancer patients. The objective of the present review was to bring to light the most recent literature, summarise it and discuss the findings focusing on the benefits of appropriate nutritional inventions during oncological disease conditions in dogs and cats.

Keywords: Cancer, Cachexia, Malnutrition, Weight loss, Nutritional supplements

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Manjeet Kumar, Suman Lata and Tripta Devi. 2023. A Review on Nutritional Interventions in Oncological Diseases of Small Animals.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(4): 149-160. doi:
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