Pet Nutrition Expert to Address Local Dog Breeders, Vets

July 13, 2015 12:33 pm

Local veterinarians, dog breeders and pet lovers will hear from a leading industry expert on providing optimal nutrition for their dogs at a seminar to be held on July 15 at the Terra Nova Hotel. The event, sponsored by Purina One, will feature a presentation by Dr. Manuel Flores Garcia, an internationally renowned medical and surgical specialist for cats and dogs. Dr. Garcia is a Professor of Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. For almost two decades he has been associated with the Pet Food Institute which represents 97% of providers of food for dogs and cats in the United States. The Institute provides education and advocacy on pet care. Dr. Garcia is a sought after speaker at veterinary conferences internationally and has published in several specialist journals on the subject of pet nutrition. He is an active member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, and the Veterinary Gastroenterology Society.

Nestle Purina Pet Care Company is the manufacturer of Purina One, which is a super-premium dog food available for sale in supermarkets across Jamaica. Cari-Med Limited is the appointed distributor of the Nestle Purina pet foods in Jamaica. Pet foods brands distributed by the company include: Proplan, Purina One, Beneful, Puppy Chow, Dog Chow and Alpo for dogs. Cats’ nutrition forms a part of the portfolio of products through brands such as Friskies, Cat Chow and Kitten Chow.

Ms. Georgia Balfour, Purina brand manager at Cari-Med Limited said this initiative by Nestle Purina in Jamaica is well anticipated and appreciated by pet owners and pet care professionals, as it provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the latest research on pet food and nutrition. She noted, “The same passion that Nestle Purina has about providing proper nutrition for cats and dogs is being extended to owners, veterinarians and dog breeders to ensure a healthy pet not just for present, but for years to come”.