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News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

NEW YORK, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just like with people, age can creep up slowly on our pets and you might not realize that they’re starting to display some age related changes. Aging in pets can potentially impact the relationship you have with them, so being aware of the signs and what to do can help keep your older pet in the game. Recently, YourUpdateTV teamed with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, to highlight the ‘Tell TAILS’ signs of aging. A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8cbfae5c-db31-4464-9ff4-a422a82b4971 A media tour was held live from the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center featuring Adam Craig – Senior Scientist of Product Development and Melissa Vanchina – Associate Manager, Taste Technology. They point to five key areas that you should be watching closely as your pet ages: You’re the one who spends the most time with your pet, so it's important to note any of these changes and communicate them to your veterinarian. The team at Hill’s has been studying the effects of aging on pets for over a decade and studied older pet’s biology, behavior and taste preferences and used that knowledge to develop a new food designed to get older pets the nutrients they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle as they age. The result: Hill’s Science Diet Youthful Vitality. These new formulas not only contain proper nutrition, but pet parents are also recognizing significant positive changes. In fact, after feeding their older pets the nutrition of Science Diet Youthful Vitality with all of its nutritional benefits, pet parents saw improvements in their pet’s behavior and appearance. Some of the positive benefits noticed in dogs include increased vitality,  attention seeking behaviors, improved ability to rise from rest, less stiffness and a softer and shinier coat. The positive benefits noticed in cats include increased vitality, attention seeking from family members, improved ability to run and play and softer fur with less matting. For more information, please visit ScienceDiet.com/YouthfulVitality  or HillsPet.com About Hill’s Pet Nutrition For more than 75 years, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting our passion for balanced pet nutrition into everything we do. Our team of over 150 dedicated veterinarians and pet nutritionists are involved in the development of all of our products to ensure the highest-quality pet food available. We manufacture every bag of our dry pet food in our own U.S. facilities with high quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.  Each of us brings a unique talent to our collective work. Like you, we are pet owners. And we’re driven by love and a common passion to help all pets live a happy and healthy life. Learn more at www.HillsPet.com and www.HillsVet.com. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media (http://www.dssimon.com). It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

NEW YORK, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just like with people, age can creep up slowly on our pets and you might not realize that they’re starting to display some age related changes. Aging in pets can potentially impact the relationship you have with them, so being aware of the signs and what to do can help keep your older pet in the game. Recently, YourUpdateTV teamed with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, to highlight the ‘Tell TAILS’ signs of aging. A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8cbfae5c-db31-4464-9ff4-a422a82b4971 A media tour was held live from the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center featuring Adam Craig – Senior Scientist of Product Development and Melissa Vanchina – Associate Manager, Taste Technology. They point to five key areas that you should be watching closely as your pet ages: You’re the one who spends the most time with your pet, so it's important to note any of these changes and communicate them to your veterinarian. The team at Hill’s has been studying the effects of aging on pets for over a decade and studied older pet’s biology, behavior and taste preferences and used that knowledge to develop a new food designed to get older pets the nutrients they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle as they age. The result: Hill’s Science Diet Youthful Vitality. These new formulas not only contain proper nutrition, but pet parents are also recognizing significant positive changes. In fact, after feeding their older pets the nutrition of Science Diet Youthful Vitality with all of its nutritional benefits, pet parents saw improvements in their pet’s behavior and appearance. Some of the positive benefits noticed in dogs include increased vitality,  attention seeking behaviors, improved ability to rise from rest, less stiffness and a softer and shinier coat. The positive benefits noticed in cats include increased vitality, attention seeking from family members, improved ability to run and play and softer fur with less matting. For more information, please visit ScienceDiet.com/YouthfulVitality  or HillsPet.com About Hill’s Pet Nutrition For more than 75 years, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting our passion for balanced pet nutrition into everything we do. Our team of over 150 dedicated veterinarians and pet nutritionists are involved in the development of all of our products to ensure the highest-quality pet food available. We manufacture every bag of our dry pet food in our own U.S. facilities with high quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.  Each of us brings a unique talent to our collective work. Like you, we are pet owners. And we’re driven by love and a common passion to help all pets live a happy and healthy life. Learn more at www.HillsPet.com and www.HillsVet.com. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media (http://www.dssimon.com). It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

NEW YORK, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just like with people, age can creep up slowly on our pets and you might not realize that they’re starting to display some age related changes. Aging in pets can potentially impact the relationship you have with them, so being aware of the signs and what to do can help keep your older pet in the game. Recently, YourUpdateTV teamed with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, to highlight the ‘Tell TAILS’ signs of aging. A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8cbfae5c-db31-4464-9ff4-a422a82b4971 A media tour was held live from the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center featuring Adam Craig – Senior Scientist of Product Development and Melissa Vanchina – Associate Manager, Taste Technology. They point to five key areas that you should be watching closely as your pet ages: You’re the one who spends the most time with your pet, so it's important to note any of these changes and communicate them to your veterinarian. The team at Hill’s has been studying the effects of aging on pets for over a decade and studied older pet’s biology, behavior and taste preferences and used that knowledge to develop a new food designed to get older pets the nutrients they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle as they age. The result: Hill’s Science Diet Youthful Vitality. These new formulas not only contain proper nutrition, but pet parents are also recognizing significant positive changes. In fact, after feeding their older pets the nutrition of Science Diet Youthful Vitality with all of its nutritional benefits, pet parents saw improvements in their pet’s behavior and appearance. Some of the positive benefits noticed in dogs include increased vitality,  attention seeking behaviors, improved ability to rise from rest, less stiffness and a softer and shinier coat. The positive benefits noticed in cats include increased vitality, attention seeking from family members, improved ability to run and play and softer fur with less matting. For more information, please visit ScienceDiet.com/YouthfulVitality  or HillsPet.com About Hill’s Pet Nutrition For more than 75 years, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting our passion for balanced pet nutrition into everything we do. Our team of over 150 dedicated veterinarians and pet nutritionists are involved in the development of all of our products to ensure the highest-quality pet food available. We manufacture every bag of our dry pet food in our own U.S. facilities with high quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.  Each of us brings a unique talent to our collective work. Like you, we are pet owners. And we’re driven by love and a common passion to help all pets live a happy and healthy life. Learn more at www.HillsPet.com and www.HillsVet.com. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media (http://www.dssimon.com). It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

NEW YORK, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just like with people, age can creep up slowly on our pets and you might not realize that they’re starting to display some age related changes. Aging in pets can potentially impact the relationship you have with them, so being aware of the signs and what to do can help keep your older pet in the game. Recently, YourUpdateTV teamed with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, to highlight the ‘Tell TAILS’ signs of aging. A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8cbfae5c-db31-4464-9ff4-a422a82b4971 A media tour was held live from the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center featuring Adam Craig – Senior Scientist of Product Development and Melissa Vanchina – Associate Manager, Taste Technology. They point to five key areas that you should be watching closely as your pet ages: You’re the one who spends the most time with your pet, so it's important to note any of these changes and communicate them to your veterinarian. The team at Hill’s has been studying the effects of aging on pets for over a decade and studied older pet’s biology, behavior and taste preferences and used that knowledge to develop a new food designed to get older pets the nutrients they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle as they age. The result: Hill’s Science Diet Youthful Vitality. These new formulas not only contain proper nutrition, but pet parents are also recognizing significant positive changes. In fact, after feeding their older pets the nutrition of Science Diet Youthful Vitality with all of its nutritional benefits, pet parents saw improvements in their pet’s behavior and appearance. Some of the positive benefits noticed in dogs include increased vitality,  attention seeking behaviors, improved ability to rise from rest, less stiffness and a softer and shinier coat. The positive benefits noticed in cats include increased vitality, attention seeking from family members, improved ability to run and play and softer fur with less matting. For more information, please visit ScienceDiet.com/YouthfulVitality  or HillsPet.com About Hill’s Pet Nutrition For more than 75 years, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting our passion for balanced pet nutrition into everything we do. Our team of over 150 dedicated veterinarians and pet nutritionists are involved in the development of all of our products to ensure the highest-quality pet food available. We manufacture every bag of our dry pet food in our own U.S. facilities with high quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.  Each of us brings a unique talent to our collective work. Like you, we are pet owners. And we’re driven by love and a common passion to help all pets live a happy and healthy life. Learn more at www.HillsPet.com and www.HillsVet.com. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media (http://www.dssimon.com). It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

NEW YORK, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just like with people, age can creep up slowly on our pets and you might not realize that they’re starting to display some age related changes. Aging in pets can potentially impact the relationship you have with them, so being aware of the signs and what to do can help keep your older pet in the game. Recently, YourUpdateTV teamed with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, to highlight the ‘Tell TAILS’ signs of aging. A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8cbfae5c-db31-4464-9ff4-a422a82b4971 A media tour was held live from the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center featuring Adam Craig – Senior Scientist of Product Development and Melissa Vanchina – Associate Manager, Taste Technology. They point to five key areas that you should be watching closely as your pet ages: You’re the one who spends the most time with your pet, so it's important to note any of these changes and communicate them to your veterinarian. The team at Hill’s has been studying the effects of aging on pets for over a decade and studied older pet’s biology, behavior and taste preferences and used that knowledge to develop a new food designed to get older pets the nutrients they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle as they age. The result: Hill’s Science Diet Youthful Vitality. These new formulas not only contain proper nutrition, but pet parents are also recognizing significant positive changes. In fact, after feeding their older pets the nutrition of Science Diet Youthful Vitality with all of its nutritional benefits, pet parents saw improvements in their pet’s behavior and appearance. Some of the positive benefits noticed in dogs include increased vitality,  attention seeking behaviors, improved ability to rise from rest, less stiffness and a softer and shinier coat. The positive benefits noticed in cats include increased vitality, attention seeking from family members, improved ability to run and play and softer fur with less matting. For more information, please visit ScienceDiet.com/YouthfulVitality  or HillsPet.com About Hill’s Pet Nutrition For more than 75 years, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting our passion for balanced pet nutrition into everything we do. Our team of over 150 dedicated veterinarians and pet nutritionists are involved in the development of all of our products to ensure the highest-quality pet food available. We manufacture every bag of our dry pet food in our own U.S. facilities with high quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.  Each of us brings a unique talent to our collective work. Like you, we are pet owners. And we’re driven by love and a common passion to help all pets live a happy and healthy life. Learn more at www.HillsPet.com and www.HillsVet.com. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media (http://www.dssimon.com). It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

NEW YORK, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just like with people, age can creep up slowly on our pets and you might not realize that they’re starting to display some age related changes. Aging in pets can potentially impact the relationship you have with them, so being aware of the signs and what to do can help keep your older pet in the game. Recently, YourUpdateTV teamed with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, to highlight the ‘Tell TAILS’ signs of aging. A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8cbfae5c-db31-4464-9ff4-a422a82b4971 A media tour was held live from the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center featuring Adam Craig – Senior Scientist of Product Development and Melissa Vanchina – Associate Manager, Taste Technology. They point to five key areas that you should be watching closely as your pet ages: You’re the one who spends the most time with your pet, so it's important to note any of these changes and communicate them to your veterinarian. The team at Hill’s has been studying the effects of aging on pets for over a decade and studied older pet’s biology, behavior and taste preferences and used that knowledge to develop a new food designed to get older pets the nutrients they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle as they age. The result: Hill’s Science Diet Youthful Vitality. These new formulas not only contain proper nutrition, but pet parents are also recognizing significant positive changes. In fact, after feeding their older pets the nutrition of Science Diet Youthful Vitality with all of its nutritional benefits, pet parents saw improvements in their pet’s behavior and appearance. Some of the positive benefits noticed in dogs include increased vitality,  attention seeking behaviors, improved ability to rise from rest, less stiffness and a softer and shinier coat. The positive benefits noticed in cats include increased vitality, attention seeking from family members, improved ability to run and play and softer fur with less matting. For more information, please visit ScienceDiet.com/YouthfulVitality  or HillsPet.com About Hill’s Pet Nutrition For more than 75 years, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting our passion for balanced pet nutrition into everything we do. Our team of over 150 dedicated veterinarians and pet nutritionists are involved in the development of all of our products to ensure the highest-quality pet food available. We manufacture every bag of our dry pet food in our own U.S. facilities with high quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.  Each of us brings a unique talent to our collective work. Like you, we are pet owners. And we’re driven by love and a common passion to help all pets live a happy and healthy life. Learn more at www.HillsPet.com and www.HillsVet.com. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media (http://www.dssimon.com). It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.


Hall J.A.,Oregon State University | Yerramilli M.,IDEXX Laboratories | Obare E.,IDEXX Laboratories | Yu S.,Pet Nutrition Center | Jewell D.E.,Pet Nutrition Center
Veterinary Journal | Year: 2014

The purpose of this study was to determine whether feeding cats reduced protein and phosphorus foods with added fish oil, L-carnitine, and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) altered serum biomarkers of renal function. Thirty-two healthy cats, mean age 14.0 (8.3-19.6) years, were fed control food or one of two experimental foods for 6 months. All foods had similar concentrations of moisture, protein, and fat (approximately 8.0%, 26.5%, and 20.0%, respectively). Both experimental foods contained added fish oil (1.5%) and L-carnitine (500-mg/kg). Experimental-food 2 also contained increased MCT (10.5% from coconut oil), 1.5% added corn oil, and reduced animal fat. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR), serum biochemistries, renal function biomarkers including serum creatinine (sCr) and symmetrical dimethylarginine (SDMA), and plasma metabolomic profiles were measured at baseline, and at 1.5, 3, and 6 months. Body composition was determined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.Although both experimental foods altered plasma fatty acids, carnitine and related metabolites, and lysophospholipid concentrations, there were no changes in renal function biomarkers. There was, however, a benefit in using SDMA versus sCr to assess renal function in older cats with less total lean mass. Compared with cats <12 years, those >15 years had lower total lean mass (. P-<-0.01), lower GFR (. P-=-0.04), and lower sCr concentrations (. P-<-0.01). However, SDMA concentrations (. P-<-0.01) were higher in older cats. This study shows that in cats, serum SDMA concentration is more highly correlated with GFR than sCr concentration, and, unlike sCr, which declines with age because of muscle wasting, SDMA increases as GFR declines with age. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.


Irizarry K.J.,Western University of Health Sciences | Malladi S.B.,Pet Nutrition Center | Gao X.,Pet Nutrition Center | Mitsouras K.,Western University of Health Sciences | And 4 more authors.
BMC Genomics | Year: 2012

Background: The feline genome is valuable to the veterinary and model organism genomics communities because the cat is an obligate carnivore and a model for endangered felids. The initial public release of the Felis catus genome assembly provided a framework for investigating the genomic basis of feline biology. However, the entire set of protein coding genes has not been elucidated.Results: We identified and characterized 1227 protein coding feline sequences, of which 913 map to public sequences and 314 are novel. These sequences have been deposited into NCBI's genbank database and complement public genomic resources by providing additional protein coding sequences that fill in some of the gaps in the feline genome assembly. Through functional and comparative genomic analyses, we gained an understanding of the role of these sequences in feline development, nutrition and health. Specifically, we identified 104 orthologs of human genes associated with Mendelian disorders. We detected negative selection within sequences with gene ontology annotations associated with intracellular trafficking, cytoskeleton and muscle functions. We detected relatively less negative selection on protein sequences encoding extracellular networks, apoptotic pathways and mitochondrial gene ontology annotations. Additionally, we characterized feline cDNA sequences that have mouse orthologs associated with clinical, nutritional and developmental phenotypes. Together, this analysis provides an overview of the value of our cDNA sequences and enhances our understanding of how the feline genome is similar to, and different from other mammalian genomes.Conclusions: The cDNA sequences reported here expand existing feline genomic resources by providing high-quality sequences annotated with comparative genomic information providing functional, clinical, nutritional and orthologous gene information. © 2012 Irizarry et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


PubMed | Pet Nutrition Center, IDEXX Laboratories and Oregon State University
Type: Comparative Study | Journal: Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997) | Year: 2014

The purpose of this study was to determine whether feeding cats reduced protein and phosphorus foods with added fish oil, L-carnitine, and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) altered serum biomarkers of renal function. Thirty-two healthy cats, mean age 14.0 (8.3-19.6) years, were fed control food or one of two experimental foods for 6 months. All foods had similar concentrations of moisture, protein, and fat (approximately 8.0%, 26.5%, and 20.0%, respectively). Both experimental foods contained added fish oil (1.5%) and L-carnitine (500mg/kg). Experimental-food 2 also contained increased MCT (10.5% from coconut oil), 1.5% added corn oil, and reduced animal fat. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR), serum biochemistries, renal function biomarkers including serum creatinine (sCr) and symmetrical dimethylarginine (SDMA), and plasma metabolomic profiles were measured at baseline, and at 1.5, 3, and 6 months. Body composition was determined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Although both experimental foods altered plasma fatty acids, carnitine and related metabolites, and lysophospholipid concentrations, there were no changes in renal function biomarkers. There was, however, a benefit in using SDMA versus sCr to assess renal function in older cats with less total lean mass. Compared with cats <12 years, those >15 years had lower total lean mass (P<0.01), lower GFR (P=0.04), and lower sCr concentrations (P<0.01). However, SDMA concentrations (P<0.01) were higher in older cats. This study shows that in cats, serum SDMA concentration is more highly correlated with GFR than sCr concentration, and, unlike sCr, which declines with age because of muscle wasting, SDMA increases as GFR declines with age.

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