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INSTRUCTIONS Youll write one research paper containing five parts. Theres no required length (maximum or minimum); however, make sure you provide the required details for…

INSTRUCTIONS Youll write one research paper containing five parts. Theres no required length (maximum or minimum); however, make sure you provide the required details for each subject. Be thorough. PART 1: PET FOOD COMPANY For Part 1, youll research a pet food company. Your research will include 1. The history of the company 2. A brief synopsis of the types of pet foods manufactured by the company     Foods are manufactured for which species of animals     Life-stage     Therapeutic diets     Canned, dry, semi-moist types of food     Miscellaneous (natural, holistic, organic) 3.    Choose two dog and two cat foods produced by the company and give a detailed description of each. Be sure to include     The name of each food     Dog or cat food     Life-stage or therapeutic diet     Calories provided (per cup or can)     Protein, carbohydrate, and fat content     The first five ingredients. What does each ingredient provide nutritionally (source of protein, fat, carbohy- drate, vitamin, mineral, fiber)? 4.    Choose an appropriate diet (made by this company) that you could feed to an 11-year-old dog that weighs 82 pounds. Calculate how much of that food you would feed daily. Show your calculations and explain why this particular food would be good for your canine patient. 5.    Choose an appropriate diet (made by this company) that you could feed to a four-year-old cat that is obese (11 pounds) and needs to lose weight because its diabetic. Calculate how much of this food you would feed the cat daily; show your work. Explain why this particular food would be good for this feline patient. PART 2: BODY SYSTEMS For Part 2, choose one of the following body systems and describe what affects improper nutrition and aging could have on this body system. Be sure to include a detailed description of the body organs involved in this system, and their normal function(s) in the body. Body systems:1. Cardiovascular 2. Respiratory3. Gastrointestinal 4. Dental/oral 5. Endocrine6. Muscular and skeletal 7. Urinary8. Nervous PART 3: VITAMINS For Part 3, describe in detail the functions of two of the following vitamins. 1. Vitamin A (retinol/beta-carotene) 2. Vitamin B1 (thiamin)3. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)4. Vitamin E (tocopherol) 5. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 6. Vitamin D (calciferol)7. Vitamin K8. Folic Acid PART 4: MINERALS For Part 4, describe in detail the functions of two of the following minerals. 1. Calcium2. Potassium 3. Phosphorus4. Sodium5. Iron6. Copper7. Iodine8. Selenium PART 5: FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF For Part 5, identify and describe the five stages of grief. Youll deal with many grieving clients while working in veterinary medicine. Pets die either of natural causes or are euthanized at the clinic following illness or injuries. You should be able to distinguish the five stages of grief and be able to discuss the subject with these clients. Include five sources of literature and/or websites that you can refer clients to should they have more questions and/or require counseling.

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