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December 3, 2010

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Pet Care Class Looks at Basics of Pet Food Label

Knowing what you're feeding your pets is important to their health, yet many pet owners are unaware of what is in their pets' food. An informational session offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois will teach pet owners how to digest basic pet food label data and how to follow general feeding guidelines.

Pet U, a monthly owner education series coordinated by the veterinary college and the Companion Animal Resource and Education (CARE) Center, will feature "The Basics of the Pet Food Label," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, December 13, at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 1008 West Hazelwood Drive, Urbana.

This session will offer an overview of the pet food label, including a list of items that are required on all labels and those that are optional. Information on items such as guaranteed analysis, ingredient definitions, feeding guidelines and nutritional adequacy verification will be provided.

Pet U offers a series of carefully thought-out classes designed to give pet owners relevant information about the daily care of their companion animals. The courses are taught by the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital faculty or staff, area veterinarians or experts in the subject matter. A complete list of classes and schedules can be found online at: To register please call the Office of Public Engagement at (217) 333-2907, or register online at Registration is $13 per class.

Note: To ensure a safe and effective learning environment, these classes are for humans only. Please leave your pet at home.