Great American Dogs is hosting a canine nutrition seminar on Sunday, July 21st in Novi, Michigan featuring Dr. Joseph J. Wakshlag, MS DVM PhD DACVN DACVSMR of Cornell University. No stranger to working dogs, Dr. Wakshlag is an active with his sled dog team. Topics covered are:

What's in that Dog Food?

Feeding the Canine Athlete

Keep 'Em Running: Feeding for Geriatrics

Seminar fee is $49 and you can register online at www.greatamericandogs.com/NutritionSeminar.htm.

About Dr. Wakshlag:

Dr. Joe Wakshlag is a 1998 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Soon after graduation he embarked in residency training at Cornell in both Pathology and Nutrition, with nutrition taking the forefront. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2006. During his residency training he completed a PhD in molecular pharmacology in 2005. He then spent over a year in small animal clinical practice in Woodbury, Connecticut before returning to Cornell University as a Clinical Nutritionist in 2006.

During his professional and graduate education to present day, Dr. Joe has been personally involved in sled dog racing and is the owner of a small kennel of Alaskan Husky sled dogs. He is well published in the area of canine sports medicine and skeletal muscle physiology examining areas such as the acute phase response of exercise, exercise effects on glucose and glycogen metabolism, and the effects of diet and exercise on skeletal muscle proteolysis.

Over the past six years Dr. Joe has served as the President of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition; he is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and most recently was asked to be a founding Diplomat of the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for his scholarly work in canine sports medicine and metabolism. Current research interests surround the area of canine and feline cancer as well as obesity and sporting dog metabolism.