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Nutrition Nuggets

Your dog's nutrition is important for a healthy & happy life. petMD experts help you to know what to feed your dog, how much food to feed, and the differences in dog foods, so your dog gets optimum nutrition.

Dog Nutrition Nuggets

Nutrition Nuggets is the newest offshoot of petMD's Dog Nutrition Center. Each week Dr. Coates will use her expertise and wisdom to blog about the intricacies of dog nutrition.

What’s Good for You is Not Always Good for Your Dog

People and dogs share a lot in common. READ MORE

Sep 02, 2011 / (0) comments

MyBowl for Puppies?

A question I received immediately after we launched the MyBowl tool for dogs was, "Does it work for puppies?" I thought I’d address that in this post, since I’d be willing to bet if it came up that quickly, more than one person is wondering the same thing.   READ MORE

Aug 26, 2011 / (0) comments

Owner Perceptions of Canine Nutrition

"What should I feed my dog?" If I had a dime for every time I was asked that … well, I wouldn’t be wealthy, but maybe I could finally pay off my student loans!   READ MORE

Aug 19, 2011 / (0) comments

Why My Bowl?

Welcome to the new petMD Nutrition Center, developed in partnership with Hill’s Science Diet. Check it out; it’s pretty cool — particularly the "MyBowl" feature for dogs. I think you’ll find a lot of interesting and perhaps surprising information there.   READ MORE

Aug 12, 2011 / (0) comments






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... graduated with honors from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. In the years since, she has practiced veterinary medicine in Virginia, Wyoming, and Colorado. She is the author of several books about veterinary medicine and animal care, including the Dictionary of Veterinary Terms, Vet-Speak Deciphered for the Non-Veterinarian .

Jennifer also writes short stories that focus on the strength and importance of the human-animal bond and freelance articles relating to a variety of animal care and veterinary topics. Dr. Coates lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband, daughter, and pets.