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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.

Prescription Dog Food – When is it a Good Idea?

Most dogs can eat any of a number of over the counter foods and thrive. READ MORE

Apr 22, 2016 / (2) comments

How to Feed Dogs with Lymphangiectasia

I have a feeling that if you haven’t taken care of a dog with lymphangiectasia you’ve probably never heard of the disease. READ MORE

Apr 08, 2016 / (2) comments

Should Your Dog be on a Probiotic?

Probiotic supplements are everywhere. You might be taking one. Should your dog?   READ MORE

Mar 25, 2016 / (1) comments

Are Treats Good for Dogs? This Vet Says ‘No!’

I’ve made a change at my house. My family and I used to dole out the dog and cat treats at least once a day. I didn’t think it was much of a problem. READ MORE

Mar 11, 2016 / (1) comments

Is Your Dog’s Food Making Him Fart?

My dog farts… a lot. Apollo could be the poster child for a support group for farting dogs. He’s a boxer, a breed notorious for producing noxious plumes of gas. READ MORE

Feb 26, 2016 / (3) comments

Dog Food Delivered to Your Door is More Than Convenient

One thing I love about being a veterinarian is the ease with which I can manage my own animals. For example, my dog Apollo recently hurt his foot. READ MORE

Feb 12, 2016 / (7) comments

Helping Dogs Lose Weight - There is a Better Way

The latest results of the National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey are depressing. It estimated that READ MORE

Jan 29, 2016 / (2) comments

What’s the Difference Between Adult Dog Food and Puppy Food?

A lot of what you see on a pet food label is marketing. READ MORE

Jan 15, 2016 / (0) comments

How to Compare Pet Food Nutrient Profiles: Part 2

Last week we talked about how veterinarians typicall READ MORE

Jan 08, 2016 / (2) comments

How to Compare Pet Food Nutrient Profiles: Part 1

Is improving your pet’s health and nutrition part of your New Year’s resolution? If so, you’re eventually going to find yourself comparing pet foods. READ MORE

Jan 01, 2016 / (2) comments