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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.

The Vegetarian Dog

My dog used to be a vegetarian… an accidental vegetarian. While I choose not to eat meat, I have no problems feeding it to my dogs. But Apollo has severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). READ MORE

Jul 31, 2015 / (1) comments

Are You Feeding Your Dog the Right Amount?

One of the best ways to keep dogs healthy is to feed them the right amount of food. Too little and a dog can suffer from nutritional deficiencies. READ MORE

Jul 17, 2015 / (0) comments

The Truth About Food Allergies in Dogs

Allergies are a common problem for dogs. Typical symptoms include itchiness resulting in excess scratching, biting, or licking, and sometimes chronic or recurrent skin/ear infections. READ MORE

Jul 03, 2015 / (0) comments

Confusion Around Diets for Healthy Skin and Coat

Owners often look to a dog’s diet as the cause and/or solution to skin and coat problems. While this approach is sometimes valid, pet food manufacturers tend to overemphasize this link. READ MORE

Jun 19, 2015 / (1) comments

What to Feed Your Dog for Healthy Skin

One of the first things that people notice about dogs is the condition of their skin and coat. READ MORE

Jun 05, 2015 / (0) comments

What is the Best Food for a Dog with a Sensitive Stomach?

Does your dog sometimes skip meals or occasionally vomit and have diarrhea for no apparent reason? READ MORE

May 22, 2015 / (1) comments

Sugar-Free Can be Deadly for Dogs

I’m not sure if it’s the time of year (the pre-bathing suit months?), but lately I’ve been hearing about an unusual number of cases of xylitol poisoning in dogs. READ MORE

May 08, 2015 / (1) comments

Jerky Treat Update – Some Good News and Some Bad

We’ve been following the tragic saga of illnesses associated with pets eating jerky treats primarily made in China for years now. In February, the U.S. READ MORE

Apr 24, 2015 / (6) comments

Feeding Dogs with Intervertebral Disc Disease

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is the scourge of our “low rider” cani READ MORE

Apr 10, 2015 / (1) comments

The Special Nutritional Needs of Puppies

Puppies are not simply smaller, younger versions of dogs, in the same way that human babies are not miniature adults. READ MORE

Mar 27, 2015 / (1) comments