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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.

Dogs Don’t Want Carbs

What would dogs eat if they could choose for themselves?   READ MORE

Mar 06, 2015 / (2) comments

All Fiber is Not the Same

Dietary fiber can be used to treat a variety of health conditions in dogs including obesity, anal gland impactions, diarrhea, and constipation. READ MORE

Feb 13, 2015 / (2) comments

Manage Your Dog's Hyperthyroidism at Home With This Simple Change

Hyperthyroidism, a very common condition in cats, is exceedingly rare in dogs. READ MORE

Jan 30, 2015 / (2) comments

What To Do When a Dog Stops Eating

Most dogs love to eat, which is why a meal that has been left untouched immediately raises concerns. READ MORE

Jan 16, 2015 / (2) comments

How to Feed Older Dogs

Nothing beats a good, old dog. The relationship between canine senior citizens and their owners is exceptionally deep and multifaceted. READ MORE

Jan 02, 2015 / (0) comments

Are 'Natural' and 'Organic' Just Words on a Dog Food Label?

Take a close look at the front of a few dog food labels the next time you are at the pet supply store. Do you know what’s behind the phraseology that you see there? READ MORE

Dec 19, 2014 / (1) comments

How You Feed Your Dog Is As Important As What You Feed

Let’s say you’ve already figured out what type of food you’re going to feed your dog. I hate to break it to you, but your work’s not quite done. READ MORE

Dec 05, 2014 / (3) comments

Is Grain-Free Really Better for Dogs?

Doesn’t it seem like “grain-free” dog diets are taking over the pet food aisle? I’m surprised at just how omnipresent they’ve become. READ MORE

Nov 21, 2014 / (4) comments

Tips for Feeding Dogs with Megaesophagus

In the past, a diagnosis of megaesophagus was usually a death sentence. Severe cases of the condition make it virtually impossible for a dog to hold down food and water. READ MORE

Nov 07, 2014 / (4) comments

Study Finds 45% of Raw Pet Foods Contaminated with Dangerous Bacteria

I have recently developed a special interest in the bacterial contaminants in dog food that can be transmitted to people. Why? READ MORE

Oct 24, 2014 / (0) comments