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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.
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Why Free-Feeding is the Wrong Choice for Most Dogs

Do you leave food out for your dog 24/7? If so, you might be doing him a disservice.   READ MORE

Feb 17, 2012 / (6) comments

How to Switch Dog Food

Owners can find themselves in the position of having to switch dog foods for any number of reasons. Maybe your dog has been diagnosed with a dietary responsive disease. READ MORE

Feb 10, 2012 / (2) comments

Nutritional Differences for Small, Toy, and Large Breed Dogs

A dog is a dog is a dog, right? Not quite – at least when we’re talking nutrition. While dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes do have similar nutritional needs, there are some subtle but important differences that owners should be aware of.   READ MORE

Feb 03, 2012 / (1) comments

New Research into Nutrigenomics

I recently sat in on a short lecture on nutrigenomics as it applies to the development of new pet foods. My initial response was probably the same as the one you are having right now … nutro-g-what?   READ MORE

Jan 20, 2012 / (0) comments

What is a Sensitive Stomach, and What Can Be Done About It?

Some dogs have guts of steel and can eat almost anything they find in the yard or on a walk with no ill effects. However, not every dog is so lucky. Many tend to be more sensitive than this. READ MORE

Jan 13, 2012 / (0) comments

The Importance of Oral Health Care for Dogs

According to a recent study, 78% of dogs over the age of three suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common health problem affecting dogs.   READ MORE

Jan 06, 2012 / (2) comments

Preventing Obesity: Start With Your Puppy

I have a problem with roly-poly puppies. READ MORE

Dec 16, 2011 / (0) comments

Water – The Forgotten Nutrient

I’ve talked before about the MyBowl tool and how it can help us all learn about the importance of balanced canine nutrition derived from high quality ingredients. But look below the food bowl on the web page. Do you see the water? I’d be willing to bet that many eyes have passed right over... READ MORE

Dec 09, 2011 / (0) comments

The Importance of Life Stage Feeding

One of the most important breakthroughs in canine nutrition came when veterinary nutritionists recognized the different nutritional needs that dogs have as they mature. This may seem fairly self-evident now, but dog owners and veterinarians used to have more of "a dog is a dog is a dog" mentality... READ MORE

Dec 02, 2011 / (1) comments