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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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Prescription Dog Food – When is it a Good Idea?

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



Apr 22, 2016

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.



Apr 08, 2016

Should Your Dog be on a Probiotic?

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



Mar 25, 2016

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.



Mar 11, 2016

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.



Feb 26, 2016

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.



Feb 12, 2016

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

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



Jan 15, 2016

How to Compare Pet Food Nutrient Profiles: Part 2

Last week we talked about how veterinarians typicall



Jan 08, 2016

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.



Jan 01, 2016

Canned Dog Food – Expensive But Worth It?

Most owners feed their dogs dry food. The benefits of kibble are hard to overlook.  



Dec 18, 2015