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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.

Large Breed Dogs — Diet Can Help With Loose Stools

I recently ran across a paper presented at the 2015 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) conference that might explain a couple of cases I had a while back where I couldn’ READ MORE

Dec 04, 2015 / (3) comments

A Guide for Using Diet to Treat Vomiting in Dogs

Spend enough time around dogs and you’re bound to notice that they vomit rather frequently. An occasional “upchuck” is simply part of being a dog. READ MORE

Nov 20, 2015 / (1) comments

Dog Foods Aren’t Equal – Even Though They Appear to Be

Regular readers of this blog know that my dog Apollo has severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). READ MORE

Nov 06, 2015 / (2) comments

Sick Dogs Need to Eat Sooner Rather than Later

I recently wrote a post over on Daily Vet about READ MORE

Oct 23, 2015 / (1) comments

What is Magnesium and Why is It Important?

Magnesium… You see it listed on dog food ingredient labels and it’s often reported on a patient’s blood work, but what does it do in the body? READ MORE

Oct 09, 2015 / (2) comments

Another Danger of Homemade Dog Food

I’ve always thought I walk a reasonable line when it comes to homemade dog food. READ MORE

Sep 25, 2015 / (9) comments

A New Way to Look at Weight Loss in Dogs

I’ve started thinking about weight loss in a slightly different way than I did in the past. READ MORE

Sep 11, 2015 / (1) comments

More Evidence That Dogs Can Be Vegetarians… And Cats Can’t

We’ve talked before about whether or not dogs and cats can be vegetarians. READ MORE

Aug 28, 2015 / (6) comments

How to Get Dogs to Eat Slower

Most dogs love to eat, but problems can arise when dogs wolf down (no pun intended) their food. READ MORE

Aug 14, 2015 / (2) 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 dog food. READ MORE

Jul 17, 2015 / (0) comments