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Healthy Eating

Niki Parker, DVM, MS, DACT
Jul 30, 2020

All pet parents want to make sure they are feeding their dog the best dog food possible—one that supports their dog’s health and overall quality of life. But what is the best dog food for your particular dog? There’s no simple answer to this question; it will depend on a number of factors specific to you and your pet. Here’s a guide to help you determine what is the best dog food for your canine family member. [video:wistia|xeijqz7dzp|true… Read More

Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
Jun 30, 2020

Feeding your dog a meal that looks similar to what you have for dinner might be an appealing alternative to offering commercial dog foods. However, it’s vital to your dog’s health to remember that the nutritional needs of a canine are different than your own. That means you can’t just cook your dog something that’s considered healthy for humans to eat. The decision to cook homemade dog food is one that should be made with careful… Read More

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Dec 10, 2019

Gastrointestinal (GI) upset or digestive issues are not uncommon in dogs. Signs such as intermittent vomiting, loose stools and excessive gas can be caused by a variety of things. Some dogs develop digestive issues because their diet either contains too much fat or lacks sufficient fiber. In other cases, digestive issues may signal the presence of an underlying disorder, such as pancreatitis, bacterial overgrowth or intestinal parasites.… Read More

Diet Tips

Hector Joy, DVM
Oct 26, 2020

Grapes may seem like a harmless and healthy fruit, but for dogs, they can cause a lot of trouble. Why are grapes bad for dogs if they’re fine for us to eat? Here’s some valuable info on why dogs can’t eat grapes or raisins and what to do if you even suspect that your dog ate even one grape or raisin. Can Dogs Eat Grapes? Are Grapes Bad for Dogs?  Grapes are toxic to dogs. All colors of grapes, such as red, green, and purple, as well as all… Read More

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Dec 04, 2019

A wide range of body sizes and types exist among dog breeds, which makes it hard to determine the “average” dog weight. For example, the graceful Greyhound and the short-legged Basset Hound may both weigh 60 pounds, but these two breeds have different physiques and metabolic needs. So instead of comparing your dog’s weight to a generic chart, veterinary research groups have come up with a better way. They’ve conducted nutritional studies… Read More

Laci Schaible, DVM, CVJ
Jul 03, 2019

Today, pudgy pups are becoming the norm in many American households. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), an estimated 56 percent of dogs are overweight or obese. Since obesity can create a host of medical ailments—from diabetes and osteoarthritis to heart disease and cancer—it’s important to find the best dog food for weight loss to complement your pet’s weight-loss plan. How to Put a Dog on a Diet In order to… Read More

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Pet Food Ingredient and Label Guide

Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
Sep 16, 2020

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Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
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