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Healthy Eating

Tiffany Tupler, DVM
Feb 01, 2021

In recent years, pet parents have become more and more aware of what they are feeding their dogs. However, with all of the different dog food formulas and brands, it can be hard to figure out what really makes a dog food nutritious and balanced. This article will explain everything you need to know about dog nutrition and provide a guide for what you need to look for in a dog food. Jump to a section: What goes into a nutritional, balanced… Read More

Kristie McLaughlin, DVM, MPH, CPH
Jan 08, 2021

There are so many dog foods available today that it’s hard to keep up with all the new trends. As pet parents, we want the best for our furry friends, especially when it comes to nutrition. Finding the best dog food for your pet can be a daunting experience; however, with the help of your veterinarian, you can come to a decision on the best food option. You might have heard about freeze-dried dog food or even dehydrated dog food, but… Read More

Gretchen Verheggen, DVM
Jan 08, 2021

You might think that “organic” foods are top-tier and better than nonorganic food. And if organic food is “better” for people to eat, is it the same for dogs? What does it actually mean if a dog food is organic? This article will help you interpret dog food labels related to organic dog food, whether it’s 100% organic or made with some organic ingredients. What Makes a Dog Food Organic? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)… Read More

Diet Tips

Christina Fernandez, DVM, DACVECC
Jan 05, 2021

Nutrition is a very powerful tool throughout all stages of a dog’s life. It can be used to maintain health, prevent disease, and even primarily manage some disease conditions. That said, just because your dog is getting older doesn’t necessarily mean they need a diet change. There are many foods out there that are labeled for mature, aging, and senior dogs. There are even diets labeled for all life stages. It can be hard to know what is… Read More

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

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