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How to Create a Puppy Feeding Schedule

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[video:wistia|ni63b4k0sl|true] A puppy’s meal schedule must include three measured meals a day, preferably at the same time every day. The best time for your puppy’s first meal is around 7 a.m., noontime for lunch, and 5 p.m....

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Puppy Nutrition: What is the Best Puppy Food & More

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[video:wistia|84g8pwa3ln|true] Nowadays, there are literally hundreds of brands and types of dog foods to choose from, which can make it doubly hard for a pet owner to know which is best. While it is all but impossible to create a comparison...

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Contrasting Grain-based and Meat-based Diets for Dogs

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By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM It is common knowledge and generally agreed upon by experts that dogs (and cats) are meat eaters and have evolved through the ages primarily as meat eaters. Although now "domesticated," our...

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Caring for an Emaciated Dog

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By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM At times, animal shelters or rescue groups are presented with a markedly thin and undernourished homeless dog. (The significant loss of body fat and muscle mass is termed emaciation.) The following...

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The Overweight Pet

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[video:wistia|0tl17wrjjv|true] How to Identify and Assist Your Overweight (or Obese) Dog A recent survey indicates over 50 percent of America's pet population is overweight or obese. If you or your veterinarian feel that your pet...

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Choosing the Best Dog Food

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By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM "What is the best food to feed a dog?" Every day veterinarians are asked that question by dog owners. It's a sincere question because most dog owners want to feed the very best to their furry friends....

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7 Medical Causes Behind Weight Gain

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Your pet is overweight, and being the conscientious pet owner, you have made the necessary changes to your pet’s diet and activity levels, but your pet is still overweight. In fact, not only is he still overweight, he seems to be gaining...

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Dry or Wet Food? How to Choose the Best for Your Pet

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[video:wistia|xeijqz7dzp|true] You need to decide on a pet food, but which do you choose? The tuna or the turkey? The lamb or the beef? The wet or the dry? It can feel confusing, but it is not as complicated as it looks. Some people decide...

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Controlling Your Pet’s Eating Behavior

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Curbing the Need to Gulp Down Food Some pets eat like they are never going to see food again, gulping it down so fast they barely have time to chew it, let alone taste it. If it seems that your dog or cat is eating meals faster...

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Choosing the Best Feeding Method for Your Dog

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Nurturing a dog or cat is not as easy at it looks from the outside. Suddenly, you find yourself fretting over dog collars, shampoos, treats... Once you have finally picked the right dog food, then you have to decide which method of feeding...

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The Science of Pet Food Labels

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Read Before You Buy – What is Your Pet Food Package Telling You? For the conscientious pet owner, shopping for pet food can be frustrating and bewildering. Which is best for your pet's health? Is the pretty picture on...

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Pet Food (What You Need to Know) for Your Pet's Sake

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By Dr. Donna Spector Following is a series of posts that will help educate pet owners about reading labels and choosing foods they can trust for their pets. It is easy to be fooled by marketing gimmicks and misleading label...

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The Incredible, Edible Egg: Nutritional or Deadly for Pets?

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[video:wistia|kvg7uks25s|true] Traditionally, dogs and cats have eaten eggs straight from the nest with nary a worry about nutritional value, toxic effects, or whether they might choke on a shard from the shell. But domesticated cats...

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