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What You Need to Know About Dog Food for Pancreatitis

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Image via Jaromir Chalabala/Shutterstock By Jennifer Coates, DVM The pancreas is not an organ that many pet parents have reason to think about—that is, until something goes wrong with it. Pancreatitis is the most common disease...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Sweet Potatoes for Dogs

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[video:wistia|qx3u9u1vxe|true] Sweet potatoes are starchy root vegetables that provide plenty of nutritional benefits for our canine companions. They are one of the best dietary sources of vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin,...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Venison for Dogs

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[video:wistia|7umj9fxj4i|true] While venison, or deer meat, has less protein than beef, it also contains less fat and cholesterol, making it an increasingly popular meat source in commercial dog foods. Venison is a good source...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Oatmeal for Dogs

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[video:wistia|rodgqbn1je|true] Oatmeal is a breakfast staple for humans. It’s hearty, nutritious, and tasty. But dogs can benefit from oats and oatmeal too if served in moderation. Oatmeal is a great alternative carbohydrate...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Chicken for Dogs

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[video:wistia|09v7kfoit0|true] Chicken is considered a lean meat and it provides many benefits to our canine companions. Dogs need protein as a main energy source, and chicken provides that boost without a big calorie count. Poultry...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Pumpkin for Dogs

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[video:wistia|0s0g11z5x4|true] Humans like to snack on pumpkin seeds and bake yummy holiday favorites with the orange squash, but plain pumpkin is a nutritious meal addition for dogs too. While you should never feed your dog pumpkin pie...

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6 Ways to Help an Extra Hungry Dog

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If you have a dog that always seems to be hungry, there are some tips and tricks for feeding your pup and ensuring proper nutrition. Here are six ways to help a hungry dog.

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Turkey for Dogs

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[video:wistia|kvwd799fc8|true] When humans celebrate the holidays or have get-togethers, you’ll often find a roasted turkey in the center of the table. And while most veterinarians will tell you to avoid meal scraps from festive...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Apples for Dogs

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[video:wistia|krgzdxcscd|true] Apples are a tasty and healthy treat for our canine companions. This disease-fighting fruit packs a nutritional punch, complete with dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants. As a bonus, apples...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Peas for Dogs

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[video:wistia|nlk5vms7ki|true] Green peas are an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber for our canine companions. This protein-rich legume boosts energy levels in dogs and is gentle on the digestive system....

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Cranberry for Dogs

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[video:wistia|o7nwl0bytz|true] Cranberries are rich with antioxidants and nutrients that help support your pet’s immune system and decrease inflammation. Antioxidants play a major role in keeping dogs healthy. For instance, they...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Lamb for Dogs

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[video:wistia|91y9xqep67|true] Dogs need protein to build, heal, and maintain body tissues and to protect and regulate body process. Lamb is a great protein option for canines and the ingredient is popping up in many pet-food options. Lamb...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Fish Oil for Dogs

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[video:wistia|ogujlhzy3a|true] Fish oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and provides a variety of health benefits for dogs. Cold-water oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and trout, naturally contain fish oil. Omega-3...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Flaxseed for Dogs

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[video:wistia|rm74eb6zxf|true] Flaxseeds, derived from the flax plant, are small, nutty-flavored seeds that offer a lot of health benefits for dogs. Flaxseed oil, which is made from ground and pressed flaxseeds, shares similar health...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Duck for Dogs

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[video:wistia|1nr29jgxpm|true] When today’s pet parents browse through the aisles of pet food stores, they have a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to protein sources for their dogs. The main protein options for...

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6 Ways To Prevent Diabetes in Dogs

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Diabetes in dogs is on the rise. And while not all cases of canine diabetes can be prevented, there are steps you can take to help keep your dog in top shape so he or she has less chance of developing the disease. Here are six diabetes prevention tips for dogs.

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Best Food Options for Diabetic Dogs

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A healthy and consistent diet is essential for diabetes management in dogs. To meet your pet’s special dietary needs, consider these vet-recommended nutritional guidelines for diabetic dogs.

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Is Tap Water Safe for Dogs?

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By Teresa K. Traverse For something so essential, tap water is usually taken for granted. You probably fill your dog’s bowl with it every morning without giving it a second thought. But is tap water really safe for your dog? In...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Yogurt for Dogs

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[video:wistia|mrhe09x4xj|true] While most dog foods on the market don’t contain yogurt, the yummy dairy product may provide some nutritional benefits for your dog as a meal additive. Plain, low or non-fat yogurt provides...

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Healthy Foods Checklist: Quail for Dogs

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[video:wistia|cdhxn1h4jh|true] In addition to turkey and chicken, pet food manufacturers are looking to alternative game birds for new recipes. Quail is popping up as an ingredient in several dog foods and provides ample benefits for...

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Is Vitamin E Good for Dogs?

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By David F. Kramer Vitamin E is an essential part of the canine diet … but why? To understand its role in the body, we need to delve into the interactions between free radicals and antioxidants. According Dr. Jennifer Coates,...

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How to Find Your Dog's Body Condition Score

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By Carol McCarthy We all know that body weight is not the only factor to determine whether we are too thin or too heavy. Muscle mass and body fat also come into play, which is why doctors often measure our Body Mass Index, a measurement...

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7 Causes of Weight Loss in Pets

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Unplanned or rapid weight loss may be symptomatic of something serious. Here are the most common reasons for unwanted weight loss in pets:

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6 Healthy Treat Ideas for Dogs

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By Elizabeth Xu There are many reasons people give their dog treats, from training rewards to something to keep them occupied for a bit. No matter the reason, your dog is likely to be happy to have something tasty to munch on. As fun...

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