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What Is the Best Dog Food?
What Is the Best Dog Food?
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...
Guide to Grain-Free Dog Food
Updated on January 4, 2020 Grain-free and gluten-free products have gained much popularity among people in recent years, and pet food manufacturers are following this trend, too. But is grain-free dog food the best choice for your dog?  What are the benefits of grain-free vs. grain dog food? Here’s a guide to grain-free dog diets and how they compare to grain dog food. What Is Grain-Free Dog...
Can Dogs Eat Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes?
Potatoes are popular root vegetables that serve as a source of starch and other nutrients for humans. But can dogs eat potatoes? It depends on the type of potato and whether it’s cooked or not. Here’s some insight on whether potatoes and sweet potatoes are safe or beneficial for dogs to eat. Can Dogs Have Potatoes?Potatoes provide a common source of starch and protein in commercial dog foods....
Homemade Dog Food: Is It Healthy to Cook for Your Dog?
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...
Which Fruits Can Dogs Eat?
Which Fruits Can Dogs Eat?
Dogs are omnivorous, which means that they require a combination of animal and plant material to have a healthy, balanced diet. Dogs can eat some fruits, but other fruits are toxic to dogs, such as grapes and raisins. Due to the balanced nature of high-quality, nutritionally complete commercial diets, it’s not necessary to supplement your dog’s diet with fruits, but it can be fun to use them...
Dog Skin Conditions, From Belly Rashes to Scabs and Sores
Skin problems are among the most common reasons dogs end up at the veterinarian’s office. A dog’s skin condition can have a wide range of causes, from external parasites like fleas and mites, to allergies and serious endocrine disorders. While some dogs’ skin conditions can be treated at home, any worsening skin issue or one that continues beyond one or two weeks without improvement is a...
Can Dogs Eat Eggs?
Can Dogs Eat Eggs?
  Many pet parents wonder which “human foods” are good for their pets. A common question that I get from pet parents at my animal hospital is: “Can dogs eat eggs?”  Here’s everything you need to know about the nutritional value of eggs for dogs. Are Eggs Good for Dogs? Can Dogs Eat Cooked Eggs?The answer is yes, cooked eggs are good for dogs! Dogs can eat hard-boiled or scrambled...
Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?
Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?
There’s something about cat food that makes it virtually irresistible to a dog. Most dogs, regardless of breed, age, and how well-behaved they are, will sniff out and snack on cat food if it’s available. But is eating cat food bad for a dog? Here’s what you need to know about dog nutrition and whether it’s safe for dogs to eat cat food. What’s the Difference Between Dog Food and Cat...
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 a high-quality dog food. Feeding your dog too much or not enough can have certain health consequences. Here’s why it matters and what you can do to determine how much to feed your dog. Why the Right Dog Food Amount Matters If you feed your dog too little, they can suffer from nutritional deficiencies. However, If...
What’s the Best Food for Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs?
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,...