How to Stop a Dog From Eating Poop: The Definitive Guide

Have you ever caught your dog eating poop and wondered why they would engage in such an unsavory behavior? You’re not alone. Many dog owners face this issue and struggle to put an end to it. Addressing this problem is essential for your dog’s health and well-being. In this comprehensive guide on how to stop … Read more

Dog Food and DCM: New Study says NO LINK

A new study, conducted by the University of Missouri included nearly 70,000 dogs and found no significant correlation between grain-free pet food sales and the incidence of DCM. So, what does this mean for you and your furry friend? Should you continue to feed them grain-free food? We’ll dive into the details and provide some … Read more

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Are Grains Bad For Dogs? – What Does Science Say

Perhaps you think that grain is a cheap ingredient in dog food. Something utterly unimportant compared to meat and protein. Or even harmful. And who could blame you? With all the bad rap that gluten and grains have received in the last few years, a grain-free diet seems the right way to go. It’s hard … Read more

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10 Best Grains for Dogs – Healthiest Options for Grain-Inclusive Diet

Dog food keeps changing — maybe you’ve noticed that dog food labels now include all sorts of grains. Or that some companies offer grain-free diets. Either way, you’re probably wondering whether your dog should eat grains at all. If yes, are whole grains really better than grain-free foods? Unless your dog has very specific dietary … Read more

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FDA Grain-Free Dog Food Warning: Are Grain-Free Diets to Blame?

If you’re a dog owner, you must have come across the grain-free dog food controversy in the last few years. Since 2018, the FDA has conducted extensive research on the potential connection between grain-free diets and dogs’ dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). You might be worried about your canine friend — what do all these mean? Are … Read more

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Dog Food Allergies: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Dog allergies are rare but if untreated they can lower the quality of your pup’s life. Learn how to diagnose and treat food allergies in dogs. Everyone knows someone allergic to strawberries or peanut butter. But dogs can suffer from food allergies too. Allergies can cause severe itchiness and gastrointestinal discomfort for dogs. And an … Read more

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Are Dogs Omnivores or Carnivores?

Are dogs omnivores? The short answer is yes. Read the article to find out why! We’ve all heard that dogs come from wolves… And that’s true!  Even if it’s hard to imagine when I look at my giant ball of fluff napping in her natural habitat, the couch. And wolves are carnivorous… so my dog … Read more

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How Much Should I Feed My Dog?

Most adults dog get their food twice a day, while puppies often require more frequent feeding times. There are many things you should consider while deciding feeding schedule for your dog. Correct food portioning might be the most important skill that a dog owner should have. As a vet, I see many loving dog parents … Read more

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How to Help a Dog Lose Weight? 12 Dog Weight Loss Tips

Here are my top 12 weight loss tips to help your dog lose weight. As a vet, I know first hand that obesity in dogs is becoming a real problem. The Association of Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 55.8% of American dogs are either overweight or obese. A study in the UK found out that … Read more

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AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles – What Are They All About?

Whether you can barely fix a balanced nutritious meal for yourself, or you’re a health-aware kitchen guru, formulating a nutritionally complete dog food is a daunting task. Formulating a balanced dog diet usually takes years of study, a fair amount of research, and being good with a calculator. Luckily, the good guys at the Association … Read more

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Can Dry Dog Food Go Bad?

Yes. Dry dog food can go bad. Eventually. The question is how long does it take to go bad? Don’t worry, it’s not a silly question. As a vet, I get asked this all the time. Of course, wet dog food goes bad much quicker than dry dog food. But dry food will eventually go … Read more

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How Much Taurine Should Be In Dog Food?

Science cannot yet quantify the exact amount of taurine that should be in a dog food. Avoid certain boutqiue diets or gain-free diets to help prevent taurine deficiency. Taurine levels and taurine defficiency is a complex issue. Beware of false information and advice on the web written by non-experts. My name is Corey and I’m … Read more

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Wet or Dry Dog Food? What’s the Better Choice?

Neither wet nor dry food is definitely better. Each type of food has benefits and drawbacks. As a Vet, I get this question a lot from new dog owners. The subject of dog food, in particular, can sometimes be a minefield, starting from the basics: should I give my dog canned food or kibble? If … Read more