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The 5 Most Important Nutrients for Puppies (Based on Science)
Puppies are not just small adult dogs. They require different nutrition due to their rapid growth rate. In addition, not all puppies grow at the same rate or for the same length of time due to the enormous genetic variation amongst dog breeds. This article will detail the most important nutrition...
5 Reasons Why There Are So Many Different Types of Dog Food
The dog food industry is a multi-million dollar industry in the United States. Decades of research in canine nutrition has allowed dog food companies to offer top notch diets to consumers (1). The result is an estimated thousands of different dog food brands for you to chose from. Selecting an...
Why By-Products are Good for Your Dog
There is a lot of conflicting information and discussion currently about meat by-products in dog food. Many pet food companies boast that their diets don’t contain by-products and therefore are superior. Much of this hype is actually a marketing gimmick. Meat by-products are not only an environmentally sustainable ingredient, by-products...
How Much to Feed a Dog - A Science-Based Guide
As a veterinarian, "how much to feed a dog" is probably the most common question I'm asked during wellness exams. While some owners assume this to be straightforward, it’s actually a more difficult question to answer accurately. In this article on how much you should feed your dog I will...
14 Proven Pain Relief Options for Dogs With Arthritis (Backed by Science)
There is more than one approach towards pain relief for dogs that are suffering from arthritis. You know about pain medication and NSAIDs, but how many other options have you considered? Millions of research dollars are spent annually on new and improved ways to manage pain in pets. There is no...
You've just discovered that your pet has allergies and you've been advised to do an elimination diet trial. But what exactly is it, and what results should you expect? Elimination diets can be recommended by your veterinarian for a variety of reasons. An itchy dog that doesn't seem to respond...
Gluten Free Dog Food - A Scientific Analysis
Gluten remains a hot topic, and more owners today are searching for gluten free dog food for their pets, too. Studies show that majority of dogs are actually not sensitive to gluten, but some definitely are. A growing body of research demonstrated that gluten sensitivity itself is in fact real, and specific diets can...
Grains in Dog Food - A Scientific Outlook
Current trends in pet nutrition favor a grain free, low carbohydrate diet. However, a grain free dog food trend comes without much scientific basis. Many grain free dog foods are wholesome and nutritious and are completely fine to feed for the majority of healthy dogs. Avoiding grains will not ensure...