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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...
Demodectic Mange in Dogs - A Scientific Look
Demodectic mange in dogs is a very serious skin disorder that can be fatal if not treated in time. There are two known types of mange in dogs: demodectic and sarcoptic mange. Demodectic mange is the most common and a more serious condition among the two, and it's the primary focus of this evidence-based article. Understanding the...
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...