Dog Nutrition Basics

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A dog's nutritional needs are much more complex than most pet parents understand. Find a list of articles here to get a full view into the nutritional complexities of dogs and how to address them.

Determining Dog Food Portion Size

To perfectly portion every one of your dog's meals, we carefully calculate calories using the individualized data that you provide, including weight, activity, and age. Beyond that, past diet history and specific breed conditions are pulled together using the latest veterinary information to determine how many calories are optimal to maintain your dog's ideal weight.

Dogs Placed On Bland Diets

Your dog may be temporarily placed on a bland diet by your veterinarian. How does this factor into your typical NomNomNow feeding routine? After a fasting period of about 12 to 24 hours, you can reintroduce NomNomNow by mixing half of a meal with equal portions rice (or another gentle carbohydrate).

Are Dogs Carnivores?

While dogs don't need carbohydrates to survive, there are many studies that have found impressive benefits of including carbohydrates in a dog's diet, which is why we include them in the food over here at NomNomnow.

How To Read Dog Nutrition Labels

The first thing you'll want to look at is the guaranteed analysis at the top of the nutrition label. This tells you the minimum amount of certain nutrients (by weight) within the food.

Adding Healthful Oils to a Dog's Diet Regimen

Oil supplements can be an effective part of an overall dietary plan for humans, but what about dogs? Are the health benefits similar, and are they safe for canine consumption? Before adding any supplements to your dog’s routine, talk to your veterinarian.

What Does a Balanced Diet for Dogs Include?

Meat is crucial to your dog’s overall health for a myriad of reasons. A reliable way to ensure that your pet is gleaning all he can from the meat in his diet is to feed a high-quality meat source. High-quality meat sources like muscle meats are highly digestible and serve as excellent sources of protein, a crucial aspect of your dog’s diet.

Understanding Dog Food Nutrients

Nutrient numbers in dog food labels can't always be treated as high = good and low = bad. A few general guidelines for thinking about the role of key nutrients in maintaining the health of your pet.

What is Your Dog’s Poo Telling You?

Your dog’s poop can indicate whether he needs a trip to the vet. There are four main characteristics to consider when evaluating dog poop.

Fiber and The Microbiome

Fiber is a component of food that most animals cannot digest, but their gut bacteria can. It is linked to numerous health benefits but it also plays an important role in keeping the microbiome happy and healthy.

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