Dog Nutrition Basics
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not likely that your dog has grown sick of their food, but there may be something else going on.
Why are some dogs so weird about their food? More often than not, the answer lies in a behavior called resource guarding.
From raw, fresh leaves to hard candies, asking can dogs eat mint? is sort of like asking can people eat mint? It depends on the mint, and how it’s ingested.
Wondering why your dog is not eating? Our veterinary nutritionist, Dr. Justin Shmalberg, reviews possible reasons from behavior issues to medical conditions and discusses treatment options.
Your dog’s specific caloric and nutrient needs will vary widely based on age, size, breed, activity level, overall health, and other factors. While all commercially-produced dog foods have to meet or exceed benchmarks for nutrients to be labeled as “complete and balanced foods” by the AAFCO.
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.
Sugar means many things to many people. To most of us, it’s how we sweeten our coffees and bundt cakes. To scientists, it’s the carbohydrate that all living things need to function. To dogs, sugar is both a necessary part of their diet and a mouthwatering danger.