Research and Development
Nom Nom's R&D team is constantly at work discovering both scientific facts and interesting insights about our furry friends. See what we're up to here!
The Nom Nom R&D team shares their thoughts on current research surrounding diet-associated DCM.
Plant foods are significant sources of essential vitamins and minerals for dogs. However, some dog parents view them as “fillers,” and recent diet trends limiting the intake of plant-based ingredients are increasingly common. Here, we show that plant foods are an important part of your dog’s diet, providing health benefits.
Based on data from more than 2,600 dogs and cats, we take a look at some health issues commonly seen in both species. Who is at higher risks?
When it’s time to feed your beloved pup, it’s all too easy to mindlessly scoop dry food into their bowl. But do you know whether they’re getting the right portion size?
While joint issues are a common issue for many dogs, some dogs are predisposed to particular issues due to a combination of age, size, genetics and potentially microbiome makeup. In our joint report, we track the prevalence of common joint issues by different risk factors that your dog may have, so you can get a better idea of which joint issues may appear in your pet, how to prevent or delay them and how to manage current discomfort.
In November of 2018, we launched our health assessment, an in-depth survey that 15,000+ pet parents like yourself have completed to date, creating one of the largest and most extensive repositories of dog and cat data anywhere. The information shared with us has helped contribute to peer-reviewed pet science, develop new products and better understand your unique needs. Now, it’s time for us to give back to everyone who’s generously taken the time to tell us about their pets.
Dental health is an important part of a pet's overall wellness, and periodontal disease is one of the most common medical conditions in both dogs and cats. However, it is poorly understood by both scientists and the general public. There have been few large-scale research studies conducted on periodontal disease in pets, and as a result the internet abounds with misinformation and conflicting advice based largely on unscientific anecdotal evidence. Read on to discover the truth about four common mythes surrounding periodontal disease.
In November of 2018, we launched our health assessment, an in-depth survey that over 15,000 pet parents like yourself have filled out to date, creating one of the largest and most extensive repositories of dog and cat data, anywhere. The information shared with us has helped us contribute to peer-reviewed pet science, develop new products, and better understand your unique needs.
A new study from the University of Liverpool showed that diet may be a more efficient approach than exercise for weight loss in overweight dogs.
Whether you’re actively seeking inspiration or simply curious about the current pet name zeitgeist, you may be interested in our compilation of the most common names and naming trends in our Nommer database.