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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!
New Insights on the Evolution of Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

New Insights on the Evolution of Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

The Nom Nom R&D team shares their thoughts on current research surrounding diet-associated DCM.
Dogs Can't Live on Meat Alone

Dogs Can't Live on Meat Alone

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.
Dogs VS Cats: Health Issues Edition

Dogs VS Cats: Health Issues Edition

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?
You Might Be Giving Your Pet the Wrong Amount of Kibble

You Might Be Giving Your Pet the Wrong Amount of Kibble

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?
About the Joint Health Report

About the Joint Health Report

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.
About the Nom Nom Health Assessment

About the Nom Nom Health Assessment

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.
4 Myths About Periodontal Disease

4 Myths About Periodontal Disease

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.
About the Nom Nom Plus Weight Report

About the Nom Nom Plus Weight Report

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.
Canine Weight Loss — to Diet or Exercise?

Canine Weight Loss — to Diet or Exercise?

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.
What Are the Most Common Pet Names?

What Are the Most Common Pet Names?

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.
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