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How to Adjust Your Dog's Food Portions

We previously discussed about how much you should feed your dog. The steps involve a few calculations but are well worth the effort in the long run.   For those pet parents who have worked through the steps, determine...

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Coconut Oil: Energy for Dogs

Fats are an important part of a dog’s diet. A dog’s body is well suited to ingest and process fats and, in fact, dogs will look to fats as the first source of energy. In recognition of the importance of fats in a dog’...

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How Much You Should Feed Your Dog

Far too many people are not aware of the amount of food their dogs really require each day to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.   According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, a majority of dogs in the...

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Proper Protein Needs of Senior Dogs

Over the years, there has been a lot of confusion, or at least uncertainty, about proper diets for senior dogs.   In a 2011 study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, researchers polled m...

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Feeding a Dog for a Healthy Heart

A healthy heart is (obviously) a precursor to a healthy body. As the engine that pumps the blood through the body, the heart needs to be in top working order to properly perform its job. Unlike the skeletal muscles (e...

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Brain Foods for Dogs

The fairly well known expression, “a healthy body is a healthy mind”, implies that one’s physical health can have an impact on one’s mental well-being. This saying is actually derived from a work by Roman Poet, Juvena...

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First Ingredient Rule Deconstructed

One common rule that pet owners use to choose a pet food is the first ingredient rule. It states that the first ingredient on the pet food ingredient list should be a meat or fish.  At its core, this rule makes sens...

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Feeding Dogs for Healthy Muscles

Today we are focusing on the nutrients that are required to support healthy muscle function. As most of us know, protein and the building block amino acids that protein is made of, are the foundations for muscle growt...

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The Reliability of Online Food Reviews

One of my pet peeves regarding pet food is the online reviews. Over the years, I have stumbled upon these reviews while collecting data and doing research on pet food ingredients, calories and macronutrients. To ill...