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Healthy Ingredients: Spinach

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is spinach. We all know that Popeye found his strength in spinach and it does pack quite a powerful nutritional punch for hu...

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Thanksgiving Foods that are Healthy for Your Pet

Last week we posted a story outlining some common holiday foods that could be potentially harmful to your pets. Today, we want to look at Thanksgiving foods that are not only tasty, but are healthy and good for your p...

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DIY: Halloween Candy Corn Pupsicles

Who says Halloween is just for humans? Let your pup in on the fun and whip up some easy DIY Halloween pupsicles for your dog! Recipe 1½ cups plain non-fat yogurt1 banana ½ cup canned pumpkin 5 oz cup Directions 1. ...

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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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Determining Daily Calorie Requirements for Dogs

Determining how many calories a dog burns each day is crucial for knowing how much to feed a dog.  When people are unsure of how many calories their dogs really need, they tend to overfeed, which can cause a multitu...

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Tips for Exercising Senior Dogs

Like humans, as dogs age and enter their senior years, they will generally lose athleticism and muscle tone and their bodies will take longer to recover from vigorous exercise. However, aging is really no excuse for b...

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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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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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Not All Fats Are Created Equal

Dogs and cats both require moderate amounts of healthy fats in their diet.  Much like protein, fats are a crucial part of a pet’s diet.  Some of the key benefits of fat include: 1. Fat provides essential nutrients ...

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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...

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Not All Proteins Are Created Equal

Overview of a Pet Food Proteins Dogs and cats are carnivores, which means that they are meant to eat a diet high in protein. However, when it comes to pet food, all protein sources are not created equal. This means...