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60 Reasons Why Life with...

Life with a dog is great for oh so many reasons, one of which includes how they help us focus on...

Pet Owners Confused About...

Understanding how to feed our pets properly is critical to their well being. See why some people...

Hill’s Pet Nutrition...

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, of Topeka, KS, is voluntarily issuing a pet food recall for a limited...
 

Nutrition: The Fifth Vital Assessment?

When I was in veterinary school, students were taught to evaluate three vital signs in every patient: temperature, pulse and respiration rates (also known as a TPR). This was drilled into our heads over and over again. No patient, sick or apparently healthy, should walk out of the exam room without a TPR written in its chart....

Using Treats to Train Your Dog

Experts agree that reward based training is the best way to train a dog. Follow these simple tips to make sure that you can teach your dog to behave using food, while maintaining his healthy figure.

Can Dogs be Vegetarians?

A number of my vegetarian clients have asked me whether or not their dogs can be vegetarians too. Their main concern is whether or not a meat-free diet is appropriate for their dogs. If it isn’t, they’ll continue, albeit squeamishly, to feed their dogs foods that contain meat.

Cleaning the Ears and Eyes: A How-To Guide for Puppies (and Dogs)

There is often no harder grooming task than cleaning a puppy’s ears and eyes. However, it is important that you take the time and effort to do this, as your puppy can easily develop infections if proper care is not observed. Below, an easy grooming guide for both.

Fats and Oils: Good for Your Dog’s Health?

Dogs never have to worry about cholesterol levels like humans do, as they won’t end up with the same types of health issues humans can from eating a high-fat diet. If fat levels are too low; however, dogs can develop dry, itchy skin and a dull coat. Other problems that can develop include a diminished immune system and other...

10 Simple Ways to Help Your Overweight Dog

As we humans get larger, our dogs do, too. Fortunately, there are a few simple changes that can help him shed some pounds.

Choosing the Best Feeding Method for Your Dog

Nurturing a dog is not as easy at it looks from the outside. Suddenly, you find yourself fretting over collars, shampoos, treats... Once you have finally picked the right food, then you have to decide which method of feeding you are going to use. There are two main methods, both of which have their own benefits and drawbacks.

Dog Not Eating? Maybe Your Pet Food Smells or Tastes Bad

While many dogs will accept new foods, your dog may have certain preferences to consider. Often this comes down to the taste and smell of the dog food.

Carbohydrates: Key to a Balanced Dog Food

When you are comparing the hundreds of dog food options available to feed your dog, there are many ideas to keep in mind. For instance, there are several ingredients that go into a quality dog food. Here we will focus on just one category: carbohydrates.

Easy Bone Broth Recipes Your Dog Will Love

Try these easy, healthy bone broth recipes that your dogs will love.

5 Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs

Watch for the following signs of heat stroke in dogs and contact a veterinarian immediately if you suspect your dog is in distress.

Can I Make My Dog or Cat a Vegetarian?

About 15 years ago, I treated a 15-month-old cat for congestive heart failure secondary to a severe, rare type of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This cat had a 6/6 heart murmur (We grade heart murmurs on a scale of 1-6, with 6 being the worst!), and it was all due to its diet. Turns out, this young cat...

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