If your dog has a weight problem, there’s much you can do to help him lose weight, including increasing his exercise and choosing healthier treats. But a more in-depth understanding of your dog’s dietary needs will help keep him slim and healthy for life. Continue reading
Certain dietary considerations are key to the successful management of canine diabetes. With treatment and a careful diet routine, a diabetic dog can enjoy a life span and quality of life similar to a healthy dog. Continue reading
Everyone agrees that oral disease in dogs should be prevented, but the role diet plays in this is a hotly disputed area. Continue reading
Many dog owners report success in alleviating joint pain and slowing down joint deterioration in their dogs by switching to a diet of home-prepared raw or cooked food. This, in combination with natural supplements and NSAIDs, enable them to postpone the use of prescription drugs without compromising their dog’s well-being. Continue reading
Raw food diets come in many variations, but common to them all is a diet of mostly raw meat and/or meaty bones supplemented by organ meat, dairy, eggs, grains, vegetables, and fruits.
What is it? Dry food is kibble, i.e. coarsely ground meal or grain compressed into pellets. Benefits Convenience, long shelf life, affordability, travels well. Nutritional value As with any dog food, the nutritional value of dry food depends on the quality of the ingredients. That said, highly processed foods are less healthy than lightly processed… Continue reading
What is it?
A home-prepared diet of fresh, cooked meat and/or meaty bones, organ meat, dairy, eggs, grains, vegetables, and fruits. As with raw food diets, many variations exist. Some include raw meat but cook most other ingredients; others cook everything. Some include bones; others worry about the risks of intestinal obstruction. Continue reading
As with dry food, the nutritional value of wet food depends on the quality of the ingredients, but generally speaking, wet food is more natural and healthier for dogs than dry food. It usually contains more animal protein and its moist consistency is closer to natural dog foods like meat, eggs, fruits, and vegetables. Continue reading
The short answer is, it depends. When it comes to dog food one size fits none. Your dog’s food intake should match her weight, age, overall health, living conditions, and activity level. Recommendations on the back of food packaging are usually a poor guide, first of all because they’re general – they deal in averages.… Continue reading