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  • Dog Nutrition Basics

    Your pet’s nutritional health depends on receiving the correct amounts and proportions of nutrients from the six required groups: water, protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins. With the exception of water, commercial dog and cat foods identified as 100% complete and balanced contain all of these required nutrients. Water Water is essential in helping regulate [...]

  • Facts about Feeding Dogs

    Some dog owners forget that humans require a variety of foods to ensure the consumption of nutritionally balanced meals. A quality dog food has a proper balance of all the nutrients a dog requires together with a high level of palatability. Adding human food to a nutritionally balanced commercial dog food may upset the nutrient [...]

  • Comparing Dog Foods

    Types of Dog Foods The three main types of dog foods are dry, soft-moist and canned products. These vary in a number of characteristics including moisture, cost, palatability and amount of nutrition delivered per pound or ounce of food. Evaluating a dog food should include consideration of all these factors. In spite of these variations, [...]

  • How Do I know if My Dog is Overweight?

    Excess weight is a heavy burden for a pet to bear. When a dog becomes obese, additional stress is placed on the animal’s heart, lungs, and joints. So monitor your dog’s weight. You probably won’t convince him to step on the scale each morning, but you can periodically give him a quick examination. Here’s how. [...]

  • Why is Obesity so Dangerous for Pets?

    Obesity is just as dangerous for pets as it is for humans. The extra pounds weigh on an animal’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems, exacerbating existing problems and causing new ones. Fat cats and dogs are also prone to injury, more at risk in surgery, and predisposed to conditions such as diabetes. And the laundry list [...]

  • Why is Obesity so Dangerous for Pets?

    Obesity is just as dangerous for pets as it is for humans. The extra pounds weigh on an animal’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems, exacerbating existing problems and causing new ones. Fat cats and dogs are also prone to injury, more at risk in surgery, and predisposed to conditions such as diabetes. And the laundry list [...]

 
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