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  • Since we want the best for our pets, we should include them in the go green movement. Here are a few ways you can create a cleaner, greener home for you and your pet.

  • Traditionally, the terms “food allergy” and “food intolerance” have been used to describe any and all adverse food reactions in dogs. A far more accurate term to describe adverse food reactions in dogs is “food intolerance.”

  • Approximately 20% of dogs across all ages suffer from painful osteoarthritis in one or more joints. The incidence of osteoarthritis increases with age. Nutritional science reveals that pet owners can make a huge impact on the quality of life and activities of daily living of dogs with osteoarthritis

  • Pet owners may not realize that caffeine can be harmful to their pets. They also may not know that many foods and drinks in their cupboards contain caffeine. This particular chemical boost can be toxic for them.

  • Evaluating dog food labels is a challenging task for pet owners. Read about the rules governing dog food labeling in order to better interpret the information they contain.

  • Dog owners in the United States spend nearly $2 billion per year on treats for their dogs! No wonder making choices among treats can seem so overwhelming. There are some simple guidelines that can help you to make reasonable choices about treats – both quality and quantity – supporting good health and still allowing for some fun.

  • My dog produces so much gas! It is really a problem when we have guests over. Why does she pass so much gas?

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stand united in their position (based on very robust data) that feeding raw food to dogs is potentially dangerous to both the dog and to you.

  • Periodontal disease is the most common problem affecting dogs in all age groups. The very best way to prevent periodontal disease is daily dental home care, but it is useful to add in effective, evidence-based dental food to provide daily plaque control.

  • While feeding dogs does not need to be a mysterious process, it is easy to be overwhelmed with choices. While your veterinarian is the best source for a specific recommendation for a nutrient profile that best fits your dog’s needs, there are advantages and disadvantages of the various formulations that are available.

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