“Learn what you need to know about feeding puppies and adult dogs. From selecting dog food to how and when to feed a dog.

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Feeding a Dog Bones - Weigh the Risks Against the Benefits

A dog and a bone seems as natural a combination as peanut butter and jelly. If you don’t believe it, you can show a bone to just about any dog and the longing in his eyes will display exactly how much he wants to spend a little one on one…
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What Human Foods Can Dogs Have?

Most people are aware that they shouldn't feed their dogs certain foods such as onions, chocolate, raisins, and grapes. But people are often curious about what it's safe to feed their dogs. What human foods can dogs have? You'd probably be surprised!…
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What are the Ingredients in Dog Food?

Whether you feed a homemade diet or a commercial product, the nutritional needs of your dog remain the same – healthy, balanced and nutritionally complete food in a palatable form. The argument that feeding kibble or manufactured food is a…
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The Downside of Feeding a Raw Food Diet

“Nurse to reception - stat - with a gurney!” booms over the PA system. Immediately the vet hospital mobilizes and an already busy Saturday night begins to take on the controlled but manic pace that comes from thousands of hours of unfortunate…
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Switching Dog Food Brands - How to do so Safely

There are many reasons why you may need to switch dog food brands from time to time throughout your dog’s life. Food allergies are developing into a real problem in the canine world and there are always dogs with sensitive stomachs that need…
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Prescription Dog Foods - Feeding your Dog

Heart disease, diabetes, renal disease, obesity, osteoarthritis, cancer, allergies, colitis – just a few of the diseases or conditions that dog food is now specially formulated to combat. Called prescription or therapeutic dog foods and available…
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Ordering Dog Food Online - Pros and Cons

Lots of people today have begun ordering dog food online. There are some good reasons why a dog owner might prefer this method of purchasing dog food, but it may not suit every owner, or every situation. Why Order Dog Food Online? If you live…
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High Protein Dog Food - A Sign of High Quality Ingredients

We all know that, by nature, dogs are primarily carnivores, but this does not mean that they necessarily benefit from a high protein diet. However there are some circumstances where high protein dog food, especially that made with high quality…
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Giving a Dog Treats - Some are Better than Others

There are so many fun things about being a pet owner. Having someone to walk or run with, having a couch buddy and even spoiling your pet are all part of the charm of owning a dog. Giving a dog treats is a way to help in training as well as…
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Feeding Puppies - Not all Puppy Food is Created Equal

Consider the growth and development of a puppy: Gestation is between 60 and 66 days meaning from egg to birth in two months. When puppies are born, they are blind, deaf, and cannot walk, urinate, defecate or maintain their own body temperature…
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Feeding Dogs Bones - Is it Safe?

Dogs and bones seem like a natural combination. A dog will spends hours upon hours chewing on a bone, relishing each moment as if gnawing a bone is his ultimate purpose in life. Any dog owner who has witnessed a dog choking on a bone, or who…
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Feeding a Puppy - Kibble, Canned or Raw

Bringing a new puppy into the family is a wonderful and chaotic time - nothing brings as many laughs or as much frustration to a home then a puppy. Even though at times you may wish the little bundle of fur would hurry up and mature, puppyhood…
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Feeding Adult Dogs - Providing Proper Nutrition for Your Dog

Although from a nutritional point of view canine adulthood is a life stage less critical than puppyhood and old age, feeding adult dogs a proper, well balanced diet is still of paramount importance. And this should not be surprising, since a…
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Facts about Feeding Dogs

Few people today remember feeding their pets anything but a commercial diet but at one time, all dogs were fed table scraps and whole foods. In the mid 1800’s, James Spratt produced a dry biscuit made from grains, vegetables and meat. His…
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Dog Treats - Rewarding your Dog With Tasty Snacks

Dog treats come in all shapes and sizes with just about every ingredient a canine can crave but which do you give to your dog? Pet stores carry so many and picking the right one (or two or three!) can be overwhelming for a first-time owner or…