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

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...

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...

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 only through veterinarians,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Diabetes in Dogs – Lack of Insulin Production in the Body

Diabetes in dogs is an increasingly recognized and diagnosed health problem. Typically occurring in the later years of life, previously healthy dogs begin to show an array of symptoms that can suggest diabetes.  As in human medicine, diabetes in dogs can be completely treatable, and with good management it...

Kennel Cough

Kennel cough in dogs is a common and annoying condition that can affect any dog. Fortunately, despite the severe-sounding cough the condition produces, in most cases it is a self-limiting disease, and can frequently run its course without medical intervention. Known also as bordetella or canine infectious tracheobronchitis, kennel cough...

What are Round Worms – Toxocara Canis and Toxascaris Leonina

Your new addition to the family, little Fluffy or Fido, is absolutely perfect! He fits in with the kids, the adult cat that owns the house, he sleeps through the night and is learning his house manners. He is affectionate, happy and content – perfect in every way! Until one...