6 Dangerous (and Surprising) Items That Contain Xylitol

by John Gilpatrick | Article & Images Featured on PetMD

Dog owners know the dangers that foods like chocolate, garlic, onions, and grapes pose to their canine companions’ health; foods that are harmless to most people.

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Food Measuring Math: Learn How Much to Feed a Dog

By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Featured on PetMD

Feeding dogs seems so simple. You just offer an appropriate dry dog food or wet dog food and never anticipate a problem.

Except, it’s really not that simple.

As pet parents, we care about our dogs’ well-being and health. We monitor how they’re feeling; we take . . . → Read More: Food Measuring Math: Learn How Much to Feed a Dog

How to Make Sure Your Homemade Dog Food Delivers the Right Nutrients

By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

Homemade dog food is an increasingly popular option for dedicated pet parents. However, you need to supply many different nutrients in just the right amounts if your dog’s homemade food is to meet all of his dietary needs. Read on to learn the benefits of . . . → Read More: How to Make Sure Your Homemade Dog Food Delivers the Right Nutrients

Reasons Cats Get Sick After a Meal

Reasons Cats Get Sick After a Meal

By MADELEINE BURRY Original Article

Hearing your cat throw up is nothing out of the ordinary for most cat owners. We usually just think that they ate a little too much or too quickly. Although this is often the case, sometimes there can be a more serious . . . → Read More: Reasons Cats Get Sick After a Meal

Hazards to Avoid While Baking Homemade Dog Treats

Article By Paula Fitzsimmons | Featured on PetMD

Buying manufactured dog treats is a hit-or-miss proposition. “Most of them are loaded with salt, sugar, preservatives, flavorings and colors. Dog treats are made with a wide variation in quality and nutrient content regardless of labeling,” says Dr. Donna Raditic, a board-certified veterinary nutritionist with Nutrition . . . → Read More: Hazards to Avoid While Baking Homemade Dog Treats

How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

By Paula Fitzsimmons | Article Featured on PetMD

You’re feeding your puppy a nutritionally-balanced diet and following the directions on the label with precision. You watch as your new best friend voraciously eats his dog food, and surmise his appetite isn’t the problem. Despite your . . . → Read More: How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

Skin Disease Due to Food Allergies in Dogs

Skin Disease Due to Food Allergies in Dogs

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Dermatologic Food Reactions in Dogs

Dermatologic food reactions are non-seasonal reactions which occur following ingestion of one or more allergy causing substances in an animal’s food. The physical reaction is frequently excessive itchiness, with resultant excessive scratching at the skin.

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The Benefits of Proper Nutrition

The Benefits of Proper Nutrition

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WHAT DOES GOOD NUTRITION DO FOR YOUR DOG?

The proper balance of nutrients is essential when feeding your dog. Animals (and humans) need a certain combination of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water every day in order to function normally. Balanced nutrition is no . . . → Read More: The Benefits of Proper Nutrition

What Foods Are Toxic for Dogs

What Foods Are Toxic for Dogs

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There are certain foods that you should not feed your dog under any occasion. While individual cases will vary based on breed, weight, and other factors — in general this list of foods dogs can’t eat applies to all dogs and should be carefully . . . → Read More: What Foods Are Toxic for Dogs

Best Senior Dog Food: Key Ingredients to Look For

Best Senior Dog Food: Key Ingredients to Look For

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As your dog gets older, you want to make sure that you are making choices that will make their life as enjoyable as possible, including choosing the right food. There are more dog food options available than ever before, including many . . . → Read More: Best Senior Dog Food: Key Ingredients to Look For