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PET CARE: DOGS: NUTRITION

This section contains information on some of the most common medical problems and issues of dogs and cats. It is designed to assist pet owners in better understanding their pets’ health problems and issues.

  • Ash and Your Pet's Health
    Ash is not an individual ingredient that pet food manufacturers add to your pet’s diet, however, it is present in all pet foods at varying levels. Dry meat protein sources, such as chicken by-product meal, chicken meal, lamb meal, or meat meal, all contain ash, or bone. Chicken by-product meal [...]   Read More »

  • Feeding Your Pregnant Dog
    Feeding for a successful pregnancy starts long before conception. Ideal body condition is critical for normal litter size and normal delivery of the pups. Less than ideal body condition can lead to failure of conception, small litters, or even loss of the pregnancy. Too much condition (fat) can lead to [...]   Read More »

  • Nutrition and Care for Your Senior Dog
    Older dogs have special nutritional needs. Feeding mature dogs a diet that is specifically designed to meet these needs will help them live longer and healthier. Changing Energy Requirements During the adult years, your dog’s required calorie intake will very likely decline. Feeding a diet that has less fat and [...]   Read More »

  • Nutrition for the Cancer Patient
    Cancer is a disease that most of us are familiar with. We are either survivors or know someone who is a survivor or someone who lost the battle with this dreadful disease. Most of the cancers that affect people can also affect our beloved furry companions. As dogs and cats [...]   Read More »

  • Obesity in Pets - What Can You Do?
    Is your pet overweight or even obese? Obesity in pets is an epidemic that mirrors the problem in the human population. Data gathered in 2002 by the American Veterinary Medical Association showed that 40% of pet dogs in the United States were either overweight or obese. More recent data gathered [...]   Read More »

  • Pet Nutrition 101
    Have you ever wondered what the best food to feed your pet is? Or even how to choose from the many options available today? Well, this article is designed to help explain the important nutritional features of a good quality diet. Feeding a good quality food will have a positive [...]   Read More »

  • Pet Nutrition 102
    A follow-up to Pet Food Nutrition 101, this article discusses specific dietary features for specific groups and even for individual breeds of dogs and cats. DOGS Large and giant breed dogs, such as Mastiffs, Great Danes, and German Shepherds (to name a few) should be fed with several factors in [...]   Read More »

Please note that this information does not replace professional veterinary care. It is solely for educational purposes. Your pet’s medical condition should be evaluated by a veterinarian before any medical decisions are implemented. If there is a potentially life-threatening emergency involving your pet, take your pet to a veterinarian or veterinary facility immediately.



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