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Copper Levels in Dog Food: How Much is Too Much?

As responsible pet owners, we strive to provide our fur babies with the best nutrition possible. However, recent concerns have surfaced regarding the levels of copper in commercial dog food. Copper is an essential mineral for canine health, but like many good things, too much of it can lead to problems. In this blog post, […]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Diet

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (aka IBD) in dogs is a chronic condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract, leading to inflammation and discomfort. While medical intervention is crucial, dietary management plays a pivotal role in alleviating symptoms and supporting overall canine health. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the complexities of IBD in dogs and explore […]

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5 Surprising Dog Facts That You Wish You Knew Sooner

Dogs have been considered our best friends for thousands of years, offering unconditional love, loyalty, and even protection. While many of us consider ourselves well-versed in the ways of dogs, there’s always more to learn about these amazing creatures. In this article, we’ll uncover 5 fun and lesser-known facts about dogs that are bound to […]

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Can Dogs Digest Carbohydrates?

In the world of nutrition, carbohydrates play a crucial role as one of the three main macronutrients alongside proteins and fats. But with the rise of grain-free and raw diets, there has been much controversy as to whether dogs should be eating carbs. In this article I will dive into the realm of carbohydrates, exploring […]

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Kidney Disease and Diet in Dogs

Kidney disease is a common health condition affecting dogs, particularly as they age. Managing the nutritional needs of dogs with kidney disease is crucial for their overall well-being and quality of life. Proper nutrition can help slow the progression of the disease, alleviate symptoms, and support kidney function. In this blog, I will explore what […]

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Are Dogs Carnivores? An In-Depth Look at the Science

Are Dogs Carnivores?  No – Dogs are classified as omnivores, like you and me.  Those claiming that dogs are carnivores usually begin with the argument that dogs descended from wolves and therefore must be carnivores or at least have a “carnivorous bias.” In this article I will not only address this common misconception, but I […]

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Understanding Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart muscle, which results in dilation of the heart chambers. This, in turn, decreases the ability of the heart to pump efficiently, leading to buildup of fluid in the chest and abdomen, known as congestive heart failure.  What Causes DCM? The exact cause of DCM in dogs […]

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Holiday Safety for Your Dog

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, and for many of us, that includes our fur babies. While it’s wonderful to include your dog in the festivities, it’s essential to prioritize their safety and well-being. In this blog, we will discuss some essential tips for holiday safety for your dog, so you […]

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Heart Disease & Diet in Dogs

Our best friends bring joy and warmth to our lives, and as responsible pet owners, it’s our duty to ensure they lead healthy, happy lives. One crucial aspect of their well-being is their heart health. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from heart disease, and diet plays a significant role in prevention and management. In […]

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10 Thanksgiving Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Dog and 10 Safe Alternatives

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and delicious food. It’s only natural that you’d want to share this special occasion with your fur baby. While it’s tempting to treat your dog to some of the delicious Thanksgiving dishes, it’s crucial to be aware of the foods that can be harmful to them. In this […]

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Pancreatitis: What Foods Should my Dog Eat

The pancreas is a vital organ that sits to the right of the stomach and plays a crucial role in digestion and the regulation of blood sugar levels. When it becomes inflamed, the result is pancreatitis. This condition can be debilitating and even life-threatening for dogs, making it essential for pet owners to understand the […]

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New Research: Vegan Dog Food is Better For The Planet

Did you know that your dog can help you lower your environmental impact? We have known for a long time that the livestock sector has substantial adverse impacts on our environment (not to mention the cruelty associated with it). Given the current and projected future livestock consumption levels and our current planetary constraints, it is […]

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