The most important nutritional considerations for dog food for dogs with kidney disease to extend and improve quality of life are protein content, moisture content, phosphorus, sodium, and omega 3 fatty acids. The goal of choosing the best diet for dogs with kidney disease is alleviate symptoms, and help our dogs live comfortably with this chronic disease.
An overview of the most popular joint supplements for dogs with arthritis to see which ones have research supporting their use, which ones don't (along with common issues or concerns associated with their use!).
There are many different factors that go into choosing a diet for a dog with arthritis or joint disease - from the right types of fats to fight inflammation, to the amount of protein to support lean muscle mass. Learn about the key nutritional factors that go into making the best dog foods for joint disease.
A 2021 overview of the current research regarding a new form of DCM in Dogs (a heart condition) that is highly correlated with grain-free diets.
As a registered veterinary technician or veterinary nurse who has worked in the field for over a decade I cannot stress the importance of not just having a first aid kit but also knowing how to use the first aid kit items.
Have you ever tried food after food after food for your dog, to find that they just seem to be allergic to every protein source on the market? Well, there are a couple of reasons for that… One is that your dog actually doesn’t have a food allergy - it has an intolerance. Two is [...]
Inflammatory Bowel Disease - also called IBD- is a disease that targets the gastrointestinal tract of dogs. When a dog has IBD the gastrointestinal tract will become so inflamed that it is unable to function properly to digest and absorb nutrients. IBD is the most common gastrointestinal disease seen in dogs and makes up nearly [...]
Leptospirosis in dogs can be a potentially life-threatening disease spread in the urine of infected animals. Recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Canine Leptospirosis can vary on a case-by-case basis based on several different factors.
So you want a puppy or a new dog? You’ve researched all the different local shelters, adoption agencies, and rescues in your area, you’ve probably also considered getting a pup from a breeder. You’re ready to take the big step of bringing home your new family member! It’s such an exciting time - but let’s [...]
If you go into any pet food store you will see claims of "Grain Free" plastered all over pet foods. The question becomes - should I feed my dog a grain-free diet?