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.
Category: Disease Management
The Best Dog Food for Dogs with Diabetes Mellitus
Research shows us that the best dog food for dogs with diabetes varies in protein, fat, carbohydrates and fiber based on a dog's needs.
Supplements for Canine Arthritis – that actually WORK
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!).
Nutritional Management of Joint Disease in Dogs
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.
Excessive Gas in Dogs
Flatulence, Passing Wind, Excessive Gas, Stinky farts - call them what you will but when your dog is able to clear a room with a small “toot” - its not exactly anyone’s favorite situation. So what causes extreme flatulence in dogs? It’s actually pretty hard to point to one cause of our dog’s passing gas [...]
Home Cooked Dog Food For Weight Loss
When creating a diet for a dog for weight loss additional considerations need to be made BECAUSE the diet will be intended to be given at a reduced amount of calories. What this means is that the diet must be nutrient-dense - providing the dog with all the essential protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals that [...]
Weight Loss Diets for Dogs
One of the parts of setting your dog up with a successful weight loss plan is by choosing an appropriate food or foods for your dog! But like most things - the fact that there is a lot of demand for products to help with weight loss, we see a lot of marketing that is [...]
Is my dog fat?
If you are asking this question about your own dog, know that you are not alone. The most recent data shows that a staggering 54% or about 36 million dogs are struggling with being either overweight or obese. Of that 36 million dogs, 33% of them are obese (body condition scores 8 or above on [...]
Environmental Allergies in Dogs – Canine Atopic Dermatitis
Canine Atopic Dermatitis is one of the most common causes of itchy dogs, however it can be difficult to diagnose and complicated to manage. There are three pillars to the management of environmental allergies in dogs - reduce allergen presence, diet/supplements, and medications.