Yes, dogs can eat apples. To avoid any intestinal problems, check out our tips on how to safely feed your dog apples.
The Association of American Feed Control Officials recommends that dry dog foods contain at least 0.3% (and dry cat foods contain at least 0.2% sodium) for both maintenance and to support average growth and development. These are the minimum recommended levels. While high sodium intake may cause increased thirst and water consumption, the extra sodium is excreted […]
It is caused when caloric intake exceeds caloric expenditure; in other words, your dog eats more energy (calories) than it uses and stores the excess energy, most likely as fat. There are a few common factors that contribute to obesity in dogs. Among them are: Overfeeding Inactivity Breed Age and gender Spay/neuter status Diabetes mellitus […]
Slowly change the proportions over three days or so by gradually increasing the amount of new food and decreasing the original food. At the end of this weaning process, you should be feeding 100% of the new food. You may encounter some difficulties, such as your dog choosing to eat only the old food, or […]
According to a recent study published in the journal Agriculture and Human Values, consumers are becoming more aware of what they eat, with health consciousness linked to less illness, greater physical activity and even higher income levels. This awareness extends to what’s served on the dinner table and what’s poured into dog bowls. Some pet […]
When Jerome Kogan’s eight-year-old pug, Grady, begs for her dinner, it’s probably not because she’s concerned about her health. “Grady starts asking for dinner about 3 o’clock every afternoon,” says the 39-year-old resident of New York City. “I try to hold off until 4, though sometimes her incessant whining gets to me, and I feed […]
If your dog has a dull, dry, and brittle coat with flaking skin, diet could be to blame, says Dr. Bart Iaia, DVM, who practices in Renton, Wash. Look for omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in dog food, says Dr. Iaia. Your pet needs these essential fats. Flaky skin could be a sign of a […]
Prebiotics, New Ingredients, and Recipes This year, expect to see flavor combinations and ingredients usually associated with your foods — such as simmered beef, marinated chicken, garden vegetables, and juicy turkey. Just remember that these foods are specially formulated to meet your dog’s nutritional needs, which are different from human requirements. Look for prebiotics, a […]