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Can Dog Food Protect Your 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 […]

Veterinarians Inspire New Dog Foods

At least 7.3 million dogs in the United States are 11 years of age or older, according to researchers at University of California, Davis. Since North American and European dogs have an average life span of 12.8 years, the numbers suggest that more canines than ever are reaching their senior years, likely pushing the life […]

Pop Quiz: Is Your Dog Eating Properly?

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Given these fluctuating requirements, how can you best meet your best canine friend’s breed- and stage-specific nutritional needs? Here, The Dog Daily asks veterinarian Trisha Joyce, DVM, of New York City Veterinary Specialists to answer the most crucial food-related doggie dilemmas. Puppies need more calories than adult dogs TRUE Puppies grow rapidly, especially in the […]

Signs Your Dog Is Thriving On Well-Balanced, Nutritious Dog Food

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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 […]

A Dog-centric Look Back at 2008

When the weather turned frosty this November, Jeanette Bond of New York City went straight to the Web to find a camouflage puffer jacket with a fake fur-trimmed hood for her King Charles spaniel. “It’s really cute and totally stylish,” said the 31-year-old Bond. “If it fit me, I’d borrow it.” Patterned puffer jackets were […]

Least-Cost Versus Fixed-Cost Dog Food Formulas

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“The least-cost formulation could certainly explain the finickiness of many animals,” says Katy Nelson, DVM, a Virginia-based emergency veterinarian. Least-Cost Formula Dog Food Nelson likens the practice to human food preparations. “Usually, the things that cost the most are the most desirable, like filet mignon. So if a company is scrimping on the cost of the […]

“Natural” Dog Food Explained

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“I feel like if she eats healthy now, she’ll stay healthier, and we’ll have fewer vet bills later.” Like Davis, you are probably more concerned about putting “natural,” or minimally processed, foods on your dinner table, and that standard now extends to what’s in Fido’s bowl. Davis says she looks for recognizable ingredients, such as […]

Selecting the Best Kibble for Your Dog

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However, Only 11 percent of U.S. pet owners consider their pet’s age when determining which formula to feed their pet. “I always tell my patients that healthy checkups start on the inside,” says Dr. Katy Nelson. Dr. Nelson is an emergency veterinarian in Alexandria, Va., who is also a member of the Iams Pet Wellness Council, who […]

Small, Adult, and Large Dog Food Formulas

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“She seemed to be having a hard time with the bigger pieces,” he explains. Unfortunately, the kibble didn’t stay down, leaving Kantor with a most unwanted “gift” to clean up. He surmises, “I guess she wasn’t able to chew the large chunks quickly enough.”  Kibble size isn’t the only reason to feed your best friend […]

Is Wet Dog Food Right For Your Dog?

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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 […]