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Pet Diet

Cats Fed a Variety of Foods Are Less Finicky

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

One very important reason for offering your pet nutritional variety is to help prevent food allergies. When the same food containing the same protein is fed day in and day out for months or years, intolerances often develop.

If Your Pet Is Stressed Out, This Could Be the Reason

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

It may be hard to swallow the fact that the fuzzy creature in your lap or at your feet has similar wiring to his wild cousins, but it's a fact I wish more pet owners would embrace.

Raw Confusion in the Pet Food Industry

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Once again I'm frustrated by the confusing terminology found on pet food labels. I frequently find pet food labels covered with meaningless words written by advertisers trying to entice you to buy their product without sharing with you their true merit.

Pet Obesity Is OUR Decision

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 09.22.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Obesity in our pets is a disease, but it is our decision. We choose when to feed our pets and, for the most part, when to exercise our pets.

Stress Busters for Kitties

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Cats living in stressful situations develop chronic illnesses and behavior problems that can make living with them a challenge. That's why, for the love of your favorite feline, it's important to set her up for success in an environment that is enriched and as stress-free as possible.

Nestle Debuts New Pet-And-Owner Weight Loss Program

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2012 | Health News

ZURICH (Reuters) - The world's biggest food group Nestle has launched an online program inviting pet owners to team up with their furry friends to los...

What You Need to Know About Feeding Your Aging Pet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Your dog's diet should meet his individual nutritional requirements, which may or may not be similar to other dogs his age.