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Pet Nutrition

Grain-Free Pet Food Trend a Hoax?

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 08.02.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Should the average, healthy pet be on a grain-free diet? Most dogs do great on dry pet foods that contain grains. In fact, some pets do better on diets with grains because of their high fiber content.

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.

Trick or Treat for Animals

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 12.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

We are the only species of animal that has developed a diet that is essentially toxic for us. We are now giving this "nutrition" to our pets, livestock, and zoo animals, not realizing that we are dooming them to follow us on our path to poor health.

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.

Maximizing Your Pet's Genetic Health Through Nutrition

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 10.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

Diet seems to be one of the most important factors after genetic inheritance in determining our health and well-being -- and the same is true for our animal friends.

7 Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

Seeing how important the connective tissue and matrix are to our body's health makes us more aware and more able to act effectively. Here are some ways to protect and assist your pet's matrix.