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Animal Nutrition

People Foods to Avoid

Part of being a loving dog or cat owner is sharing your heart, home… and sometimes food with your pet. While it may be hard to resist the big eyes and longing stare, as they beg you to share your food, before you give in, be sure to check the list of foods you should absolutely avoid giving your pet. […]


Misconceptions About Pet Diets

Corn is a filler and causes significant allergies in pets This has been shown to be untrue. In a study of 297 dogs, only 4% had a corn allergy. In fact, dogs are most commonly allergic to (in descending order): beef, dairy, wheat, egg, chicken, lamb/mutton, soy, pork, rabbit and fish. In cats, the culprits are beef, dairy, fish, lamb, […]


Obesity in Dogs and Cats

Obesity has become an extremely important health problem in the Western world, not just for humans but for dogs and cats as well. Obesity in pets is associated with joint problems, diabetes mellitus, respiratory compromise, and decreased life span. Recent studies show approximately 60% of dogs and cats in the U.S. are classified as obese or overweight, making obesity an […]


Nutritionally balanced diet

Everybody wants to feed their pet a healthy and nutritious diet. But what exactly does “nutritionally balanced” really mean? This term can be very confusing. According to AAFCO (a certifying agency that publishes guidelines to minimize the risk of malnutrition in animals), the term balanced “may be applied to a diet, ration, or feed having all known required nutrients in […]