Diet and Nutrition
Feed them too much, and they get fat and develop serious health problems; feed them too little and they become scavengers and eat anything that looks like it might have a taste.
Home-made treats are a healthy and delicious option to processed products. Nutritious treats and snacks can easily be made at home and you'll have the satisfaction of knowing exactly what you're giving all of the members of your family.
Making the dog food decision. Use these pages to have a look at what ingredients dog food is made with to help you decide what to feed your dog.
What causes gas in dogs? Unfortunately, there is not one simple answer as the reason can range from bad food to parasites to illness. To get to the, uh, bottom, of what's causing gas in your particular furry friend, you first need to look at the whole animal.
You don't have to become a canine gourmet overnight though. If you aren't the type to sink your fingers into raw meat, you can buy freeze-dried and frozen entrees for your dogs.
Thanks to AAFCO, we consumers have some protection against misleading dog food labels. It doesn't do us any good though, unless we take the time to learn the rules and how they apply to the wording on labels. Subtle differences in the title arrangement, and word order can make a big diference in what the dog food actually contains.
Dog foods, like dogs, come in a vast range of variety. Your dog's overall health depends on being fed a good quality diet.
What is in these dog foods? Ingredients and Analysis - Foods are added as I find themand if you find I've missed an important brand, please let me know.
Does this collar make me look fat? Can you feel my ribs? It might be time for a diet.
Corn, soy, and wheat are three of the biggest culprits as far as food allergies in dogs go, and finding a brand of dry dog food that is free of these ingredients can be tricky. Here are the majour brands and flavours that are free of these allergens.
Where do you store your vast (or small) amounts of dog food? I'm looking at good-looking, practical, and space-saving solutions to storing over 100 pounds of dog food, even over long-term.
A nutrition resource. What to feed your dog, the different diets and dry dog food comparisons. Information on supplements and special diets for the allergic pet.
Looking at both sides of the great debate, and why some veterinarians think commercially prepared dog food is better.
Also known as Biologically Appropriate Raw Food, the BARF diet is taking the pet community by storm. A user-friendly BARF guide. Offensive name, ideal dog food.
Unbelievably long list of frequently asked questions. Everything from how often you feed to the "eating raw meat will give your dog a lust for blood" myth.
Dr. Ian Billinghurst, veterinary surgeon and author of the popular book "Give Your Dog a Bone" shares his insight and knowledge on the internet.
Hill's Pet Fit Challenge will help you and pet stay in shape.
One in-depth investigation about what manufacturers are putting into your dog's food.
A good article on when not to supplement your dog, and what an overdose of vitamins can do.
Frequently asked questions on feeding your dog, how much, what kind, and others.
The question and answer session, brought to you by About's own Dr. Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM, Guide to Veterinary Medicine.
A change in diet done gradually makes for a more comfortable dog.
Veterinary Medicine guide Janet Crosby tells of how oesity is a major problem for dogs.
Janet Crosby, our Vet Medicine guide explains how to tell if your pet is tipping the scales.
Is it good for your new puppy to feed him an age-specific puppy food as opposed to adult dog food? This page takes at a look the dog foods in question.