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    Should dogs be allowed to graze all day or have a set feeding schedule? Find out.

  • Your Dog's Diet

    If it were up to your dog, he’d never stop eating. But how much is too much?

  Sweet potato, apples, and fish oil are just some of the many human foods dogs can eat that are included in nutritionally-balanced dog food. High-quality pet foods are the best option to feed as it contains ingredients that have a purpose to ensure a happy and healthy dog life. Which human foods for dogs are safe? There are some …

  There’s a lot to plan for a puppy’s arrival. At the top of the list is how much to feed a puppy. Your puppy’s portions depend on his breed, weight, and age. Plan ahead and create a puppy feeding schedule that is consistent, nutritionally balanced and meets his energy requirements. Why feeding puppies puppy food is important Puppies need …

  Apple cider vinegar for dogs is one of the many home remedies that pet parents consider if a dog has fleas, even though it has no medical proof of efficacy. While ingesting a small diluted amount may not be harmful, the acidity is not healthy for all dogs and can lead to gastric complications. Is apple cider vinegar good …

  Pears are a delicious low-calorie snack for pet parents but can dogs eat pears? The truth is pears are a healthy treat for a dog when prepared properly, and packed with vitamin A, C and soluble fiber. You can safely feed your dog a slice or two, occasionally. How to serve seedless pears for dogs Dogs eat pears and …

  If you’re thinking about sharing fruit with your dog this summer and wondering can dogs eat peaches, the answer is yes. The one exception of peaches for dogs is that the stone, or pit in the center, must be removed before serving. The stone in fruit is not only toxic but also a choking hazard. When can dogs have …

  Dog food allergies are an immune system reaction caused by specific proteins in dog diets. Food allergies are difficult to diagnose but often begin with common dog food allergy symptoms like a gastrointestinal or dermatological disorder such as diarrhea or itching. 10 Ingredients that cause allergies in dogs Dog food allergies develop at any time during a dog’s life. …

  Chelsea McGivney, DVM, Nestle Purina Pet Care Feeding a raw food diet to your dog is often branded healthy, wholesome and even natural, but studies show that up to 50% of the commercial and homemade raw protein diets that were tested are contaminated. Harmful bacteria like salmonella, listeria and E. coli can be transferred from infected food to pets and …

Shelly Adrian, DVM, Veterinary Communications Manager, Nestle Purina Pet Care Glucosamine for dogs is a supplement that supports cartilage, which is the tissue that provides smooth movement of the joints. Glucosamine nutraceuticals can help maintain joint mobility, may reduce inflammation, may have some antioxidant activity, and are often used as part of a multi-modal treatment of osteoarthritis. Dogs and glucosamine: …

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