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Safe Pet Weight Loss: Why Recommended Feeding Guidelines Matter

Safe Pet Weight Loss: Why Recommended Feeding Guidelines Matter

With a new year upon us and resolutions for health and fitness fresh in our minds, you may find yourself thinking that you want to help your cat or dog shed some of those holiday pounds or simply prevent additional winter weight gain over the next several months. While it is true that weight loss is governed by the simple formula of calories in not exceeding calories burned, when we feed our pets a complete and balanced diet that is designed to adequately meet all their nutritional needs, it may be not that simple. 

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Picky Pooches and Finicky Felines

Picky Pooches and Finicky Felines

Picky pooches and finicky felines can be very frustrating for pet owners. This is especially true when it comes to prescription diets as these diets have been recommended to treat or manage a specific underlying disease condition. While not always the case, picky eaters tend to be products of our own creation. Dogs are incredibly intelligent and quickly learn that by holding out, they will likely get an upgrade to the “good stuff”. Here are some general tips that you may find helpful in retraining your picky eater to get down to business when dinner is served.

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Diet-Associated Cardiomyopathy

Diet-Associated Cardiomyopathy

Recently veterinary cardiologists have begun to see an increase in DCM cases, both in dogs traditionally predisposed to DCM, as well as breeds not typically associated with DCM, such as small and mixed breed dogs. It soon became apparent that there was a nutritional correlation between these cases and the FDA, along with board certified veterinarians, began to study what is now being termed “Diet-Associated DCM”. ​

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The Case For Wellness: Part II – What You Can Do At Home

The Case For Wellness: Part II – What You Can Do At Home

When it comes to taking good care of you pet, there’s no way around it, the bulk of the work is done by you, the pet owner. Regular veterinary care plays an important role in recognizing and preventing various diseases, but good husbandry (the care and keeping of animals) is essential in keeping your pet in tip-top shape.

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