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Features November 2016 Issue

Where the Science Rubber Meets the Marketing Road: The Kibble’s Shape

For the most part, there’s no scientific proof that breed-specific diets are better for the health of a particular breed of dog than a food marketed for dogs in general. Granted, “not all of these diets are just marketing,” says Tufts veterinary nutritionist Cailin Heinze, VMD. “There is some science behind some of the formulations.” The companies just don’t have the proof that those formulations actually translate to a dog’s better health.

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