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Features September 2019 Issue

Food Targeted Specifically For Your Dog’s Breed

Feed by breed? The marketing is out in front of the evidence.

Food Targeted Specifically For Your Dog’s Breed

Marketing ploy, true nutritional advantage, or somewhere in between?

Youíve seen the ads on TV ó dog foods meant specifically for your dogís breed to provide the best nutritional advantage. But are these benefits for real? Can you really improve your dogís health by feeding her kibble marketed just for, say, poodles or Labrador retrievers, or German shepherds? Itís a question worth answering, since breed-specific foods donít come cheap. A 17-pound bag of dry food for Labs that we found online costs $45.00.

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