How to Treat Treats for dogs

Its really important not to defeat the purpose of a therapeutic diet prescribed for a dog with kidney disease by feeding inappropriate treats, says Tufts veterinary nutritionist Cailin Heinze, VMD. For instance, she points out, bully sticks, pigs ears, rawhides - all of those are really high in protein, which is bad for a dog whose kidneys are failing. And the quality of the protein is poor, so its a double whammy. The poor-quality protein…

Ways to Make Sure Your Dog Drinks Enough Water

Last month we pointed out that as kidney disease progresses, a dog may no longer be able to drink enough water to compensate for the water she loses in her urine and may need to get injections of fluid at home. But to reach that point later rather than sooner, there are a number of steps you can take to make water enticing enough to your dog so that she drinks the appropriate amount. Its…

The Best in Pet Nutrition Websites

To help you in your Internet searches for reliable nutrition information for your dog, we have complied a list of the best websites out there, divided into categories. Nutrition Guidelines World Small Animal Veterinary Association Nutritional Assessment Guidelines American Animal Hospital Association Nutritional Assessment Guidelines Asmt.aspx Pet Nutrition - General Information for Pet Owners …

Dog Food And The Internet

For dog owners, the Internet provides vast amounts of material on everything from lists of hotels across the country that accept canine guests to listings of veterinarians by county. One topic related to pets for which there are literally thousands of websites is nutrition.

Does Your Dog Eat Too Fast?

When they did find something edible, they had to gulp it down fast before other dogs got more of it. How it tasted wasnt the point, which is why the evolution of dogs over millennia didnt select for a huge arsenal of taste buds but did select for fast chomping.