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ALL ABOUT PET FOOD

Learn about pet food, how to read labels, about supplements, treats and much more.

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PET NUTRITION BASICS

All animals have basic nutritional needs that must be met for them to live long, healthy lives.

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BEST FOOD FOR YOUR PET

Determine the quality of pet foods by learning how to read and understand labels and nutritional information.

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PETS WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS

If your pet has heart or kidney disease, is overweight or has other conditions, learn how the right pet food can help.

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TOOLS & RESOURCES

We take the guesswork out of identifying evidence-based websites and tools that you can feel confident using.

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TRENDING TOPICS

Hear what we have to say about the latest trending topics in pet nutrition.

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Recent Posts from the Petfoodology Blog

Dramatic changes to pet food labels proposed by AAFCO

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) recently released the latest version of some dramatic proposed changes to pet food labels and held a short period of public comment. We review some of the biggest proposed changes and provide our commentary.

What Treats Can I Give my Dog with Calcium Oxalate Stones?

It’s best to give no treats, but if treats are important or necessary, we have provided some options and strategies for dogs with a history of calcium oxalate stones.

“Preservative-Free” Pet Food?

Preservatives are essential ingredients in some forms of pet foods but they are surrounded by a great deal of misinformation.

All About Ash

Many pet owners can become concerned when they see “ash” listed as a percentage on the label of their pet’s food. We explain what is meant by ash and why it is not very useful, but also nothing to fear.

Why Trust Us?

board-certified veterinary nutritionists

After finishing veterinary school, we all opted to spend another two years in residency training so that we could gain more training in pet nutrition. Read more.

advanced degrees

All 3 of us then went on to devote more years to earn Master’s or PhD degrees in nutrition and related fields from very well-regarded schools. Read more.

frequent interaction with pet owners

In our roles as faculty members at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, we spend our days interacting with veterinary students, veterinarians, and pet owners, so we know the questions that pet lovers have about feeding their pets. Read more.

Ongoing scientific research

Never satisfied with the current state of knowledge, all three of us have active research careers – investigating how we can use nutrition to enhance wellness, as well as prevent and cure disease. Read more.