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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

Research Review: Comparing “senior” and “adult” cat diets

A recent study compared nutrient levels in cat foods marketed for senior cats versus those marketed for adult cats – we discuss their findings and the implications for feeding older cats.

What Is Guaranteed about the Guaranteed Analysis?

I often hear from pet owners, breeders, and even veterinarians about how they’ve selected a particular pet food based on the food’s guaranteed analysis.  The “guaranteed analysis” is required information on all dog and cat food labels and sounds very official and scientific.  While the guaranteed analysis does provide a tiny bit of information, in reality, it’s not very useful.

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water

Getting cats to drink more water can seem like an impossible task, but this article includes some of the tips and tricks we have used to increase water intake in cats who need it.

Pancreatitis: A Real Pain in the Abdomen

Pancreatitis is a common condition in both dogs and cats. Diet can be associated with the development of pancreatitis in dogs and an important part of treatment. Cats with pancreatitis are less responsive to diet, but tend to have additional health issues that may respond to dietary adjustments.

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.