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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

Are you sodium savvy?

A low sodium diet can be an important modification for a pet with heart disease. However, many pet owners do not realize how much sodium is in commercial pet foods and common human foods fed to pets. Test your sodium savvy with our quiz!

Behavior & Protein: Does Protein in Dog Food Play a Role in Your Dog’s Behavior?

We’ve previously talked about protein in commercial pet foods and home-cooked diets. Typically, our focus is meeting your pet’s biological needs. However, you may have heard friends, dog trainers, or even veterinarians talking about feeding a low protein diet to treat behavior issues. But what does a low-protein diet really mean, and how do these testimonials compare to the science?

Assisted Feeding: When to Consider a Feeding Tube

Many health conditions can result in pets who cannot or will not eat enough calories to maintain weight or will not eat foods that are best for their health conditions. Placement of a feeding tube can help the pet recover faster from short-term illness or injury as well as helping to preserve quality of life and often increasing length of life for pets with chronic health conditions.

Supermarket Surprises: Great Pet Food Options You Can Find at the Grocery Store

Good quality pet foods can be found at many retailers, including grocery and mass market stores. Here are some tips for selecting a good food no matter what your price range or favorite store.

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.