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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

Treatment of Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats

Cats, especially overweight ones, can develop a severe liver disease called hepatic lipidosis if they don’t eat enough calories for days to weeks. As a lack of nutrients is the cause of this condition, aggressive nutritional support is required to treat it. Hepatic lipidosis can be prevented by monitoring cat’s intake and seeking medical attention promptly if appetite decreases.

The Scoop on Storing Pet Food

If you’re like most pet owners, you buy a bag of pet food, open it, and pour it into a container for storage.  But it turns out that this common practice may make your pet’s food less nutritious and potentially expose your pet to health risks.

Boiling it Down: Adding Broth to Your Pet’s Meals

Though not necessary for most pets, incorporating a broth into the diet can be a way to provide added moisture to pets that need it or as a low calorie treat.

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!

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.