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Raw cat food associated with outbreak of tuberculosis in cats

Over one hundred cats in the UK became infected with a bacteria that causes tuberculosis from eating a raw cat food

Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM): Update, July 2019

On June 27, 2019, the FDA posted an update on their investigation into diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Since then, there have been many news reports, company responses, and internet/social media interpretations of the update.

Dr. Heinze talks vegetarian pets with The Washington Post

Dr. Heinze recently was interviewed by The Washington Post for an article about feeding pets vegetarian diets

Make “Cents” of Your Pet Food Budget by Calculating Pet Food Costs

Price per can or pound of dry food is not the most accurate way to compare pet food prices. We help you figure out how much your pet food is really costing

Asking the Right Questions to Make Informed Decisions about Pet Foods

We’re big fans of the WSAVA guidelines for selecting pet foods and there is a new online tool from the Pet Nutrition Alliance that allows you to see answers from pet food manufacturers to some of the questions WSAVA recommends asking about your pet’s food

‘As Long as He’s Eating, He’s Happy’: Is Appetite the Best Way to Measure Quality of Life?

Using appetite as the only test for whether your cat is happy or dealing with medical conditions means you might miss some subtle behaviors.

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Clinical Nutrition Team, Heinze, Freeman and LinderAs you’re on this website right now, we can assume that you love pets and likely have a special dog or cat (or many) in your life. We love them, too! And not only do we love the pets, we also love their people, and you are our reason for making this site.

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