Pet Nutrition Basics

Cats are not Small Dogs: Unique Nutritional Needs of Cats

Different from dogs, who are omnivores (meaning they are designed to eat a combination of animal and plant foods), cats are carnivores and have unique metabolism compared to many other domestic animals.

When Less is More: Sensible Use of Supplements

Even if the dietary supplements you are giving your pet are high quality and safe, using multiple products increases the risk to your pet

The Dangers Lurking in Your Halloween Candy

Did you know that some of your favorite Halloween treats could be dangerous or even deadly to your dog?

The A-B-C’s of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a nutrient we associate with helping the immune system and fighting off colds and keeping people healthy, but is this the same for dogs and cats? Let’s look at the A-B-C’s of vitamin C in pets.

The Skinny on Fat: Part 2 – Essential fatty acids and inflammation

In the second part of a 2-part series on fat, we discuss the different types of fat and how they affect inflammation and health

The Skinny on Fat: Part 1 – The Basics

There is a lot of confusion regarding fat in pet foods. In this two-part series, we will explain what types of fat your pet needs and what health conditions may benefit from more or less fat

Pet Food Calculator: Comparing nutrient levels between two pet foods

Frustrated by trying to compare nutrients between different foods? Try our convenient calculator so you can more accurately compare the amount of a nutrient in canned and dry pet foods and treats.

You Are What You Eat – Providing a Good Diet History

It’s important to be able to provide your veterinary care team with detailed information about what you feed your pet so that they can make the best recommendations for your pet. Here are the things that are important, and not important, to include in a thorough diet history for your pet.

How Do I Know If My Pet Is Overweight?

Check out these tips and video to find out if your pet is in ideal body condition!

What are these numbers? Nutrition Math 101

What do the numbers on the back of the pet food bag mean? If you’ve ever been confused by what to do with those numbers, we’re going to break down the basics of pet food nutrition math.

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