Pets With Health Problems
August 14, 2023
Can Diet Prevent or Treat Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs?
Dealing with urinary tract infections (UTIs) in our dogs can be a real headache. But fear not, we’re here to shed some light on this issue and discuss whether diet plays a role in preventing or treating UTIs.
June 21, 2023
What’s in a name? What is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist and why does it matter?
We know that many pet owners are desperate for accurate, trustworthy information about how to feed their pets, whether they’re healthy or if they have a medical condition. However, even knowing who to talk to about your pet’s nutrition can be confusing! Learn more about Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionists and an easier way to find one.
March 6, 2023
What’s the Best Diet for Dogs with Chronic Diarrhea?
Chronic diarrhea is one of the most frustrating medical conditions for both dog owners and veterinarians (and especially for us veterinary nutritionists!) However, while it can be challenging to find the optimal diet for a dog with chronic diarrhea, it’s worth the extra effort!
February 7, 2023
Diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy: The cause is not yet known but it hasn’t gone away
A new FDA update provides more information on diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). While the specific cause is not yet known, the problem hasn’t gone away
October 27, 2022
What Treats Can I Give my Dog with Calcium Oxalate Stones?
It’s best to give no treats, but if treats are important or necessary, we have provided some options and strategies for dogs with a history of calcium oxalate stones.
June 27, 2022
Test your Nutrition Know-How for Cats with Kidney Disease
How confident are you in your knowledge of how to best feed cats with chronic kidney disease? Take our quiz to find out whether your confidence is well-placed!
April 4, 2022
Think Your Pet has a Food Allergy? Eliminating Mistakes in Elimination Diet Trials
Although food allergies are uncommon in dogs and cats, the only way to diagnose them is with an elimination diet trial. Learn tips to avoid common mistakes and to plan a successful elimination diet trial.
February 22, 2022
Does My Pet Need a ‘Bland Diet’?
Often when pets, especially dogs, have an episode of vomiting or diarrhea, families ask me about feeding their pets some form of “bland” diet until they’re feeling better. However, the nutritional needs of pets with an upset stomach can get complicated and the word “bland” can mean many things.