Pets With Health Problems

Research Update: Testing for Food Allergies

Two recently published studies suggest that blood and saliva testing should not be used for the diagnosis of food allergies in dogs.

Double Trouble: What’s The Best Diet When Your Pet Has More Than One Disease?

What’s the best diet to feed when your pet has more than one disease? Many dogs or cats have more than one health condition that may benefit from nutritional changes, and this makes selection of an optimal diet even more complicated.

What’s the Best Diet for My Dog with Diabetes?

There is no ‘one-diet-fits-all’ approach to diabetes: body condition, pet preferences, and other diseases or medical conditions will guide the best diet for a dog with diabetes. Though there are some differing approaches for optimal nutrition in dogs with diabetes, the one strategy that is most agreed upon is to keep the diet consistent – use the same food, same treats and feed and give insulin at the same times every day!

Figuring Out Food Sensitivities

Many pets may have mild gastrointestinal signs with diet changes or related to being fed certain diets, supplements, or treats. Once major medical issues are ruled out, here’s a step-by-step plan to get to the bottom of things.

Can I change my pet’s diet to improve skin and coat health?

While we want pets to have a nice, shiny coat, having a shiny coat does not always mean the diet is best for your pet, since high fat diets, even if they are not good quality ones, will typically give pets a shiny coat. However, in addition to the absolute fat content, here are some other components of a pet’s diet that can help in skin and coat conditions.

When a Big Loss is a Huge Gain: The Role of Diet in Managing Orthopedic Conditions

Most of us know how important a balanced diet is for our own optimal health. The same holds true for our pets. For Max, a Samoyed suffering from painful hip dysplasia, conservatively managing his orthopedic condition with weight loss avoided the need for surgery.

Picky pet prescription: What to do when your pet won’t eat her prescribed therapeutic diet

Dr. Freeman provides tips for getting your pet to eat their therapeutic diet

It’s Not Just Grain-Free: An Update on Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Freeman provides an update on diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs

How Fast Is Too Fast For My Pet To Lose Weight?

You’ve already conquered the first steps of determining that your pet is overweight and you’ve worked with your veterinarian to create a weight loss plan. But now what? How fast can pets safely lose weight and how vigilant do you need to be?

Pill-popping pets: Are the foods you use to give pills safe?

Is your pet on medication? How you give it, especially when you use food, does matter. We provide some tips on getting pills into pets.

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