Trending Topics in Pet Nutrition

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.

Supermarket Surprises: Great Pet Food Options You Can Find at the Grocery Store

Good quality pet foods can be found at many retailers, including grocery and mass market stores. Here are some tips for selecting a good food no matter what your price range or favorite store.

Your Kitten’s Diet is Linked to her Health as an Adult

What our pets eat has an important impact on their overall health, but it’s not just what they’re eating now.  What our pets ate as puppies and kittens – and even what their mother ate – may increase or decrease their risk of diseases later in life.

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.

Pondering Pet Protein: How much protein should my pet get?

The type and amount of protein are common marketing strategies for commercial pet foods. How do you know if your pet is getting enough?

Think Twice: Reasons to Avoid a Home-cooked Diet

Considering a home-cooked diet or already feeding one? They may not always be in your pet’s best interest. Make sure you are avoiding common pitfalls and are feeding the best diet for your pet’s situation

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

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

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

Research Review: A Simple Step for Extending Your Dog’s Life

A new study confirms results from a previous study that keeping dogs lean for life increases lifespan

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