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  • My dog produces so much gas! It is really a problem when we have guests over. Why does she pass so much gas?

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stand united in their position (based on very robust data) that feeding raw food to dogs is potentially dangerous to both the dog and to you.

  • Periodontal disease is the most common problem affecting dogs in all age groups. The very best way to prevent periodontal disease is daily dental home care, but it is useful to add in effective, evidence-based dental food to provide daily plaque control.

  • While feeding cats does not need to be a mysterious process, it is easy to be overwhelmed with choices. While your veterinarian is the best source for a specific recommendation for a nutrient profile that best fits your cat’s needs, there are advantages and disadvantages of the various formulations that are available.

  • While feeding dogs does not need to be a mysterious process, it is easy to be overwhelmed with choices. While your veterinarian is the best source for a specific recommendation for a nutrient profile that best fits your dog’s needs, there are advantages and disadvantages of the various formulations that are available.

  • The good news about highly palatable dog food is that we can choose almost any formulation and our dogs will eat it. The downside of high palatability is the fact that many dogs will then eat more food than they need if offered all that they want.

  • Because dog foods are so palatable now, it is not as common to find a canine picky eater, but it can happen. We, as pet owners, can help to create a fussy eater by taking advantage of the huge variety among dog foods.

  • Kittens are typically weaned off of their mother’s milk at about 8 weeks of age and become reliant on pet owners for their nutrition. The goal of feeding growing kittens is to lay the foundation for a healthy adulthood.

  • Puppies are typically weaned off of their mother’s milk at about 8 weeks of age. The goal of feeding growing puppies is to lay the foundation for a healthy adulthood.

  • Over 50% of cats in North America are either overweight or obese, so paying attention to the balance between activity and calorie intake is important