Protein is essential in the diets of dogs and cats, but more protein is not necessarily better.
When it comes to eating high protein foods, some animals benefit, some animals do not benefit, and some animals are actually harmed by being fed higher protein diets. Each individual’s age, activity level, general health, and breed are . . . → Read More: The Protein Choice Awards (Protein Basics + High Protein Diets)
A few years ago, when my veterinarian recommended that I switch one of my cat’s foods to one that had a certain level of protein levels. That’s when I learned that comparing the Guaranteed Analysis numbers on nutrient panels was not enough for me to properly compare multiple foods.
Comparing a package of dry food . . . → Read More: Value Judgment (Dry Matter Values)
There are many different causes and treatments for each heart condition that affects dogs and cats.
In dogs, the most often seen forms of heart disease are valve malformations (dysplasias), valve narrowing (stenosis), abnormal openings between the heart chambers (septal defects), a blood vessel not fully forming during development (patent ductus arteriosus), . . . → Read More: The Broken Hearts Club (Heart Disease In Dogs & Cats)
I bet you know at least one dog or cat who’s picky about their food. It’s pretty common for these guys to turn up their nose at some – or many – of the foods that we offer them. Often this situation is due to how and what they were fed early in their lives. . . . → Read More: Pooches & Pussycats With Picky Palates (Feeding Finicky Cats & Dogs)
Obesity is the most common nutritional problem in dogs and cats in industrial nations, with experts estimating that 20-50% of cats and 25-30% of dogs are overweight.
When I first started researching weight loss diets for dogs and cats, I was surprised to learn that there is no such thing as one perfect weight-management food . . . → Read More: The Weight Escape (Importance Of Maintaining Ideal Weight For Dogs & Cats)