Category Archives: Food Guidelines

VIDEO: Frustrated with Big Brand Dog Food? SNL Nailed It!

Have you ever been frustrated with the “Big Brand” dog food companies? You know, the ones that put photos of big, juicy cuts of meat and fresh veggies on the bag, but list things like “ground yellow corn” and “chicken by-product meal” as the ingredients? You’re not alone! And now, Saturday Night Live has taken…

Rawhide: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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There are countless types of dog chews, bones, and toys in the market today, and rawhide is one of the most popular. Because there have been lots of concerns regarding the safety of rawhide dog chews, it is a good idea to be familiar with the various kinds of rawhide available as well as the…

The Definitive 2014 Kosher For Passover Dog Food List

The Definitive Kosher For Passover Dog Food List Next Monday begins the observation of Passover, an 8-day Spring  celebration of the freedom of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Through certain rituals, modern day Jews have the ability to relive and experience the true freedom their ancestors gained. From the evening of April 14…

Dogs GO WILD for Alaska Salmon

Dogs all over the country are going wild because of one man’s passion for dogs coupled with his personal motivation to stop practicing law. 14 years ago, Brett Gibson was in his kitchen in Anchorage, Alaska, cleaning three Sockeye salmon he had just caught in the Russian River and feeding the scraps to his boxer,…

7 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

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Like small children that will often pick up random objects and try to eat them, many dogs will eat whatever you put in front of their noses, whether it’s good for them or not. That’s why knowing which foods you should never feed your dog is so important to their health and vitality. As a…

Should I Be Giving My Dog Glucosamine Supplements?

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Many people, especially those suffering from arthritis, have been taking glucosamine these days to help soothe their aching joints or prevent the disease. Because glucosamine works well with humans, a lot of dog owners have been wondering if administering the same compound can help their arthritic dogs as well. Effects of Glucosamine in Dogs Glucosamine…

Is My Dog Overweight? How to Tell if Fido is Fat

An increasingly common but quite serious health problem in dogs nowadays is being overweight. In fact, according to a study conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, about 54% of dogs are either obese or overweight (though we’d venture to guess that this figure is much higher!). Dogs that have excess fat in their…

Should I Feed My Dog Canned or Dry Food?

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One of the many first decisions you have to make as a dog parent is to determine the right dog food to provide for your new furry family, how much food to give your new pet, as well as how often to feed him. With so many varieties, brands, and flavors to choose from, many…

Finding the Right Dog Food: What to Avoid

Choosing the right food for your dog can be a daunting task. Many of us have found ourselves overwhelmed standing in the pet food aisle, staring down a long line of bags, boxes, and cans, all promising to provide the very best and complete nutrition for our pets. In an industry that is highly under-regulated,…

My Dog Ate a Chocolate Bar – Should I Be Worried?

Most dog owners are pretty aware of the fact that pooches and chocolates don’t go together very well. However, it’s actually the amount and the type of chocolate that makes it toxic. While the random chocolate chip in a cookie is hardly ever an issue, certain kinds of chocolate are highly toxic to pooches. In…

Can Your Dog Benefit From Fish Oil?

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You’ve probably heard of the benefits of supplementing your own diet with the omega-3′s found in fish oil. These fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation, ease allergies, and improve the symptoms of arthritis. But, can your dog benefit from fish oil, too? In this article by Diane Watkins of Dog Health Guide, we…

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