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Feeding Your Senior Dog

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Older dogs tend to put on weight as their metabolism slows and creakiness sets in. But excess weight puts added pressure on sore joints and backs, says Dr. Wynn. Forgo weight-reducing or senior diets, which may not have enough high-quality meat ingredients. Instead, give your dog slightly smaller servings of a high-quality food. Supplement & Read more �

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Nutrition for Small-sized Dogs

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Despite their smaller stature, small-sized dogs are often the first to speak and the last to back down. They tend to rely on their wit and clever nature to make up for their small physical state.

Small Dogs Aren't Just "Smaller"

As you might expect, small dogs differ from larger dog breeds in more ways than reduced size.

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Senior Foods for Dogs

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As your dog ages he may benefit from a senior diet. While not much is known about the nutrition of older dogs, we know:

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Supplements for Cats and Their Benefits

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There are times when your cat's diet may need an extra boost from vitamins and supplements.

Supplements are available to address a number of health needs including:

Skin & Coat -- if you've ruled out fleas as a cause of your cat's excessive itching, the most likely culprit is dry skin. A supplement rich in essential fatty acids will help & Read more �

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Basic nutrients every pet needs

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Along with regular exercise and veterinary care, careful feeding is perhaps the best way you can contribute to your pet's prolonged good health.

These are the basic nutrients every pet needs

Along with regular exercise and veterinary care, careful feeding is perhaps the best way you can contribute to your pet's prolonged good health.

These are the basic nutrients every pet & Read more �

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How Life Stage Dog Foods Differ

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When shopping for dog food, it is common to buy by the brand. Beyond the brand of the food, you should take into consideration the life stage of your dog. Life stages refer to the various developmental stages of a pet's life. For dogs it means puppy, adult, senior and for some dogs, a lower calorie diet for inactive & Read more �

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Pet Food Ingredient Definitions

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Animal Digest/Digest
The material that results from the chemical and/or enzymatic breakdown of clean animal tissue. If from a particular source may be labeled as such (i.e., chicken digest). Used to enhance the palatability of pet food products.

Animal Fat
See "Fat/Animal Fat"

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Choosing the right food for your dog

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Most foods are available in specific formulations tailored to match your dog's age, breed, weight and activity level, called life-stage formulas. Most brands are divided by life stage into the following categories.

Most foods are available in specific formulations tailored to match your dog's age, breed, weight and activity level, called life-stage formulas. Most brands are divided by life stage into & Read more �

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Preventing Cat-astrophic Weight Gain

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Obesity in cats is becoming an ever-increasing problem as cats become more popular pets. Better quality diets such as premium advanced nutrition foods, while good for the overall health of your cat, can lead to obesity if the cat is an overeater. And while living indoors keeps your cat safe from loss, injury and disease, they may not be getting & Read more �

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Toxic Plants to Cats

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Holiday and Seasonal Decorative Plants
 

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