Fats, proteins, calories, electrolytes, H20. What ingredients should you look for when choosing the perfect snack for your four-legged trail buddy? Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Deming weighs in.
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You eat healthy — most of the time, anyway. But, what about your dog? Wouldn’t you like to make sure your pet is eating as healthy as you? For some great tips on how to improve your dog’s diet, check out Dr. Jennifer Deming’s veterinary version of Eat This, Not That!
So you’ve decided to change foods for your dog. Maybe it’s a new brand you’d like to try, or maybe your veterinarian recommended it for health reasons. Great, go for it! You are then told that you need to transition from one food to the next slowly. You may think, “Dog food is dog food, right? Except for a few ingredients, how different can it be? Why on Earth do you need to be so cautious when changing your dog’s food?”
Is your dog looking “fluffier” than normal? If so, it may be time for a doggy diet, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the treats. Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Deming explains how to keep your pup happy while helping him shed some weight.
Clients frequently ask me what I recommend they feed their dog, but if you are hoping to find here a blanket recommendation of my particularly favorite type of food, you will likely be disappointed. My recommendations involve a combination of several factors. There is, however, one thing I do tell every single client when asked about what they should feed their dog.
Salt is often used as a flavoring and preservative in food, and has been since before recorded history. We take salt for granted now, but it was once so esteemed it was used as currency and was equivalent to gold in value.
Puppies are an enormous, life-changing responsibility, but they bring great joy to our lives. It’s our job to be prepared, emotionally and logistically, in order to give them the best start that we can.
Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Deming explains how antioxidants, which are found in “superfood” fruits and veggies, can benefit your dog’s health.