Is canned food good for my dog?


Trying to determine the best food for your dog can be stressful for doggie parents. Canned food (also known as wet food), kibble, gently air dried, raw, dehydrated, semi moist — so many choices. Each comes with its own benefits and drawbacks. Any type of dog food can be good for a dog as long as it

Is canned food good for my dog?2021-01-10T12:26:26-08:00

How do I get my puppy to put on weight?


Puppies, even puppies from the same litter, grow at different rates. This is particularly true when you start looking at different breeds. Small breed puppies reach their full size long before large breed puppies do. New puppy owners have a lot to think about: is my puppy eating the right food? Is my puppy growing at

How do I get my puppy to put on weight?2020-09-24T13:31:16-07:00

Does my dog need to eat carbohydrates?


It’s widely acknowledged that dogs are meat-eaters, but unlike cats, they can and do eat plants. “Dogs are scavenging, or facultative carnivores, which in general terms means they are preliminary meat-eaters but can survive on plant material alone if necessary,” writes vet Karen Becker on Healthy Pets. “The key word here is ‘survive.’ To survive is

Does my dog need to eat carbohydrates?2020-09-23T14:42:04-07:00

How much wet food should my dog eat?


Figuring out how much of any type of food to feed your dog is always a puzzle. Wet food is no different. If you’re trying canned food for the first time, it will take some experimenting to figure out the perfect amount for your dog. That’s also true if you’re switching food brands, because each food

How much wet food should my dog eat?2020-09-23T14:42:26-07:00

How much should I feed my puppy?


Dog owners typically get their new puppy when it’s about eight to 12 weeks old and already weaned. One of the most pressing and immediate concerns with this new family member is how much to feed it. This can be especially stressful for first-time dog owners. The first trip to the dog food aisle or your

How much should I feed my puppy?2020-09-24T13:31:16-07:00

How often does my puppy need to eat?


Puppies love to eat! Every household takes a different approach to dinner time. And breakfast. Lunch. Brunch. Puppies need to eat more frequently than adult dogs because they’re busy growing. Growing requires energy from calories. Puppies also have small stomachs, so they can’t eat enough calories in one or two meals to get them through the

How often does my puppy need to eat?2020-09-24T13:31:16-07:00

Is wet, canned food or dry kibble better for my puppy?


There’s no one perfect dog food. Each dog, at every stage of life, has unique needs that make a type of food – or a protein, or formulation — better for them at that moment. Puppies are no different. The most critical decision to make when deciding on a puppy food is about the formulation, not

Is wet, canned food or dry kibble better for my puppy?2021-01-10T12:29:26-08:00

My dog is getting up there — should I be giving it more calcium?


Those ‘80s commercials about how “milk does a body good” really stick with a person.  Humans have been encouraged to drink their milk, and get their calcium, for decades. Calcium helps teeth and bones stay healthy. “Calcium is needed for our heart, muscles, and nerves to function properly and for blood to clot,” according to the

My dog is getting up there — should I be giving it more calcium?2020-09-23T14:43:20-07:00

Why do dogs get upset stomachs?


Everybody pukes. Even dogs. Most dog owners have been woken up to the sound of their dog throwing up and have had to clean up a pile of vomit while half asleep. It’s worse — so much worse — than when a dog throws up in the middle of the day. “Occasionally, healthy dogs will

Why do dogs get upset stomachs?2020-09-23T14:44:02-07:00
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