Dramatic changes to pet food labels proposed by AAFCO
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by Cailin R. Heinze, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition)
2M ago
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) recently released the latest version of some dramatic proposed changes to pet food labels and held a short period of public comment. We review some of the biggest proposed changes and provide our commentary ..read more
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What Treats Can I Give my Dog with Calcium Oxalate Stones?
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by Deborah E. Linder, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition)
3M ago
It’s best to give no treats, but if treats are important or necessary, we have provided some options and strategies for dogs with a history of calcium oxalate stones ..read more
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“Preservative-Free” Pet Food?
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by Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Nutrition)
4M ago
Preservatives are essential ingredients in some forms of pet foods but they are surrounded by a great deal of misinformation ..read more
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All About Ash
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by Cailin R. Heinze, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition)
6M ago
Many pet owners can become concerned when they see "ash" listed as a percentage on the label of their pet's food. We explain what is meant by ash and why it is not very useful, but also nothing to fear ..read more
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Three Creative (and Healthy!) Summer Treat Ideas for Your Dog
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by Deborah E. Linder, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition)
6M ago
With the warmer summer months, here are a few of my favorite tips to provide refreshing treats to keep your pup cool and not unbalance their diet ..read more
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Test your Nutrition Know-How for Cats with Kidney Disease
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by Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Nutrition)
7M ago
How confident are you in your knowledge of how to best feed cats with chronic kidney disease? Take our quiz to find out whether your confidence is well-placed ..read more
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Comparing kitty’s calorie costs
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by Cailin R. Heinze, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition)
9M ago
The type of your cat food - wet, dry, fresh, or raw - not to mention the brand, can make a dramatic differences in what you will pay to feed your cat. We compare daily and yearly costs for different food types for a theor ..read more
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Can My Pet Have Sweets?
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by Deborah E. Linder, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition)
10M ago
Because many people can have a ‘sweet tooth,’ I often get asked by pet owners if dogs or cats can also have similar cravings for sugary foods – and most importantly, are sweets (like honey or maple syrup) safe to add to food ..read more
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Think Your Pet has a Food Allergy? Eliminating Mistakes in Elimination Diet Trials
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by Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Nutrition)
10M ago
Although food allergies are uncommon in dogs and cats, the only way to diagnose them is with an elimination diet trial. Learn tips to avoid common mistakes and to plan a successful elimination diet trial ..read more
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Expensive eats? Comparing the costs of different types of pet food
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by Cailin R. Heinze, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition)
11M ago
I was recently teaching a group of veterinary students and we got into a discussion about the costs of various types of pet foods. Pet food costs are particularly relevant right now, when the costs of many consumer goods have increased rapidly in the last year, leaving many of us paying more for our food as well as that for our pets. US pet food and treat sales were around $42B in 2020 and estimated to top $44B when all the 2021 data is finalized. We previously posted on estimating costs of pet foods and it seems like a great time to revisit the topic, this time focusing on the typical costs o ..read more
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