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Nutrition Information for animals, pet food labeling, and recipes. Learn what are good foods for your pets, why there is a lot of discussion about the "BARF" diet, and more.
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Recipe: Liver Nibbles
Lucy Postins, CEO of human-grade whole food pet food company The Honest Kitchen and author of the healthy pet food cookbook Made of Love, offers this recipe for people who would like to try home cooking for their dog or cat. This diet is not meant to be a full-time diet, rather a treat or short-term diet, used in rotation with diets that are...

Recipe: Turkey and Yams
Lucy Postins, CEO of human-grade whole food pet food company The Honest Kitchen and author of the healthy pet food cookbook Made of Love, offers this recipe for people looking to do a little home cooking for their dog. This diet is not meant to be a full-time diet, rather a treat or short-term diet, used in rotation with diets that are balanced...

Diarrhea and Gas in Dogs and Cats - Part 2
Guest Expert Shelly Rubin DVM answers viewer questions about diarrhea and gas in dogs and cats as related to diet and nutrition.

Dr. Marcie Campion, Ph.D.
Dr. Marcie Campion, Ph.D. answers questions from viewers about dog and cat nutrition.

Nutrition Information for Animals
Has your vet prescribed a special diet for your pet to lose weight, maintain kidney or urinary health, joint health or to help with allergies? Perhaps you researched a special diet for your dog on your own. Please tell us about your dog's special dietary needs and what food(s) best help keep your pet in the best of health.

Pet Food Recall Opinions
After the massive pet food recalls of 2007, people hoped never to hear about a recall again. But recalls happen. Are recalls handled differently now? How are individual pet food companies getting the information out to their distributors, retailers, and consumers? Learn what an online pet food retailer has to say about how pet food recalls are handled by manufacturers now.

Brake-Fast® Pet Food Bowl
The brake-fast bowl® was designed to slow dogs down when eating. This bowl also works for cats. This is useful for the pets who eat so fast that they gulp in air, potentially leading to conditions such as bloat or vomiting after eating. Slowing down the food intake also helps the pet feel more full - reducing overeating and preventing obesity. I...

PetDiets.com - Pet Food Recipes and Veterinary Nutritional Counseling
This is my second interview with a veterinary nutritionist to help pet owners learn about pet nutrition, homemade diets for pets, and veterinary nutritional consultation services. Board-certified veterinary nutritionists are veterinarians who have undergone additional training and clinical work to be credentialed by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN).

Balance IT - Pet Food Recipes and Home Cooking
The massive pet food recalls of 2007 and more recently the pet food recalls of October 2009 have created new interest in the subject of pet food. Is it safe? How can we be sure? Many people decided to feed raw foods. Others decided to feed their pets homecooked meals. I will be interviewing a few veterinary nutritionists to help answer this question. In this interview, veterinarian Sally Perea, D…

Tell if Your Pet is Overweight
Like their human counterparts, a large population of pets in the US are overweight. Contributing factors include increasingly sedentary lifestyles, too many snacks and calorie-rich food. Animals who are overweight are more likely to suffer from heart and joint problems, loss of energy, diabetes and some types of cancer among other things. Knowing how to assess your pet's body condition is the first step in maintaining a healthy weight.

Pet Food Recall Information & Timeline
This is the page to find information, news and a general timeline of the pet food recall events, as reported in the Veterinary Medicine blog since March 17, 2007.

Pet Food Recall -- Latest News Recap
The scope of the pet food recall continues to expand. Now consumers need to be aware of the growing number of human food recalls as well; namely pork and chicken meat known to be contaminated with melamine.

Pet Food Recall: Rethinking Pet and Human Food Choices
I have been reading as much as I can on the pet food recall, as I am sure many pet lovers have. The volume of news is at times overwhelming. With news of the possibility of tainted food extending to human food, I feel that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Pet Food Recall Extended to Human Foods
The distinction between the pet foods and human foods being recalled is starting to blur. News of contaminated pork was released late last week from a small, private hog farm in California. Now the FDA has issued warnings for pork in 6 states as well as chicken meat. This article is a collection of the leading headlines regarding the...

The Viewer Viewpoint: Pet Food Diets
In light of the March 2007 massive pet food recall, guest author Jim Willis offers an overview of pet food manufacturing in the United States, including "Frequently Asked Questions" and his recipes for homemade dog and cat diets.

Pet Food Recall - Pet Lovers Speak Up
The massive pet food recall voluntarily initiated by Menu Foods has pet owners worried, confused and angry. Learn what people are saying on the VetMed blog and elsewhere in this article.

Tips on selecting fresh pet foods for your dog or cat
Easy tips to make sure that your commercial pet food purchases are as fresh and health as possible for your pets.

Is it OK to feed my dog corn on the cob?
Most people are aware of the dangers of feeding pets a diet of table scraps that are high in fat (trimmings, gravy, etc.), especially pets who do not consume table scraps on a regular basis. This FAQ addresses feeding pets corn on the cob, which may seem like a healthy alternative, but real dangers exist and this food item is not recommended for...

My cat was playing with a string, then ate it. Is this a problem?
String, yarn and other "linear" play items are popular items for cats, and cats love to follow the movement of string. Many cats will also try to ingest string, and this can be harmful. Tips to protect your cat from intestinal blockage or tears from string or other linear foreign bodies.

Glyco-Flex® Life Stages - Veterinary Soft Chew
Glyco-Flex for dogs, cats and horses are for the support and maintenance of connective tissues including joints, tendons and ligaments. Glyco-Flex Life Stages includes natural supplements that support joint health in dogs.

Why does my dog (or cat) eat grass?
Many people ask why their dog eats grass. The reasons can vary from they like the taste to possibly an empty or upset stomach.

Pet Naturals® of Vermont Showcases its Top Six Veterinary-Quality Supplements at Global Pet Expo, March 13-15, Booth #518
Pet Naturals® of Vermont Showcases its Top Six Veterinary-Quality Supplements at Global Pet Expo, March 13-15, Booth #518. They are offering new customers a pre-packed assortment of its top selling supplements.

Vetri-Science® Laboratories of Vermont Presents: Frequently Asked Questions about Vetri-Science® Products
Learn about ingredients and nutraceutical products, such as Perna canaliculus, Glyco-Flex®, MSM, glucosamine HCl, manganese and calcium ascorbate and how they may help your arthritic pet in this informative FAQ submitted by Vetri-Science® Laboratories.

Nutrition Glossary From Vetri-Science® Laboratories
Vetri-Science® Laboratories of Vermont provides an ingredient breakdown and key terminology for pet nutitional supplements.

Vetri-Science® Laboratories of Vermont Exhibiting at Western States Veterinary Conference
Vetri-Science® Laboratories of Vermont, a division of FoodScience Corporation, is exhibiting at the 2005 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas.

Animal Enthusiasts And Supplement Industry Share Common Goal - Join NASC to Ensure Availability of Quality, Standardized Animal Supplements
The National Animal Supplement Council is an industry group dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of companion animals and horses throughout the United States. Membership in NASC is available to all who share an interest in animals and believe access to animal supplements should not be limited or removed completely.

Managing Risk Of Animal Supplements Through Custom Adverse Event Reporting
The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) has initiated its Adverse Event Reporting System (NAERS) for pet supplements. This is worthy news for pet owners who use supplements for their pets -- the Food & Drug Administration has complete access, something not even done on the human side of the supplement industry.

Viewer Viewpoint Response to The BARF Diet Article
A viewer-submitted piece in reponse to: Veterinary Q & A - Bones And Raw Food or Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods, The BARF Diet. What is it? Is it something you should consider for your pets? Find out what our readers have to say in this "interactive" article.

Veterinary Q & A - B.A.R.F. Diet
Veterinary Q & A - Bones And Raw Food or Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods: The BARF Diet. What is it? Is it something you should consider fro your pets? Find out what our readers have to say in this "interactive" article.

Canine Weight Loss Supplement Debut
Pet Naturals® of Vermont, a division of FoodScience Corporation, will debut its new canine weight loss supplement K-9 Carb Down™ at Natural Products Expo East in Washington, D.C.

Working Toward Regulation Of The Animal Supplement Industry
The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) is an industry group dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of companion animals and horses throughout the United States. NASC is actively working to establish nationally consistent, fair and responsible regulation for the animal supplement industry.

Management of CRF (Chronic Renal Failure) in Cats
Foods, tips for getting a cat to eat, drink water, and vitamin supplementation for the cat that suffers from kidney failure (Chonic Renal Failure, or CRF for short.)

Studies Prove Phase 2® Carb Blocker Effective in Canine Weight Loss
Veterinarians and experts know that obesity and puts pets at risk for certain health problems like diabetes, orthopedic problems, heart disease and stroke. Vetri-Lean for Dogs from Vetri-Science® Laboratories of Vermont, makers of Glyco-Flex®, contains the clinically proven carb blocker Phase 2 Pet®, a proprietary extract of the white bean.

Farnam Pet Extends Its Shed Solution™ Line
Farnam Pet Products has broadened its Shed Solution™ line with two new selections that help control unwanted shedding.

Pet owners are checking the labels!
Veterinary press release for Pawmax nutritional and performance supplements for dogs.

BarfDiet.com
Links and information about this nutrition "lifestyle" known as BARF.

Dog Food Recipes I
Cookies, biscuits, and a recipe for "Ellie's Dog Loaf".

"Kibble Ingredients"
In-depth comparison of several brand name dog foods. Ingredients are also explained well.

BARF Diet
Find out more about Bones And Raw Food (BARF) diet for dogs (and cats).

Dog Food Recipes II
From Westie USA. Cookies, biscuits, cakes, and stews. Something for every dog, including Snickerpoodles. Some of these recipes look like they may be high in fat and sugar. As with all recipes, check with your vet first.

Ingredients and Labeling
Find out what is really in pet food, and how to interpret the ingredients on pet food labels.

Pet Food and Treat Recipes
Links to pet food manufacturers.

BARF diet - Tips & Tricks
Find out what works for others, cost saving tips, and a place to submit your own tip.

Milk Replacer Recipe
Recipes for general homemade puppy formula and 'puppy booster' formula for weak or otherwise compromised puppies.

Pet Food Companies
Links to pet food manufacturers.

Pet-Fit™
From Hill's Science Diet - take the Pet Fit Challenge™ and get your pet in shape with this informative and interactive site.

Pet Nutrition
Diet and treat tips from North Shore Veterinary Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.

Nutrition Glossary
Geared for horses, this glossary is useful for general nutrition terms for any species, including but definitely not limited to: herbal, vitamin, and supplement terminology.

What does BARF stand for, in terms of veterinary nutrition?
The BARF diet has its share of strong supporters, detractors and people who just think that the whole thing is just too much work for today's busy lifestyles. Learn what this method of feeding is all about in this glossary entry.

Senior Dog Foods
As our dogs get older, their dietary needs change. They don't need as many calories as a younger dog, and may need some help with joint health and weight management. The definition of "senior dog" varies greatly with size and breed, but the general rule of thumb is dogs older than 7 or 8 years of age (older for small dogs, younger for large ones).

Have you switched your dog to a senior diet? How did you decide on this brand? What do you like about this food, and do you think it helps your dog?See submissions

What are your pet's favorite foods and treats?
What to feed pets, what is the "best" food, and what do pets really like to eat are common questions. I hesitate to mention a specific food or brand name, because your mileage will vary. The age, health and lifestyle of your pet and the many brands and types of food out there provide many options. Tell us what your favorite pet foods and treats...See submissions

Dog Treats and Snacks
Just like humans, dog treats and snacks are becoming healthier. Smart consumers know that calorie and sugar filed snacks contribute to obesity and a host of other problems. Thank goodness we now have many snacks and treats to choose from for our dogs. Some snacks are "just because" and some are used as training aids. What snacks does your dog...See submissions

Dog Food User Reviews

Knowing what to feed is the "best" food to feed dogs at each life stage is a very common question. Is there a best food? What if your dog has special dietary needs? We are lucky in that there is a huge variety of pet foods to select from at this time and lots of ways to make pet foods at home.

How did you select your dog's food? Are you happy with the cost and seeing health benefits for your dog? Please share your reviews of your dog's favorite (or not so favorite) foods and treats.

Daily Dog Eats
Pet food is always a hot topic. People want to know what to feed their pets (kibble, canned, raw or home cooked), learn about special diets for weight loss, seniors or prescription situations and be aware of pet food recall alerts. In this review, please share with us your favorite "regular" dog food for healthy active dogs.See submissions

Adult Cat Food
Pet food is always a hot topic. People want to know what to feed their pets (kibble, canned, raw or home cooked), learn about special diets for weight loss, seniors or prescription situations and be aware of pet food recall alerts. In this review, please share with us your favorite "regular" cat food for healthy active cats.See submissions

Puppy Foods
In this review, please share with us your favorite puppy food, commercial or home made, for growing puppies.See submissions

Kitten Foods
In this review, please share with us your favorite kitten or growth food, commercial or home made, for growing kittens.

Senior Cat Foods
As our cats get older, their dietary needs change. They don't need as many calories as a younger cat, and may need some help with joint health and weight management. The definition of "senior cat"varies some, but is usually cats older than 8 years of age. Have you switched your cat to a senior diet? How did you decide on this brand? What do you like about this food, and do you think it helps your cat?

Prescription and Special Needs Diets
Has your vet prescribed a special diet for your pet to lose weight, maintain kidney or urinary health, joint health or to help with allergies? Perhaps you researched a special diet for your cat on your own. Please tell us about your cat's special dietary needs and what food(s) best help keep your cat in the best of health.

Cat Treats and Snacks
Just like humans, cat treats and snacks are becoming healthier. Smart consumers know that calorie and sugar filed snacks contribute to obesity and a host of other problems. Thank goodness we now have many snacks and treats to choose from for our cat. Some snacks are "just because" and some are used as training aids. What snacks does your cat...See submissions

Cat Food Reviews

Knowing what to feed is the "best" food to feed cats at each life stage is a very common question. Is there a best food? What if your cat has special dietary needs? We are lucky in that there is a huge variety of pet foods to select from at this time and lots of ways to make pet foods at home.

How did you select your cat's food? Are you happy with the cost and seeing health benefits for your cat? Please share your review of your cat's favorite (or not so favorite) foods and treats.

Pet Nutrition Questions Part 1
This is the first in a continuing series of Q & A on pet nutrition. Questions were submitted by viewers. Questions about general nutrition, medical conditions and diet, and diet supplementation will be answered in this series of interviews.

Pet Nutrition Questions Part 2
This is the second of a continuing series of Q & A on pet nutrition. Questions about dog and cat foods were submitted by viewers. In this interview, Pet Nutritionist Dr. Marcie Campion, Ph.D. answers questions about diet and medical conditions in pets.

Pet Nutrition Questions Part 4
This is the fourth installment of series of Q & A on pet nutrition. Questions about dog and cat nutrition, medical diets and conditions were submitted by viewers. In this interview, Pet Nutritionist Dr. Marcie Campion, Ph.D. answers questions about pet food supplements.

Pet Nutrition Q & A
Dr. Marcie Campion, Ph.D., veterinary nutritionist and Scientific Relations Manager at P&G Pet Care answers viewer questions about dog and cat nutrition in a series of interviews. Topics include supplements, general nutrition, medical conditions and diet, and label reading tips.

Expert Q & A: Diarrhea and Gas in Dogs and Cats
Guest Contributor Sheldon (Shelly) Rubin DVM is a contributing veterinary expert on this site, answering viewer questions about pet health care and concerns. This is the first installment of viewer Q & A about the sometimes embarrassing questions about diarrhea and gas problems in dogs and cats.

Pet Nutrition Questions Part 3
This is the third of a continuing series of Q & A on pet nutrition. Questions about dog and cat foods were submitted by viewers. In this interview, Pet Nutritionist Dr. Marcie Campion, PhD answers questions about diet as it relates to kidney problems, urinary tract infections and megaesophagus.

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