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How do you know what to feed your dog?

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Your dog lives for their food, so it’s only fair that their food should help them to live a healthier and longer life. Throughout their adult years, it’s helpful to review their diet and consider:

  • Is your dog getting the right balance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals?
  • Could your dog’s itchy-scratchy have anything to do with a food allergy?
  • Does your dog have any health conditions that could be managed better with diet?
  • Could they benefit from a designer diet? From homemade food?
  • And is your dog getting all they need from commercial dog food?

Let’s take an in-depth look into your dog’s diet and ask: could it be improved?

How do you know what to feed your dog?

Nutritional requirements for dogs

All dogs need the same basic nutrients to keep them fed and healthy, but not all dogs thrive on the same dog food. Read our comprehensive guide to canine nutritional requirements.

How do you know what to feed your dog?

Hungry? Scratch that!

If you think your dog is allergic to their food, then this article is for you. Explore the symptoms, diagnosis and management of food allergies.

How do you know what to feed your dog?

The foodie no-nos for ill dogs

Dogs with epilepsy should avoid certain foods that may trigger their seizures; while dogs with diabetes should avoid foods that spike their blood sugar. Learn what the foods are that these dogs should not eat.

How do you know what to feed your dog?

Can dogs be vegan? And other questions…

Dogs with health issues like arthritis, obesity, ulcers, kidney and liver issues, heart problems, dental disease and even cancer need a diet designed to support their condition. It begs other questions like: can dogs be vegan? Should they eat raw? Read more here.

How do you know what to feed your dog?

Does your dog need homemade food?

With homemade dog food gaining prevalence in online searches, is there any merit to cooking gourmet meals for your furry friend? Read what veterinarians say about this controversial topic.

How do you know what to feed your dog?

What’s in your dog’s barkfast?

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into your dog’s kibble, then this article explains everything! Read more about what should (and shouldn’t) be in dog food, and how to find the best food for your pup.  

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