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Dog Nutrition.

Puppies of any size or shape are just about guaranteed to be adorable. Even though they seem similar, puppies grow at different rates depending on their breed. Large breed puppies like Labrador Retrievers and Great Danes, for example, need a much different diet for optimal growth than a tiny Yorkie or Chihuahua. For this reason it is extremely important to feed your large or giant breed puppy a food specifically formulated for his nutritional requirements. Credit: Getty Creative Proteins are the building blocks of the body and an absolute necessity for daily function and growth. Puppies require more protein than adult dogs because their bodies are busy growing. Puppy food should be higher...

What does your dog eat? Such is the million dollar question piquing the interest of dog (and cat) owners worldwide. Credit: Getty Creative There are so many different ways to feed our companion canines, but my primary recommendation is to feed a whole-food diet having meat that's been cooked or somehow safely treated (steam treatment, hydrostatic high pressure [HPP], etc.) to kill pathogenic bacteria. My perspective falls within the guidelines set out by the AVMA (see Raw Pet Foods and the AVMA's Policy: FAQ). I take this stance in part because of the potential for transmission of pathogenic bacteria to pets or people if the container, can, or bag of food just happens to harbor an...

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The night before my dog Cardiff was slated to start his first chemotherapy treatment was a rather sleepless one for me. My mind was racing about what his overall response would be. Would Cardiff suffer side-effects? Would I repeatedly wake up each night to find him needing to go out to have diarrhea or heaving to produce vomit? Credit: Getty Editorial I ultimately had to medicate myself to get to sleep at a reasonable hour, as I had to be semi-fresh and functional to effectively oversee Cardiff's chemotherapy administration process. Fortunately, I work on a weekly basis at the largest cancer treatment facility in the country (between multiple facilities), the Veterinary Cancer Group, so I...