Nutritional Supplements for Dogs

Supplements for healthy dog?

Question:My dog is young and healthy. Would vitamin supplements be beneficial?Answer:Most puppies reach maturity between the ages of one and two. Age seven marks the onset of the “senior” or “golden” years for most canines, although large and giant breeds mature more quickly, and are considered seniors at age five. Not only do dogs age […]

by Carol Osborne
July 28th, 2009

Will natural remedies help my dog?

In recent years, the use of nutraceuticals and herbal supplements have made it into the mainstream. Advertisements claim that these natural and alternative remedies may boost immune system function, improve memory and mood, help you lose weight, and support many other benefits. Veterinary medicine has begun to include some of these supplements for pets as […]

by dogtime
May 31st, 2009

Arthritis and the aging dog

The signs of arthritis may be hard to spot. You might notice it takes Fido a little longer to get up in the morning and she seems to have a harder time moving around. Soon you realize that she’s in pain whenever she walks, jumps, or even sits up. It’s difficult enough to accept that […]

by dogtime
May 30th, 2009

Food for older dogs?

What am I buying when I pick up dog food labeled “for seniors”?

by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim
May 25th, 2009

Vegetarian dog food?

Question:I know that dogs like meat, but I’d like to feed mine a vegetarian diet. Is that safe?Answer:Your dog can live a long and healthy life on a strictly vegetarian diet, but just as you would for yourself, make sure that she’s receiving plenty of protein and all the essential vitamins and nutrients.If you’re introducing […]

by dogtime
May 25th, 2009
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