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Why Meat is the Best Protein Source for Dogs

Proteins are complex molecules made up of amino acids, the building blocks of cell growth, maintenance and repair. Proteins are made up of 20 amino acids. While dogs produce about half of these amino acids internally, the other half, termed “essential amino acids,” need to be provided by the diet. We often tend to treat…

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The Common Reasons Why Your Dog Isn’t Eating

If you have a dog, you know how much man’s best friend enjoys eating. They will practically whine, beg, and stalk you while you’re eating something they want a taste of. A dog’s love for food is so obvious that it’s worrisome to see your dog without a healthy appetite. There are some common reasons…

Guaranteed Analysis: What Does It All Mean?

The guaranteed analysis is the pet industry’s equivalent of the nutrition panel listed on human foods. However, the guaranteed analysis is one of the trickier things to understand. Here is a rundown on how to make sense of it. What is the Guaranteed Analysis? The guaranteed analysis is mandated by federal and state regulations. All…

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A Quick Guide to Collagen for Dogs

Collagen is an important ingredient in your pup’s dish, read on to find out why dogs need collagen too. Collagen is your body's glue! No, we don't mean the kind of glue your elementary school teachers told you not to eat, but the name does come from the Greek word for glue, “kólla” (1). Collagen comes…

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Is Grain-Free Dog Food Really Healthier?

Grain-free dog food has become increasing popular over the years. More and more dog owners are reaching for these diets because they are billed as more natural for dogs and less likely to cause health problems and allergies. It all sounds lovely to a dog parent… except that it’s not true. Just because a food is…