FEEDING THE GESTATING AND LACTATING DOG by Gail Kuhlman, Ph.D., P.A.S. There are many factors which need to be considered when achieving optimal breeding performance. These factors include: genetics, health, environment, management and the feeding of a proper diet. Breeders can screen animals for genetic faults and abnormalities. Prior to breeding, a physical examination should […]
A puppy’s meal schedule must include three measured meals a day, preferably at the same time every day.
Switching Dog Food Brands – How? and How Important? Once you have selected a good quality dog food, that’s all you need to feed, right? Not really. “There is no one “perfect” food or perfect food combination that provides everything a human or animal needs to create optimum health over long periods. Rotating protein sources […]
There are possible stresses involved for all puppies and dogs when they’re going to a new home. To be prepared is key. This is a very important time in your new puppy’s life and it is important to know how you can help make the transition as smooth as possible. The following information should help […]
Pet insurance is a must have for any new pet owner because it can save you from massive veterinarian bills. You only need to pay a small premium every month to give you peace of mind and to keep away from those scary vet bills that come very quickly if your pet runs into any […]
Avoid generic or store brands. These may be repackaged rejects from the big manufacturers, and generally contain cheaper — and consequently poorer quality– ingredients. Commercial pet foods and some pet food ingredients have been implicated in a number of diseases in companion animals including… Allergic skin disease, obesity, food intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic ear […]
For those of you who love to baby your BIG baby dogs, you will be happy to know that some large breeds are considered puppies for up to 24 months. This means they need a healthy food that tastes great day after day. Large breed puppies have a genetic tendency to grow rapidly. Controlling growth […]