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Mon, Apr 12 | By Robin Wallace | 22

Do you wonder if your dog is getting all the nutrition he needs? Or if you are feeding your pet in the right way to give him a long, healthy life? Thanks to a 14-year study published in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Associat… more ›

Canine Nutrition: Separating Fact From Fiction
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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

There are so many choices today when it comes to feeding our pets. Sometimes I feel like I need a degree in nutrition to know what is the best food.

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Jeanindenver
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Jeanindenver
4 years ago

Gee, I guess the writer of this article didn't notice that this study was published in *2002*--or "forgot" to mention it. BTW, that study did not even mention dairy, cheese, eggs, grains, supplements, raw diets, or commercial diet quality. Well maybe it doesn't matter, since other than the second paragraph, this article does not refer to that study at all. Though it implies that it's based on scientific fact, it isn't. Mike Grant is quoted, but he has no qualifications as a nutritionist; according to seniorpetproducts.com, he was a physician's assistant in the Navy, and that's the extent of his medical education. In other words, this article relies on info from a guy who sells pet products, and appears to have used the writer to promote them. I thought ZooToo was a reputable website; evidently, not so much.

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Lilyrose
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Lilyrose
4 years ago

Wow. Good article! This one gives us all some 'food for thought'...

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

lol - it sure does!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

why would anyone think it is different from humans needing the right things

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

Good point, Daryl!

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

the vet i just took my dog to {for some reason this is the first time i've ever gotten her} insists on using white rice over brown for doggy diets. i'm gonna have to go and poo-poo all over her judgment in saying that it's neither more digestible nor nutritional. white rice can be binding and the process of removing the outer shell also removes much of the nutrition - including fiber. vets are not always authorities on the matter. if they were, they wouldn't be pushing iams or saying purina one is a good diet.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i would wonder why she recomended that. did you ask

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Amber
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Amber
4 years ago

wow! finally a nutrition-related article from Z2 that isn't all about hocking some allegedly "high-end" but truly crap-laden pet food! kudos!

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

Good article. It is nice to set the record straight on some of those myths.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

yes it is but i would wonder why years ago it was ok and didn't harm them

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

Skitters loves to eat cheddar cheese but it is very rare that she ever gets it. My grandma's poodle Cricket is so picky that she will only eat real chicken if she doesn't get the real chicken she starves herself. She will eat the dog food if it is market fresh dog food and has real chicken in it otherwise she will literaly starve herself. I don't know why once my grandma tried not to give her any chicken and Cricket did not eat anything at all for five days she finally ate when my grandma gave her chicken the next day.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

see another myth that animals will starve to death rather then eat what they don't want or like

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Idaviruma
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Idaviruma
4 years ago

Really? it took them 14 years to find out that overfeeding the dog will result in shorter lifespan? so this is where my money goes.. -_-

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

HA HA--Yeah, like who didn't know obesity shortens one's life expectancy......

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

Good article...&, yeah, what about the kitties?

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

Yeah--kitties want equal consideration!!!!

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

I guess #6 above answers my question as to how all dog food manufacturers are able to write "complete nutrition" or the like on their dog foods of various grades.

[Of course, I have to ask, "What about the kitties????" Surely non-biased Zootoo doesn't have a bias toward dog-related stories, right?]

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