Category Archives: Dog Health and Safety

Nutritional Requirements for Dogs

Proper dog nutrition is not categorized the same for all ages, sizes and breeds. Each breed has its dietary recommendation as well as the suggested number of feedings per day. These recommendations can also be customized according to the size and age group of your dog. However, you can follow some general guidelines in order to provide proper dog nutrition with a balanced diet.

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American Jerky Treats May Be Linked to Kidney Disease in Dogs

Once thought to be a problem only when using jerky treats made in China, there have now been reports linking American made jerky treats to a rare kidney disease called acquired Fanconi. One case in particular involves a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier being treated at Animal Emergency Medical Center in Torrance, California. This dog had been vomiting and experiencing diarrhea for over a week before she was referred to the Center by her regular vet.

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Use That Pooper Scooper or Else! We Have your Dog’s DNA!

The Rotunda, a condominium in Tysons Corner, Virginia, is now requiring all new residents who are also dog owners to provide a DNA sample of their pets. Why? So if you fail to use your pooper scooper to clean up your dog’s mess, they can test the waste and hit you with the expenses. Here is what the condominium statement says:

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