Posts Tagged: pet nutrition

Pet Nutrition: Knowing How and What To Feed Your Pet

pet nutritionLet’s face it; pet nutrition is vital to your pet’s health.  There are many places to seek information on-line, some of them good and some bad.  In fact, a recent survey reported six out of ten pet owners are researching pet health topics online before or after visiting their veterinarian.  Dr. Anna Coffin recommends consulting with your veterinarian about your pet’s nutrition and ask them for a reputable on-line place to search these topics. Continue…

Common Pet Nutrition Myths

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It’s difficult for pet owners to know what to feed their pets.  In 2014, 22 billion dollars was spent on pet food in the United States.  With this kind of money to be made there are many pet food companies that are using marketing techniques to sway owner into buying their products.  Dr. Anna Coffin talks about some common pet nutrition myths.

Just like you can’t judge a book by its cover you can’t always judge a pet food by it’s ingredients.  The basics of pet nutrition are not about the actual ingredients but about the nutrients that are available from each of the ingredients.  When an animal eats, the primary ingredients are broken down into these six primary nutrients:  

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