Category Archives: Nutrition

How to Know If Your Pet Gained Pandemic Pounds

grey cat sits on scales and licks mouth
The COVID-19 pandemic not only increased the number of pets we share our homes with, it also increased the weight of the pets we already had. A recent New York Times article describes the weight gain incurred by a number of pets during the pandemic. The experiences of these pets and their families provide some

How to Cook for Your Pet Responsibly

A Siberian Husky sits at a table and licks a pastry
The recent surge in pet food recalls and the ongoing Food and Drug Administration investigation into diet-related heart disease in dogs has made pet owners wary of commercial diets. So why not just serve up some of your dinner to your pet? In this blog post, I’ll look at some of the things you should

Diet-Related Canine Heart Disease

A dog eats from a bowl of food
Last week, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an investigation into diet-related heart disease in dogs. I suspect most dog families would be surprised to learn diet may play a role in the development of heart disease in their favorite fur baby. Here is a summary of the FDA announcement. Heart Disease