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Understanding the Misunderstood aspects of Canine Nutrition

The first of seven parts going through different diets, myths and misunderstandings about how and what we feed our dogs.

Written by The Science of Pet Nutrition, 22/2/19

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Supplements: Osteoarthritis

An article about the use of supplements to treat osteoarthritis in humans, things to think about when using supplements with our dogs

Written by Scott Gavura, 12/07/18

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Feeding For Long Distance Runs

When we run long distances it is quite common for races to have jelly babies and biscuits and water stops so that you are hydrated and have food for energy when running. The one thing we see come up in forums quite a lot is about how to feed your dog when doing long distance...

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Understanding the Misunderstood aspects of Canine Nutrition

By The Science of Pet Nutrition In a world of too many choices, it’s often easy and common to find yourself confused or even frustrated by the thought of what is truly the best food to feed your beloved canine(s). There are constant contradictions spanning all across the internet. It’s no wonder so many pet...

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Understanding the Misunderstood aspects of Canine Nutrition part 2

By The Science of Pet Nutrition What are the different types of Raw and how do they differ from each other? Is there one you would recommend more over the other? So the internet is slammed with many different styles of raw feeding. I’ll try to give the jist of them and how they differ...

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Understanding the Misunderstood aspects of Canine Nutrition part 3

By The Science of Pet Nutrition Does it harm our dogs to feed one type of food (such as raw) over the other? Does it harm our dogs to feed one type of food (such as raw) over the other? No. As I stated before, it all comes down to our dogs’ right there in...

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Understanding the Misunderstood aspects of Canine Nutrition part 4

By The Science of Pet Nutrition How do puppies differ from adults in regards to nutrition? Should we change anything from puppy to adult? How do puppies differ from adults in regards to nutrition? Should we change anything from puppy to adult? I think it’s important to first know and understand that creating a diet...

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Understanding the Misunderstood aspects of Canine Nutrition part 5

By The Science of Pet Nutrition If someone wants to start feeding raw – how do they go about it? There are a lot of different views on this! [s2If current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)] If someone wants to start feeding raw – how do they go about it? There are a lot of different views on this! We...

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Understanding the Misunderstood aspects of Canine Nutrition part 6

By The Science of Pet Nutrition Previously you spoke about going into depth with my dog’s diet. I don’t track my own diet, why should I do it with my dogs? [s2If current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)] Previously you spoke about going into depth with my dog’s diet. I don’t track my own diet, why should I do it...

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Understanding the Misunderstood aspects of Canine Nutrition part 7

By The Science of Pet Nutrition All over the internet, the commonly expressed phrase in raw feeding is “Balance over time.” What is your opinion on this? All over the internet, the commonly expressed phrase in raw feeding is “Balance over time.” What is your opinion on this? Absolutely, I think that balancing [some] things...

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Keeping Yourself Hydrated…

You need to keep yourself hydrated before a run, or even afterwards so you drink some water. Then you drink a bit more. You may even take some water out with you to help keep you hydrated. Is water alone keeping you hydrated? Well why wouldn't it? It is after all water... Apparently, drinking lots...

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Feed Facts or Feed Fads? Making menu choices for our dogs

Dr Jacqueline Boyd, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCHE, FHEA, CHES, MRSB Nutritional Consultant, Skinner’s Pet Foods [email protected] “Never discuss religion, politics or canine nutrition…….” Dog food.  The one subject guaranteed to spawn a lively debate, either in person or online.  It is also a subject area where “expertise” is commonplace and the use of the...

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Supplements: Osteoarthritis

It is safe to say that we all want to protect our dogs. We want to do what is best for them and in a lot of cases that is giving supplements to help protect their joints as they get older and whilst they are competing. However the use of supplements both in dogs and...

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Calcium and Puppies

Calcium, we all know it is really important for bone growth. It is something that most people would assume that puppies should have lots of, it helps growth right? Well it can help growth too much. Especially in large breed dogs! Calcium, we all know it is really important for bone growth. It is something...

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