Why dogs eat grass

Why dogs eat grass

Roughage need: Experts believe that the grass eating habit can also be related to the fact that canines need a little roughage in their daily diet. Dr Shivaprakash mentions that there is nothing to worry about if your pet is munching a little grass every now and then.

Raw dog food is risky business for pet and family alike

Raw dog food is risky business for pet and family alike

Harmful pathogens in raw food "This research offers further compelling evidence to support vets' concerns about the potential animal and public health risks associated with feeding pets a raw meat-based diet," said veterinarian Dr Daniella Dos Santos.

Vegan explains why she’s switched her dog to a plant-based diet too

Vegan explains why she’s switched her dog to a plant-based diet too

Sarah soon transitioned her dog Brioche onto a plant-based diet (Picture: Sarah E Brioche/ Facebook)Sarah wasn’t aware that dogs could live on vegan foods but began researching when she decided to give up meat and dairy products herself.

Clean Eating Goes to the Dogs with Nutro’s ‘Feed Clean’ Diets

Clean Eating Goes to the Dogs with Nutro’s ‘Feed Clean’ Diets

“Increasingly, consumers have started extending their own food philosophies onto their pets, choosing options that reflect the same growing trends in human food, such as no added preservatives and non-GMO ingredients,” Beach says.

Types of Prescription Pet Foods for Dogs and Cats

Types of Prescription Pet Foods for Dogs and Cats

Diet is a huge part of the program, and veterinarians typically recommend prescription foods for pets with kidney disease. Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew canned cat food provides all of the above as well as omega-3 fatty acids to combat inflammation.

How to Resolve Cat and Dog Food Allergy Symptoms

How to Resolve Cat and Dog Food Allergy Symptoms

If your pet is exhibiting cat or dog food allergy symptoms, your vet likely will recommend an elimination diet trial to try to pinpoint which food ingredients are causing your pet’s symptoms, or at least identify which ingredients do not cause problems.

Sweet Potato and Other Common Carbohydrates in Grain-Free Dog Food

Sweet Potato and Other Common Carbohydrates in Grain-Free Dog Food

They typically utilize alternative carbohydrate sources, such as sweet potato, white potato, peas, legumes and so on. Several grain-free dog foods utilize sweet potatoes as a carbohydrate source. Many grain-free diets are formulated with pea protein or legumes as the carbohydrate and fiber source.

Choosing a Freeze-Dried Dog Food: 7 Brands to Try

Choosing a Freeze-Dried Dog Food: 7 Brands to Try

The fruits and vegetables contained in this freeze-dried raw dog food include certified-organic kale, carrots, squash, broccoli and apples.

Cat which was once one of Britain's FATTEST looking for a new home

Cat which was once one of Britain's FATTEST looking for a new home

Two months on, the eight-year-old moggy now weighs in at a slimline 12.7lbs (5.79kg) having lost an incredible five-and-a-half pounds.Mitzi was re-homed earlier this year but was returned to Woodside Animal Welfare Trust in Plymouth, Devon, in August.Staff at the centre are trying to find another new home for the glutenous cat.Lisa Darcy, Woodside's assistant manager, said: "She's a quirky girl.

Just because you're vegan, it doesn't mean your dog should be

Just because you're vegan, it doesn't mean your dog should be

Only recently, it was shown that the gut microbiome of dogs is quite different to that of wolves, with more evidence of bacteria that can break down carbohydrates and to some degree produce amino acids normally sourced from meat.

Which foods are dangerous for dogs? Experts weigh in

Which foods are dangerous for dogs? Experts weigh in

Zoran added that while a small piece of apple is safe to eat, dogs shouldn't be given apple seeds or pieces from the core because they can be toxic in large amounts.

Blogger who put pet fox on vegan diet criticised after worrying Instagram post

Blogger who put pet fox on vegan diet criticised after worrying Instagram post

A Youtuber has been criticised for feeding her pet fennec fox a vegan diet after photos of the animal looking worryingly thin were shared online.

Did you know your cat has special protein needs?

Did you know your cat has special protein needs?

Just like their owners, cats need a balanced diet which contains just the right amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates and various vitamins and minerals to ensure they stay in peak condition. Cats require relatively large amounts of taurine in their diet.