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Your dog needs more than food to ensure health and well-being. We’ll cover the basics from choosing dog food to understanding ingredients to explaining whether or not that bone your dog is chewing on is safe.

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Dog Nutrition

How to Find the Right Dog Food

Consult our dog food guidelines for an overview of which ingredients you should expect to find in high-quality dog food, and which dog food...
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Dog Nutrition

The Health Risks of Obesity in Dogs

Dogs suffer the same health consequences from obesity as people, including an increased risk of cancer, diabetes, liver disease, and other ailments...
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Dog Nutrition

How to Properly Feed Your Dog

How do you properly feed a dog? We weigh in with expert advice on how much and how often to feed her, the wet vs. dry dog food debate, dog food...
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Dog Nutrition

Dog Food Ingredients Glossary

Our Dog Food Ingredients Glossary is a sampling of the ingredients that appear frequently in dog foods, and includes ingredients that sometimes cause...
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Dog Safety

Are Rawhide Chew Toys Safe for My Dog?

The answer is yes, and no. There are a number of things you should know about rawhide chew toys and treats so you can give your dog the pleasure of...
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Dog Safety

How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Halloween

Understand how to keep your dog safe on Halloween with advice from the dog experts at Orvis. Learn answers to common questions about dogs and...
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Dog Nutrition

Are Real Bones Good For Dogs?

Some real bones do not make good treats for dogs and can be dangerous not only for dogs but also for the children and adults who live with them. Get...
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Older Dogs

Diet & Nutrition for Older Dogs

Improved veterinary care, better vaccines, and better nutrition are helping dogs live longer than they did only a few decades ago. That’s excellent...
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Older Dogs

Dental Care for Older Dogs

Taking good care of your dog’s teeth is important from puppyhood through his golden years. As your dog ages, a regular dental routine keeps his teeth...
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Dog Nutrition

Dry Dog Food Versus Canned Dog Food

Although dry and canned dog foods contain similar ingredients, the nutritional values of each are not the same. Learn more about how dry dog food is...
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Dog Safety

Why Dogs Can’t Have Chocolate

Dogs and chocolate don’t mix. While many dog owners know to keep their chocolate stash out of paw’s reach, understanding why your dog can’t have...