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How Your Dog’s Food Influences Her Skin Health

Fascinating study results from my friends in the DogRisk research group at the University of Helsinki suggest that certain novel early-life risk factors impact the prevalence of atopic dermatitis (itchy skin) when dogs reach adulthood.1 The risk factors the team identified include some that can and some that cannot be modified, both before and after …

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Is Avocado Safe for Dogs?

Avocados top the list of superfoods for humans, but when it comes to dogs, there’s a widely-circulated notion that they’re toxic. This notion is a myth, though it comes with a few caveats. The truth is, the flesh of avocados (the same part you eat) provides fiber, folate and vitamins K, B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 …

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Why It’s Time Veterinarians Accept This Feeding Trend

Not long ago, my friend, fellow integrative veterinarian, and fellow co-founder of the Companion Animal Nutrition and Wellness Institute (CANWI), Dr. Donna Raditic spoke at a Fetch dvm360 conference of conventional veterinarians. The topic of her presentation was veterinarians who sit in judgement of — rather than offer help and guidance to — pet parents …

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