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Tips to Facilitate Effective Weight-Loss ConversationsWeight-loss programs that focus on traditional caloric restriction and physical activity may not be appropriate or successful for all families. Incorporating strategies that enhance and support the family-pet relationship can help you create a customized—and successful—plan.
Are lentils, beans linked to canine heart problems? Researchers explore
April 17, 2023To investigate the association between ‘pulse’ ingredients typically used in grain-free dog foods (i.e. lentils, beans, peas) and instances of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), U of G researchers conducted a randomized, controlled trial of 28 Siberian huskies.
Getting to the root of nutritional allergies
September 27, 2022It is very common for pet owners to believe their itchy pet has a "food allergy." While cutaneous adverse food reactions (cAFR) are certainly not rare, when it comes to pruritic pets, atopic dermatitis (AD) is actually more prevalent than cAFR. Sadly, however, a physical exam is insufficient to distinguish atopic disease from a food-associated dermatopathy.
Meet the National Zoo’s dietary Dr. Doolittle
August 2, 2022As senior nutritionist and head of the department of nutrition science at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, D.C., Mike Maslanka has a lot of hungry mouths to feed each day: nearly 1,800 across 360 species ranging from Asian elephants to black pacus, a fruit-eating relative of the piranha.