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The Foundation of Lifelong Health: Why Pet Nutrition Matters

Since childhood, most of us recognize the food pyramid and understand the important role diet plays in overall health. For our furry friends, this is equally true. Pet nutrition is not only crucial to daily wellbeing, it’s also useful in managing and preventing certain health conditions.

Nutrition is more than just throwing some random kibble in your pet’s bowl. There is a rhyme and reason behind nutritional guidelines for cats and dogs that include age, health, size, and species. To provide your pet with the best possible dietary choices, check out some of our information about pet nutrition guidelines.


Focus: Pet Obesity and its Effects on Your Pet’s Skin

iStock_000020587236_LargeSadly, obesity is a big problem in this country for both pets and people alike. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over half the pets in the United States are overweight or obese. While pudgy pets may look cute, the problem is far from pretty.

How Can I Tell if My Pet is Obese?   

Obesity is simply the accumulation of excess body fat. We are accustomed to seeing pets who are overweight so it can be more difficult than it would seem to determine if your family friend is packing a little more than he or she should be. Try to look objectively at your pet by: Continue…

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