There are many vets who believe the nutritional needs of the senior dog can be met by feeding them senior dog food. There are also many vets who believe they can’t!
I am not a vet or a professional dog food expert, I am however someone who has shared their life with dogs and cats for the past 31 years, and senior dogs specifically for the past 10.… Read full post
Many of you are dealing with a pup who has lost his appetite, and are struggling with how to get an old dog to eat. I know from my own experience how challenging and worrying that can be. Dementia, medications and some health issues can be blamed, and we’re left trying to figure out how to ensure our pets are getting the nutrients they require. … Read full post
Have you found the best senior dog food?
If you haven’t I assume you’re hoping I will reveal the brand…right?
Well, I don’t believe there is a “best” senior dog food for every dog. The “one size fits all” approach many take simply does not make sense to me. Some brands are far superior to others, and dogs have individual needs, some requiring a more specialised diet than others.… Read full post
I know I say this a lot, but knowing what to feed a senior dog is so confusing!!
I could add it’s confusing no matter what age your dog is. For me it’s because of the amount of conflicting information out there. I finish reading about how good dry food is to help keep teeth clean, when the next article says it’s a myth, and by the way, dry food is nutritionally dead.… Read full post
In a perfect world, we would not need supplements. That said, this is not a perfect world. Far from it. No corner of the globe, however remote, escapes the far-reaching side effects of today’s society: air and water pollution; topsoil erosion and soil depletion; radiation; exposures to toxic chemicals from pesticides, herbicides, immunizations and medications; and, with all due respect to those who deny its existence, climate change.… Read full post
When looking for the best types of dog food it seems like we focus on the brand, rather than the type.
By types I’m referring to dry, canned, dehydrated, raw… and that’s what this post is all about.
My search for a new dog food
We relocated a couple of weeks ago and we’ll be in our new adopted country for at least 3 months.… Read full post
Whenever I talk about dog nutrition, I can’t help but add how confusing it all is. However there are some things I know for sure, and I say “for sure” because it’s based on my experiences.
The vets I have seen, whether I liked them or not, did not have the understanding of nutrition I expected.… Read full post
I have no trouble admitting the confusion I feel when it comes to choosing the right dog food. Canned, dry, raw, freeze dried, grain free, organic, natural, puppy, adult or senior. Not to mention the rather lengthy list of ingredients that too often don’t even sound like food!! It’s a minefield full of conflicting information, most of which makes sense until you find the next article that makes sense.… Read full post
Welcome to this guest post about Senior Dog Nutrition.
I’m so pleased to introduce my guest author, Carlotta Cooper. She writes for Dog Food Guide, is a long-time contributing editor for the weekly dog show magazine Dog News, the author of The Dog Adoption Bible, the Dog Writers Association of America Adoptashelter.com Award winner for 2013.… Read full post
Deciding on the type of senior dog nutrition we’re going to go with is challenging, but is this the end of our confusion?
I often get feedback from readers of my blog, which I am so grateful for. Hearing from everyone lets me know whether or not I am doing a good job of providing the information they are looking for.… Read full post