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Is Hand-Feeding Your Dog a Good Idea?

There are many benefits to feeding your dog or puppy by hand – and only a couple of situations when it’s not advisable.
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How Long Does Dry Dog Food Last?

Dog kibble has a 12- to 18-month shelf life, but once it’s opened, you must use proper storage to avoid the dog food going bad.
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How Much Food to Feed a Dog

Feeding guidelines for dogs—including how much to feed a puppy—are little more than a ballpark reference. Here’s how to feed your dog properly.
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Diets for Small Dogs

Ideally, diets for dogs who weigh 20 pounds or less are calorically dense, high in digestible protein, and contain added L-carnitine and vitamins C and E.
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Can Dogs Eat Soy?

Soy is a good source of essential amino acids for dogs, but it needs to be included in the food in a form that benefits your pet.
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Can Dogs Be Vegan?

Most nutritionists and veterinarians agree that dogs can be vegan and healthy if the diet is nutritionally balanced. Research on vegan for dogs, however, raises more questions than answers.
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How to Transition Dog Food

Switch dog food over a period of seven to 10 days. Here’s how to do it.
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Best Food for Dogs with Diarrhea

The best food for your dog with loose stools is food that is bland and high in fiber.
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Celebration and Birthday Cake Recipes Your Dog Will Love

No matter the occasion, your dogs will anticipate and enjoy the opportunity to savor a special treat made just for them.
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What’s the Best Dry Dog Food?

For 2023, we’ve named the dry dog foods we like best in a number of categories, such as best adult maintenance food, best puppy food, best budget food, best lower-fat food, and more. But keep in mind that the most important selection criteria is not whether a food is one of our favorites, but whether a food works for your dog.
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Whole Dog Journal’s 2023 Approved Dry Dog Foods

We’re excited to now present information about every single one of the dry dog foods made by the companies on our “Approved Foods” list, including their complete ingredients lists. Even more exciting: This is a searchable database. You can use filters to find foods that meet many specific needs for different dogs.

How to Choose a Dog Food: Factors to Consider

By applying the foregoing criteria, we’ve found a thousand or more good foods to choose from; their manufacturers appear on our “Approved Dry Dog...

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