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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 Foods 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.

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...

‘Complete’ But Not Equivalent: Comparing Similar Dog Foods

Many people (and even many veterinarians) believe that all foods that are labeled as “complete and balanced” contain approximately the same amounts and levels...

How to Find Healthy Dog Food: WDJ’s Dry Dog Food Selection Criteria

Here’s what to look for in dog food and the criteria we use to identify good-quality dry dog foods. 1. Look for named animal protein...

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How Often Do You Walk Your Dog?

Failing to take your dog on walks can be detrimental to your dog’s physical and emotional well being.