Posts by: W. Jean Dodds, DVM

Is a grain-free diet truly grain-free?

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Is a grain-free diet truly grain-free? | NutriScan

  A publisher of market research in the food, beverage, consumer packaged goods, and demographic sectors—Packaged Facts—reported that 89% of pet owners surveyed purchase kibble, 10% steer towards natural/organic and 6% buy grain-free foods. I was surprised by these findings since the grain-free trend is skyrocketing, and did not think these figures accurately reflected what…

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Food sourcing: Six tips when choosing your pet’s diet

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Pet Food Sourcing

  The earlier chicken jerky crisis and the prior and current pet food recalls— mostly from bacterial or other contamination, presence of heavy metals, and toxic levels of vitamin D — have raised consumer awareness levels about food sourcing. The pets who became critically ill or passed away are truly angel sentinels who saved thousands…

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Should companion pets who have chronic kidney disease eat lower protein diets?

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Should companion animals with kidney disease eat a lower protein diet

  Animals with kidney disease or kidney dysfunction should not eat lower protein diets; as this commonly held belief is misleading. As long as the protein source in their diet is of high quality, such as white fish and eggs and easily digestible, it helps kidney function and overall body nutrition. It is the lower quality, poorly…

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Addressing pet food sensitivities with homemade diets

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Addressing pet food sensitivities | NutriScan, Hemopet

  Previously, we looked at why so many pets react to mass-market, commercially prepared foods. For this reason, more and more people are choosing to take control of their pets’ diets by preparing their meals. In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of homemade diets and the do’s and don’ts of preparing them. Benefits of…

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