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6 Treats for Pups Who Need to Lose Some Pounds

6 Treats for Pups Who Need to Lose Some Pounds


"Treats" are not exactly synonymous with losing weight, we know this. But unlike common human sweets, there are healthier ways to reward your pup. Fresh produce like blueberries and carrots are great natural snacks that will help keep your dog svelte. If you want to roll your sleeves up in the kitchen, we rounded up a few easy DIY recipes

The Dog Food Marketing Terms You Should Beware Of

The Dog Food Marketing Terms You Should Beware Of


Over the past few years, humans have become increasingly skeptical of the descriptions we see on so-called health foods: "Low-fat"? Okay, but how much sodium is in there? Turns out, we need to be just as suspicious of some of the terms we see sprawled on seemingly nutritious dog food, too. Take "antioxidants," for example—at best, terms like these

The Heart-Healthy Foods That Can Help Save Your Pup's Life

The Heart-Healthy Foods That Can Help Save Your Pup's Life


Your dog doesn't eat bacon for breakfast, and he'll never turn down a game of fetch, so surely he's not at risk for heart disease, right? Actually, nearly 8 million dogs in the United States already have heart disease (that's 10 percent of all pups). Canine heart problems can be congenital, where the defect has been present since birth and

5 Healthy Super Bowl Recipes for Your Pup

5 Healthy Super Bowl Recipes for Your Pup


As far as we're concerned, the best thing about that big football game on Sunday (other than the Puppybowl, obviously) is the food. Unfortunately, one very important guest is typically left out of the epic feast: your pup! Instead of shooing them away from the snack table—or sneaking them something with too much cheese on it—whip up some

Common Mistakes Humans Make Cooking Dog Food

Common Mistakes Humans Make Cooking Dog Food

What could be healthier than a home-cooked meal for your pup, right? Well-intentioned humans are increasingly whipping meals up in the kitchen for their dogs. And while we commend the effort, organic chicken breast with kale and quinoa isn't necessarily as good for them as it is for you. That's because canines have unique nutritional needs: They require specific amounts