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  • How accurate are dog-activity trackers?
    There are countless gadgets available these days for people to track everything from our heart rate to our stress levels. So perhaps it’s no surprise that there also are quite a few products that now claim to similarly monitor your dog’s activity and health, including tracking what your pet is ... read more
  • Nutrition Websites: The Best of the Best
    Pet Nutrition: General Information vetnutrition.tufts.edu/petfoodology — visit Tufts’ Cummings School’s Petfoodology site, with information on everything from whether you should give fish oil to your cat to what to feed your kitten if she has a health problem to diets for certain disease conditions. You can look for any nutrition topic ... read more
  • Which Nutrition Websites to Trust
    Nutrition Websites: The Best of the Best Which Nutrition Websites to Trust Here are eight questions to ask before relying on information found on a pet nutrition website — and the sites that we find to be the most reliable. ... read more
  • Is Your Cat Anorexic?
    It's important for the cat owner to understand why the syndrome happens, the harmful effects on a cat's health — and the modern ways to stimulate appetite. ... read more
  • Breed Specific vs All Breed Diets
    We discuss the differences and similarities between breed-specific diets and all breed diets ... read more
  • Our Fat Pets
    Dr. Deborah Linder was quoted in an article on pet obesity appearing in The New York Times on August 2, 2018. The piece includes her comments on how veterinarians assess whether or not an animal is overweight and also calls attention to the challenge of pet owners equating food with ... read more
  • The Eco-Friendly House Cat
    Greening our pet's living space has never been easier as our experts share ideas on how to create a more Earth-friendly environment for all of us. ... read more
  • Worried about Your Horse‚Äôs Nutrition?
    There’s going to be an app for that, if two Cummings students have their way How do you build a successful app? For two veterinary students, the starting point is this: give horse owners what they need. Lauren Ungar, V19, and Mary Davis, V19, are developing an app, Nutracheck Equine, to help owners keep ... read more
  • OTC Diet is Not the Same As a Prescription Diet
    Many premium commercial pet food manufacturers now include foods that offer “novel” proteins and “limited ingredient,” “hypoallergenic” and “grain-free” formulas. ... read more
  • OTC Diet is Not the Same As a Prescription Diet
    Many premium commercial pet food manufacturers now include foods that offer “novel” proteins and “limited ingredient,” “hypoallergenic” and “grain-free” formulas. ... read more
  • Understanding Food Allergies
    They are actually much more complex than most people realize, and it's very important to use a novel protein diet with the guidance of your vet. Here's why. ... read more
  • Our Cats Are Too Fat
    Researchers determine that the key to weight loss is a steady and persistent reduction in calories. ... read more