Canine Health and Nutrition Information from Dr Ken Tudor.

How Homemade Dog Food Can Help the Canine Heart Patient

Ken Tudor - Saturday, November 29, 2014

Homemade Dog Food Can Help Dogs with Heart DiseaseAt your dog’s annual exam, your vet says she hears a heart murmur in your dog’s heart. What is a heart murmur? A heart murmur is a soft, swooshing sound rather than a sharp ‘lub-dub” sound during a normal heart beat. The murmur is an indication that the heart is not working correctly and will eventually result in heart failure. Together with medications, homemade dog food recipes can help stabilize dogs with heart disease and improve their quality of life.  Read more...

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Avoid Wild Mushrooms Poisoning Your Dog

Ken Tudor - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wild Mushrooms Usually Poisonous to DogsWho doesn’t marvel at watching a mushroom push through the dirt or leaf debris? These little umbrellas with caps of various shapes and colors seem to grow from nowhere. The wet and temperate weather of early fall can produce a bumper crop in your yard in a very short time. Like us, many dogs find mushrooms very tasty. But unlike cultivated mushrooms, most wild toadstools are poisonous. Sometimes, this can prove fatal for dogs.  Read more...

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Should I Feed My Vomiting Dog?

Ken Tudor - Thursday, November 06, 2014

How to Feed a Vomiting DogYour dog started vomiting during the night. You have heard or read that you should withhold food for 24 hours and see how he does. That way whatever he got into can clear the intestines. Or should you continue to let her eat even though she may not hold it all down? Or what do you do if she doesn’t want to eat?  Read more...

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3 Essential Supplements for Dogs with Cancer

Ken Tudor - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nutrients Supplements are Essential for Any Homemade Dog Food DietCertain supplements have proven to help dogs under treatment for cancer. Special fatty acids and amino acids plus antioxidants aid in various periods during chemo and radiation therapy and slow cancer recurrence.  Read more...

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The Best Food for Dogs with Cancer

Ken Tudor - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Specially formulated dog food can help dogs with cancer. Cancer cells rely on sugar for their rapid growth. Restricting the amount and type of carbohydrates in dog food can slow cancer cell growth and aid in the treatment of your dog’s cancer during chemo or radiation therapy.  Read more...

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Mislabeled Pet Food: A Hidden Pet Health Risk

Ken Tudor - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mislabeled Dog Food is a Big ProblemWhen we shop for food, we trust that the container label accurately reflects the actual contents. This is especially important if there are certain foods or ingredients we need to avoid because they could cause serious medical reactions. That is why regulations require that labels accurately disclose the ingredients in food items. But is this also true for pet food labels? Apparently, the answer is no. A just published study1 found that 40% of pet food may be mislabeled.  Read more...

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Homemade Dog Treats: Don’t Be Fooled By the Ingredients

Ken Tudor - Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Healthy Dog Treats - Sometimes Not So HealthyAs a provider of homemade dog food recipes and supplements, I am always on the lookout for homemade recipes for homemade dog treats. Finding recipes for healthy homemade treats was harder than I thought.   Read more...

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Is There Real Meat in Commercial Dog Food?

Ken Tudor - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

How Do You Know if There is Real Meat in Your Dog Food?You buy dog food based on the first ingredient on the ingredient list, right? Because that is, by weight, the largest ingredient. And if it is chicken, beef, duck, lamb or fish, the largest ingredient is meat, right? These are the rules you are taught about dog food labels. But they are so misleading.   Read more...

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Breed Specific Dog Food: Do They Really Make a Difference?

Ken Tudor - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Do Breed Specific Diets Work?Your dog is important to you. If a pet food company has a food tailored specifically for your dog, you want it, right? Well that is exactly what pet food companies are hoping with their breed specific dog food product lines. But what is special about these diets? How do they target the specific needs of your dog’s breed? Or maybe they don’t. A careful reading of the ingredient list of a popular company’s breed specific diets would suggest that indeed, they aren’t so breed specific.   Read more...

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Antibiotic Resistance: How to Protect Your Dog

Ken Tudor - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Antibiotics are Routinely Feed to LivestockThe discovery of penicillin in 1928 and its large scale use in US military personnel during World War II revolutionized medicine and human animal health worldwide. Since then large pharmaceutical companies have discovered and developed nearly 150 antibiotics drugs.   Read more...

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