Canine Health and Nutrition Information from Dr Ken Tudor.

4 Reasons Why Socialization is Critical for Healthy Dogs

Ken Tudor - Monday, June 16, 2014

Opportunities for Dogs to Socialize are Very ImportantWhen dog owners consider their dog’s health they generally think of nutrition, vaccinations and parasite control. Few owners would flash on behavior and socialization as important for health. In fact, proper socialization is a key element to promoting health and wellness in dogs.   Read more...

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Grass-Fed Meat: Maybe Not a Sustainable Choice

Ken Tudor - Monday, June 09, 2014

Grass Fed Live Stock May Be Less SustainableMany dog owners prefer homemade dog food so they can use grass-fed meats in the diet. They feel that grass-feeding is a more natural way to feed livestock and that the meat is healthier. And indeed the meat tends to be leaner. But because it is leaner, it takes more of it to meet total US meat demand. This actually makes grass-fed livestock a less environmentally sustainable method than the present feedlot method. The following information is from work done by Dr. Judith L. Capper, if all US demand for beef was met by grass-feeding cattle.   Read more...

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Why Use Homemade to Help Manage Dog Illnesses

Ken Tudor - Monday, June 02, 2014

How Can Homemade Diet Help Treat Dog Diseases?There are many commercial therapeutic diets available for various individual medical conditions in dogs. There are diets for heart, kidney, liver, pancreas allergic and intestinal diseases. But what if a dog has multiple conditions and one may be incompatible with the ingredients in the commercial foods? These dogs are more satisfactorily managed with homemade dog food diets.  Read more...

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Memorial Day: Remembering the Pets That Enriched Our Lives

Ken Tudor - Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial DayThis Memorial Day I will not only think of our fallen heros but also others who have filled my life. I will take time to think about my dad and all of the life skills he showed me. I will remember warm, summer nights watching episodes of “Gunsmoke” with my grandparents. I will remember my father-in-laws fantastic BBQ hamburgers. But I will also remember those pets that have enriched our lives.  Read more...

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4 Reasons You Should Avoid Dog Treats

Ken Tudor - Monday, May 19, 2014

Health Risks of Dog TreatsWe all like to spoil our fur babies. Treats provide a tasty way to show our dogs how much they are loved. And we get endless joy out of watching them perform for their treats. But we may be killing our beloved pets with kindness.  Read more...

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The Dangers of Too Much Fiber in Dog Food

Ken Tudor - Monday, May 12, 2014

How Much Fiber For Dogs?Dietary fiber has proven to be very helpful in managing chronic diseases in humans. Dietary fiber lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. It slows intestinal sugar absorption and helps control type 2 diabetes. Fiber also promotes colon health and reduces symptoms in many intestinal and colon diseases.   Read more...

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What Does USDA Inspected Mean for Dog Food?

Ken Tudor - Thursday, May 08, 2014

What Does Inspected Mean for Dog FoodMany pet food companies, especially those making the more expensive premium brands, often advertise that their ingredients come from USDA inspected plants. But does that mean that the ingredients are inspected?  Read more...

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How to Find a Pet-Friendly Rental

Ken Tudor - Monday, April 21, 2014

Finding a Pet-Friendly RentalRenting, urban and suburban, is not always easy when you’re a pet owner. Landlords burned by irresponsible pet owners are often reluctant to rent to pet owners again. But there are things that prospective renters can do to ease the landlords mind. Applying for a rental is much like applying for a job. The landlord is assessing your character. Landlords also need to know about the character of your dog.   Read more...

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3 Reasons Dog Diets Don't Work

Ken Tudor - Monday, April 07, 2014

Dog Obesity is an Increasing ProblemThe pet obesity problem has sparked an interest in over-the-counter weight control diets by commercial dog food manufacturers. Unfortunately, their concern is more of a marketing opportunity rather than a serious attempt to solve the problem. There are three reasons that these diets may actually cause weight maintenance or even weight gain rather than weight loss.  Read more...

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3 Easy Ways to Control Your Dog’s Weight

Ken Tudor - Thursday, April 03, 2014

What Size is Your Scoop?Almost 60% of pets are overweight or obese. A major cause of this trend is “proportion distortion” on the part of dog owners. Here are 3 helpful hints to prevent feeding your dog too much.  Read more...

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