August 2019 - ScienceOnDogs

Month: August 2019

How the DCM issue was addressed at the SuperZoo Conference

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Responding to the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning regarding a link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and grain-free dog foods, brands rolled out new dog foods and other products designed to address concerns at SuperZoo 2019. The FDA announced it was launching an investigation into grain-free dog foods last summer following a…



  • Posted on August 31, 2019

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What Your Dog Needs to be Properly Socialized

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We live in a world filled with people and pets, and as such, it’s important for your dog to be able to interact with strangers. Dogs that are properly socialized tend to be happier, calmer, experience less anxiety and are able to handle fear and stress better. While you can socialize a dog at any…



  • Posted on August 26, 2019

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Is my Dog Making me Sick?

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Dog might be man’s best friend, but not if Fido is making you feel under the weather. Many pet parents are unaware that there are some illnesses that are zoonotic, meaning able to be transferred from animal to human. While the most feared disease you could get from your dog is rabies, below are some…



  • Posted on August 26, 2019

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What Energy Loss Could Mean for Your Dog

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And tips for how to get him back on track When humans are feeling a bit sluggish, we often turn to a strong cup of coffee to finish the day off strong. But how can you revive your dog’s waning energy level? If your dog is suddenly more lethargic than he used to be, it’s…



  • Posted on August 26, 2019

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Top Tips for the Dog that Hates Bathing

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Giving your dog a bath can be a stressful activity for any dog parent. From chasing them around to getting yourself covered in water and soap, giving your dog a bath doesn’t have to be as stressful has it has been over the years. Next time your dog runs through a puddle of mud and…



  • Posted on August 26, 2019

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Pet Food Recalls – What do they mean for your pup?

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Here’s how to recognize the signs and symptoms It seems like recently, there’s been an escalated fear among pet parents due to a growing number of pet food recalls. And while there haven’t been a significant number of pet deaths caused by these, if left untreated, some of the diseases caused by these recalls can…



  • Posted on August 25, 2019

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How Your Pet’s Genetics Might Impact Their Chances of Getting DCM

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The FDA’s recent alert linking the serious, but rare, canine heart disease Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) to prominent grain-free dog food brands have been a cause for concern among dog owners everywhere. The June 2019 study linked DCM with 16 popular grain-free brands, but despite the current fear sweeping through dog-loving spaces, the real truth about…



  • Posted on August 21, 2019

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The Impact of Taurine and DCM

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The recent FDA warnings regarding dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) are still causing panic amongst pet owners. While DCM is a severe disease, there is still a lot unknown about its cause in the recent report. The FDA is quick to point the finger at grain-free dog food, but that may not be the right move. We…



  • Posted on August 17, 2019

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Why the FDA’s Recent Report on DCM Should Be Retracted

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As most dog owners have heard by now, a recent FDA report describes a possible link between grain-free dog food and a fatal disease called dilated cardiomyopathy. A recent uptick in DCM cases prompted the investigation that has caused quite a stir among pet owners. At best, the research is just bad science; at worst,…



  • Posted on August 17, 2019

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