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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Low-Cost, Low-Carb Dog Food

[NOTE FROM DGS ON 12/3/17: Three days ago (nearly four years after this post first appeared) something happened that materially changes some of the content that follows: KetoNatural Pet Foods finally began taking orders for Ketona, a truly low-carbohydrate kibble product. Ketona Chicken Recipe for Adult Dogs contains less than 8% carbohydrate, and that’s about 75% less than other leading “grain-free” brands. It […]

The Missing Link Between Canine Cancer and Canine Obesity?

First of all, if you’re at all interested in this topic, you really ought to check out Dogs, Dog Food, and Dogma, my book about the science (and business) of canine health and obesity. If you don’t think it’s the most honest, rigorous, in-depth, and all-around helpful book you’ve ever read on the topic, I’ll refund 100% of […]

Does “Big Kibble” Really Care About Your Dog?

You’re probably familiar the terms “Big Tobacco,” “Big Pharma,” and “Big Ag.”  They’re used by skeptical consumers to derisively refer to the colossal multinational corporations that dominate the tobacco, drug, and food industries, respectively. These entities are notorious for putting profits ahead of consumer well-being.  It’s unfair to suggest that they always put their  bottom-line […]

Evidence Round-Up: Do Dogs Need Carbs?

[This article is part of our “Evidence Round-Up” series, the purpose of which is to explain what published, peer-reviewed scientific papers and other credible evidentiary sources have to say about common nuggets of canine health and fitness “wisdom.”  If there’s a topic you’d like to see covered in the next installment of the series, please […]

The Varsity Pets 10,000-Foot Guide To Calories and Chemical Energy

Energy powers everything your dog does. Not “like everything,” but literally everything.  Jumping, running, barking, eating, drinking, panting, slobbering, feeling excited when she sees you, learning a new command, snoring like a chainsaw, growling at the delivery guy, pooping in the living room, fighting off an infection, blinking her eyes, dragging a sled across the […]