Diet & Digestion

How can I stop my dog eating feces?

Coprophagy, or feces eating, is both a frustrating and disgusting dog behavior. Some dogs especially like the feces of horses, rabbits, or cats. Horse and rabbit feces offer partially digested vegetable matter, and cat feces are high in protein, which ...

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My puppy has coccidiosis. What is it?

Canine coccidiosis is an infection of the intestines caused by a one-celled parasite named lsospora canis. Infected puppies usually have watery, pasty, foul-smelling, tan-colored diarrhea that is sometimes tinged with blood. Puppies kept in an unclean environment or those who ...

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Is home-cooked food suitable for my dog?

If you are willing to take the time and do the research to ensure that your dog is receiving a balanced diet, home-cooked food is an acceptable alternative to commercial meals. Simply feeding your dog the same thing you eat ...

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What type of food should my dog eat?

The array of dog foods available at any grocery or pet supply store can be overwhelming, so it’s no wonder there is confusion. There are three basic classes of commercially available dog foods: generic, name brand, and premium. Generic foods ...

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