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Nutrition

Is a grain-free diet healthier for my dogs and cats?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Cailin Heinze, a veterinary nutritionist at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, responds Grain-free diets are one of the largest growing segments of the pet food market. More and more pet owners are choosing these diets, which… Read More

7 Causes of Weight Loss in Pets

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

While controlled weight loss, planned in conjunction with a veterinarian or veterinary nutritionist, is incredibly beneficial for pets that are overweight, there are certain forms of weight loss in animals that can be concerning.

A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

You can have both a healthy and more sustainable approach by feeding your dog or cat diets that contain moderate amounts of meat and use animal by-products, and feeding your pet only the amount of food it needs to maintain a healthy lean body weight.

Assessing pet supplements

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Lisa Freeman appears in this article investigating the need for more pet supplement regulation.

Clinical Case Challenge: Nutrition

Friday, October 21st, 2016

History/Case Details Cole, a 10-year-old male neutered Dalmatian, was presented to the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center’s Emergency Service with stranguria. He had a large, unexpressable bladder, a III/VI systolic murmur on the left side, ventral… Read More