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Articles tagged: Nutrition

Helping Your Cat to Lose Weight

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Slimming down an overweight feline companion takes patience and dedication — and also veterinary expertise and direction. Here’s why.

Are Grain-Free Diets Healthier?

Friday, December 1st, 2017

A Tufts study compares grain-free diets to those that contain grain — and the conclusion is that the marketing outpaces the evidence of their actual benefit.

Collaborating For A Cure

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Veterinary and human cardiologists at Tufts make the case for studying a heart condition together to accelerate the pace of new treatments.

Feeding the Homemade Diet

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Home-cooked meal plans for your cat may spell “love” — but not necessarily good nutrition. Here’s why nutrient imbalances and other dietary problems abound.

Dear Doctor: Tuna Fixation

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

It can be hard to break a cat’s longstanding preference for a certain food, so ask your veterinarian for suggestions if you feel stumped.

Dear Doctor: A Cat with an Endless Appetite

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

A lot of animals — cats included — have had a difficult time finding enough to eat when living in a feral community-type setting and after adoption become ravenous when they are presented with a decent meal.

Improve Your Picky Eater’s Diet

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

A dog doesn’t have to be too thin to be a poor eater. Plenty of picky eaters are overweight. Too thin or too heavy, there are strategies for enticing dogs who eat too little, or too little of the right foods.

dog next to bowl of dog food

The Goodness of Grains

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Veterinary nutritionist Cailin Heinze weighs in on “grain-free” pet foods.