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4 nutraceutical dog, cat, other pet product ingredients

Formulations using these pet food ingredients may fall under federal oversight as dog, cat and other pet supplements, especially if certain labeling claims are made.

Formulations using these pet food ingredients may fall under federal oversight as dog, cat and other pet supplements, especially if certain labeling claims are made.


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Longer life reported with plant-based dog food

Vegetarian and vegan pet owners may have perceived the effects of plant-based diets on their pets as more beneficial than they really were.

Vegetarian and vegan pet owners may have perceived the effects of plant-based diets on their pets as more beneficial than they really were.


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Obese owner was ‘most important factor’ in dog obesity

Physicians and veterinarians collaborated to use a One Health approach to study pet obesity. The scientists identified demographic groups of pet owners that correlated to higher rates of dog obesity.

Physicians and veterinarians collaborated to use a One Health approach to study pet obesity. The scientists identified demographic groups of pe towners that correlated to higher rates of dog obesity.


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Cat owners report no plant-based diet health problems

Feeding and health intertwine in pet obesity, one area where cat owners’ perceptions may be wrong. Reported body conditions scores (BCS) in Dodd’s study didn’t match up with companion animal obesity statistics collected by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention and other groups.
As vegetarian and vegan diets become increasingly mainstream, pet owners want their companion animal’s diets to match their own edibility ethics.
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