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…About Complete and Balanced

By Maury Docton, DVM

It is often said that "balance" is an important consideration in almost all aspects of life; nowhere is this more critical than in nutrition. An early nutritionist made the observation "Nutriment is both food and poison. The dosage makes it either poison or remedy." Read More

Animal-based Protein is the Perfect Gift for Your Pet

By Maury Docton, DVM

Protein has many functions in a pet's body, but it is best known for supplying amino acids, the building blocks of hair, skin, muscles, and internal organs. Protein also plays a major role in hormone and enzyme production. Read More

Anesthesia Free Pet Dentistry May Feel Brush of Law!

By Diane Levitan, DVM

Veterinarians have long told pet lovers about the importance of good dental care. However, danger is lurking. Conscientious pet owners are being misled by aggressive marketing of a ‘fad’ option, “Non-Anesthesia Pet Dentistry” (NAPD). Read More

Do New Trend Diets = Better Nutrition?

By Maury Docton, DVM

Many of the new "trendy" diets contain a broad array of vegetables, fruits, Prebiotics (fibers), Probiotics (helpful bacteria), and other ingredients promoted as beneficial or "functional." It is important to remember that a manufacturer may add... Read More

Emerging Trends in Puppy Nutrition

By Maury Docton, DVM

Over the past few years there has been a dynamic shift in how veterinarians approach the concept of health and well-being. Traditionally, veterinarians have responded to disease and problems; but advances in scientific knowledge have made it possible and mandatory for us to consider a pet's risk of developing... Read More

Keep the Whole Family Safe During Disasters

By Diane Levitan, DVM

Every year we hear concerns about “an active hurricane season” or “perfect” conditions for wildfires. These natural disasters can devastate families, including our pets. But, legislation, along with a national campaign to proactively prepare for disasters... Read More

Fueling Performance Inside & Out

By Maury Docton, DVM

Eukanuba has a long history of research regarding the effect of nutrition on performance dogs. Our first "Performance Dog Nutrition Symposium," based on research involving sled dogs involved in the Iditarod race... Read More

Healthy Mobility is a Sign of Good Health

By Maury Docton, DVM

The ability to move freely is an obvious sign of good health for dogs as well as for people. It's so important that when veterinarians and scientists evaluate the quality of life in pets, mobility is a key function... Read More

Improving Puppy Trainability Through Nutrition

By Maury Docton, DVM

Every breeder desires to produce a litter of healthy puppies that grow to exemplify the characteristics of their breed – the perfect litter. There are several factors that influence the outcome of a breeding and... Read More

Nutrition for Magnificent Skin and Coat

By Maury Docton, DVM

A magnificent skin and coat is not only beautiful, but an important health attribute. The dog's skin and coat play a major role in overall health. They protect the body from injury and infection... Read More

Revisiting Pet Food Myths

By Maury Docton, DVM

It seems as if time is standing still when it comes to battling misinformation and mis¬conceptions in pet food marketing. For as long as I have been involved in "Enhancing the Well-Being of Dogs and Cats...", the same mantra of "By-Products are bad and corn is bad"... Read More

Are Heartworms Winning the War?

By Diane Levitan, DVM

For many years we have been fighting a battle against heartworms. We have great products on our side to prevent this disease, but recent findings about heartworm resistance have many pet owners and veterinarians concerned. Read More