Dog Weight — The Elusive Ideal

Hello,  My brother’s vet told him that the skinny dogs almost never have medical issues and/or come to the vet. Most of my dogs are overweight. I used to feed them twice a day, now I feed them once a day. Which is healthier for small dogs? I want to feed them less but […]

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Methionine or Protein Restriction for Dogs

Recently the following question appeared on a dog feeding forum I frequent.  I thought it might make for an interesting discussion. LB “I have been doing some reading about “methionine restriction” and “protein restriction” as a way of increasing human longevity. Does it apply to dogs as well?   I have been assuming so, and […]

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Published Articles

Following is a list of articles I have recently submitted for publication in various dog or animal-related magazines: “Are Dogs Natural Fruit-Eaters?” —  CanineChronicle.com, June 2011 and Natural Horse Magazine, July 2011 “Dogs:  Omnivores or Carnivores?” —  Dogs Naturally Magazine, September 2011

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The hidden costs of intervention

Lately a rash of accidents, bites and other assorted mishaps has forced me to interact with vets with a greater-than-usual frequency.  I didn’t think it was possible, but I’ve come away with even less respect for the profession than before.  Not only do I see people in the waiting rooms whose dogs and cats have […]

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