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Is Flaxseed Good for Dogs?

Want to know if Flaxseed is good for dogs? I’ll explain but it would be good to get some helpful background information on this crop. According to this Amherst PDF presentation on Flaxseed, the crop called flax has been cultivated for at least 5,000 years with commercial operations starting from around 1750. Several sources claim …

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Phosphorus for Dogs- Full Guide

Phosphorus is one of the essential nutrients for dogs. It is a mineral that is found in all body tissues and is necessary for many important biochemical processes, including energy production and the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus also plays a role in cell signaling, nerve function, and protein synthesis. In this article, I …

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AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles

AAFCO Dog Food Nutritional Profiles

AAFCO has created standardized nutrition profiles for pet foods. The profiles are intended to provide guidelines for formulating pet foods that meet the animal’s nutritional needs. There are four different types of AAFCO nutrition profiles: Growth and Reproduction Adult and Maintenance All Stages Reproduction/lactating Unspecified For this blog, I have combined both Growth and Reproduction …

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Carbs for Dogs Guide

When you buy dog food, the package it comes with usually doesn’t have the % composition of carbohydrates as one of the listed nutrients. However, it’s still important to be aware of how much carbohydrates your dog is eating because they can contribute to weight gain and other health problems. AAFCO (Association of American Feed …

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