Dog Food Nutrition Labels 101: What You Need to Know

You know about the Food and Drug Administration, right? It’s the federal government agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the supervision of food safety (among other things). The FDA rules don’t only apply to humans, the agency regulates dog food, too. That’s good to know. But what does a dog food nutrition label mean? You … [Read more…]

Keto Diet for Dogs: Good or Bad?

In a recent survey, a large percentage of American dog owners reported that they tend to feed their pets a similar diet as they themselves follow – be it Paleo, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten-free, etc. – and this had many veterinarians on edge. Why? Because dogs process food differently than we do: they negatively respond … [Read more…]

Protect Your Pup from These Top 10 Most Common Household Poisons

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and its Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) have released the top list of common household toxins most frequently ingested by dogs, according to cases handled by the APCC. To help pet parents avoid more toxicity tragedies, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also released a new mobile app … [Read more…]

The Most Popular Dog Breeds By U.S. Region

It’s National Dog Week!  In honor of our furry companions, Trupanion looked at their database to identify each region’s signature breeds—that is, the breeds that are more frequent in their respective region than the rest of the US. Mixed breeds top the list as the most popular dogs in the US—followed closely by the Labrador Retriever. These … [Read more…]