Fat Content of Human Food

Let’s talk about labeling for human foods, so we can better understand how much fat is in them. The first thing you should know is that this is always going to be guesswork on our part because nutrition labels for human food do not list the moisture content. What we need to do here […]

What is a “Novel” Protein, and Why They’re Important


If your dog has never eaten any of these meats, they are considered “novel” proteins.


I want to talk about elimination diets again, and specifically about the concept of “novel” proteins.

Elimination diets are used to determine what foods agree with your dog, and they’re used a lot in dogs that have […]

Repost: CIL – Care and Feeding

Another repost to bring good information to the top!


Today I’d like to talk about diets for dogs with Canine Intestinal Lymphangiectasia (CIL). Simply put, there are two common forms of this disease which have somewhat different, but overlapping, dietary requirements. These are:

Primary lymphangiectasia (lymphangiectasia by itself), and Lymphangiectasia secondary to Inflammatory Bowel […]