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 […]

PLE: What is it, exactly? And what is PLN?

PLE or PLN? What are these labels? PLE = Protein Losing Enteropathy and PLN = Protein Losing Nephropathy.

What does that mean, and do we need to worry about both of them?

There’s a lot of confusion around these terms, and additional confusion arises due to the fact that there are other protein losing diseases, […]

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 […]