Benefits of Fish Oil for Active Dogs

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Fish Oil Benefits for Active Dogs

This article originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

As probably the best source of omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil is often recommended for dogs. Since dogs aren’t able to produce the required omega-3 fatty acids, they have to be sourced through the normal diet or added as a pill ...

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3 Great Reasons to Use Hydro 30K Canine Hydration Supplement

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Canine Hydration Supplement

With the weather starting to warm, we thought it would be a good time to cover a topic related to dealing with heat. A lot of dog owners and handlers have heard about drink mixes and other hydration products for their dogs but haven’t been willing to give them a try. Others have tried competitive products ...

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Why the FDA Delay on the Grain Free Investigation?

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This article originally appeared in the January 2020 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

In a recent meeting with senior executives at a major pet food retailer, the very first question we were asked was one that’s on the minds of many dog owners. What’s your opinion on the FDA and the grain free investigation? Without covering the entire conversation, I suggested they were possibly being too cautious in their communication. They felt the FDA was possibly a bit reckless. What was ...

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Environmental Impact on Canine Dietary Needs

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Working Schutzhund Dog

This article originally appeared in the September 2019 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

To owners and handlers of working and sporting dogs, it probably comes as no surprise that dogs have different nutritional needs depending on their activity level. Obviously when they’re working harder, they burn more calories. When they’re not working as frequently or as strenuously, they won’t ...

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Feeding and Management for Optimal Canine Performance Part 2

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This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

Following our previous Feeding and Management article we received some requests for additional details and clarification. In recognition of both the interest and the quality of the inquiry, we wanted to provide a follow-up article addressing the specific questions raised. Keeping in mind that feeding, in general, can be a bit of a balancing act, here’s how we’d try to accommodate some of the questions raised.

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Should Your Dog Food Have Glucosamine?

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This article originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

Canine Joint Health

If you have a very active working or sporting dog, joint health is often an important consideration. These dogs go hard and endure a lot of impact as part of their daily activity regimen. This invariably leads to interest on what you can do to either avoid or ...

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