This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.
If you’ve paid much attention to dog food labels and nutrition claims, you’ve probably run across the term “chelated minerals” and may have wondered what they are. In short, chelated minerals, also referred to as organic trace minerals, are minerals which have been bound to an organic molecule, typically an amino acid, through the process called chelation.
This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.
Some recent warnings issued by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) have dog owners concerned about their heart health of their dogs. In short, ingredients such as peas, potatoes, lentils and legumes have been linked to significantly increased rates of canine heart disease in breeds not known for their susceptibility to the disease.
This article originally appeared in the January 2018 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.
Part of what we do in our frequent involvement with working dog handlers is give presentations on general nutrition. During these, we often touch on the importance of a meat diet versus many of the trendy ingredients. One of our favorite examples is pumpkin and the very limited nutritional value it provides to dogs. This elicited a very good question at one of our recent talks that seemed ...
This article originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.
One of the hot topics in both human and canine nutrition is the use of probiotics. This is one of the more important trends in the canine nutrition world that affect working dogs due to their higher activity and stress levels. The lesser known and discussed prebiotics can play just as important a role in digestive health, though, and are a nice complementary component to probiotics in the ...
This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.
We all know that active working dogs have higher nutritional requirements than the typical house dog. These dogs are athletes with the corresponding caloric requirements that go along with the elevated energy and activity levels. For the high performance dog, though, it’s not only about meeting nutritional requirements. When and how you feed can have a significant impact on the performance level of your working dog. Here are ...
This article originally appeared in the January issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.
Meet USCA Member Holly Geier of Morton, IL
Kinetic Co-Owner, John Howard, had the opportunity to chat with USCA Member, Holly Geier, to talk about the USCA, the sport of Schutzhund and how she sees Kinetic Performance Dog Food working with her dogs.