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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Dog Daze Racing Completes Amazing Racing Season

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Mike Marsch Mushing 2019

Dog Daze Racing had another banner year behind the leadership of owner and Kinetic Pro Staffer, Mike Marsch. Mike competed in 5 races this season and went undefeated. His season included wins at the UP 200 Dryland Dash, the Lost Pines Lodge Dryland Race, the Dirty Dog Dryland Derby the Doty Days Dryland Race and culminated in ...

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Feeding and Management for Optimal Canine Performance

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

Some of the most common questions we get don’t have much to do with the actual nutritional aspects of our products. These questions fall more under the “Feeding and Management” areas of canine care and are more about when and how often to feed. We’ve touched on these subjects in past articles but they’re important enough that we wanted to address them in more detail.

Fasting Performance Is Higher

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Peas, Potatoes and Canine Heart Disease

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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.

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