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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Is Pumpkin Good for Your Working Dog?

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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 ...

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Prebiotics, Probiotics and a Healthy Canine

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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 ...

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Feeding Tips for Working Dogs

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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 ...

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