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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What Are Chelated Minerals and Why You Should Care

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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.

Benefits of Chelated Minerals

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Kinetic Dog Food Sponsors United Field Trialers of America

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National Sponsorship to support UFTA focus on high performance sporting dog competitions.

3-Amigos Nutrition Group, LLC, the makers of Kinetic Performance Dog Food, today announced a new sponsorship agreement with the United Field Trialers Association (UFTA). Effective immediately, Kinetic, a line of premium foods and supplements specifically formulated for active, working and sporting dogs, becomes the Official National Dog ...

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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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