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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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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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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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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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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