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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Kinetic on GSA Schedule

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We have great news! Kinetic Performance Dog Food is now available for pallet sales to our customers with the federal government. You can now find Kinetic on the GSA Schedule for immediate purchase through our distribution partner, Wrigglesworth Enterprises. Following are links to the various Kinetic products on the GSA Advantage website.

 

Kinetic Active 26K Formula

Kinetic Puppy 28K Formula

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November USCA Member Spotlight

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

Meet Jason Wiggins of Burlington, KY and the Wildcat Schutzhund Club

Kinetic Co-Owner, Dave Dourson, had the chance to sit down with USCA Member, Jason Wiggins, to talk about the USCA, the sport of Schutzhund and how he sees Kinetic Performance Dog Food working with his dogs.

 

Dave: So Jason, how did you get into dog training?

Jason: I started out when I was 10 training Great Pyrenees for AKC Obedience competitions. ...

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Getting to the Meat of Dog Food

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This article originally appeared in the Winter 2016 Issue of Vohne Liche Kennels’ American Working Dog Magazine.

There seems to be a lot of misinformation in the world of dog food when it comes to ingredients. We’ve touched on some of these in the past when discussing the perceived benefits of grain free foods. Another common misconception is the perceived superiority of whole meats versus meals and by-products. To illustrate the flaws in this, we’ll use the various forms of ...

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Feeding the Working K9

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Working Dog Challenges

It’s a pretty rare event to see an active working K9 carrying excess weight. In fact, the opposite is generally the more likely situation. The combination of breed and drive in working K9s often results in a dog that burns a ton of energy and has a great deal of difficulty maintaining weight. This can jeopardize the health and performance of a valuable canine team member who serves on the front line of protection; whether police, private security ...

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