Dog Nutrition Articles

Dog Nutrition Articles

Top dogs need nutrition that helps them be their best. Learn about the role
proper nutrition plays in the success of show and sporting dogs, as well as
in healthy development from puppyhood into a dog’s senior years.

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Proper puppy nutrition is crucial to healthy growth and development, and it all starts with the dam. Learn more about puppy nutrition here.
Animal digest is often considered a substandard pet food ingredient. In some cases, this is because the word “digest” is mistakenly thought to describe the contents of the digestive tract. 

High Desert Cluster
May 8-12, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gearing up for summer, Purina® Pro Plan® dogs are heating up the show ring! Read on for the latest specialty and all-breed show results from around the country.

A hard-working sporting dog needs high-quality nutrition for optimal performance helping him to reach his/her full potential.

Active dogs require water, especially during exercise, to work effectively. Mild dehydration in your dog can reduce endurance and strength, especially in hot weather conditions.

Hardworking sporting dogs benefit from higher proportions of fat in their diet. Why? Because, a dog’s metabolism relies primarily on fat for energy during rest and light to moderate intensity exercise.

Muscle power depends on protein. Not surprisingly, canine athletes that do not receive adequate dietary protein may suffer from fatigue and have a lackluster attitude and performance.

Active dogs, especially those that take part in endurance exercise, experience oxidative stress due to their prolonged increase in oxygen consumption.