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Dana Brown, DVM

Dana Brown, DVM
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Dana is a qualified veterinarian with background in animal care and training sciences and an avid writer on the topics of dog health. Her range of expertise is wide but her primary focus in on animal nutrition and specifically dog foods.

Epileptic Seizures in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatments

Epileptic seizures in dogs occur due to electrical storms in different areas of the dog's brain. This can cause a full, or partial seizure...

Kidney Failure in Dogs: A Science-based Guide

The condition known as kidney failure in dogs usually occurs from injury, infection or disease of the kidney. This can result in either a...

The Role of Zinc in Dogs

The trace element zinc is often overlooked when it comes to the nutrition of today’s pet canine. While the consumption of the correct amount...

11 Stomach Problems in Dogs: How to Prevent and Treat Them

Gastrointestinal and stomach problems in dogs are quite common and they often range from mild and barely noticeable to very serious and even life-threatening....

Muscle Atrophy in Dogs: Causes, Prevention and Treatments

Muscle atrophy is a medical condition in which the mass of muscles deteriorates, sometimes in localized areas and other times affecting multiple. Signs of...

Understanding Dog Food: Do You Know What’s in There?

Knowing exactly what is in your dog's food is essential if you're trying to provide your pets with the best quality diet possible and ensure...

8 Causes of Bloody Diarrhea in Dogs

When your dog has bloody diarrhea, it can be scary knowing that this could be the symptom of a life threatening condition. But, in...

Vet’s Tips for Pet Store Owners: How to Advise Customers on...

Pet store owners are often the first people that dog owners turn to for advice on the proper diet for their canines. So, what's...

The Vet’s Guide on Flea Pills for Dogs

There is a large variety of flea preventative products for dogs available today. Not every product is right for every pet, however, and it...

Feeding Dogs With Renal Disease and Kidney Problems

Kidney disease in dogs is a progressive condition that affects up to 10% of geriatric dogs, and some breeds in earlier life as a congenital...

9 Tips on Feeding Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs

Many dogs present symptoms of a sensitive stomach such as flatulence, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. In some cases, this can lead to malnutrition and...

6 Most Common Homemade Dog Food Ingredients

Cooking for dogs from scratch is becoming the go-to approach for many pet owners. While some recipes might end up costly, others will turn...

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Comparing Costs of Fresh Dog Food Delivery vs. Store-bought Kibble

Knowing how much it will cost each month to feed your dog a specific type and/or brand of food, based on the dog’s weight,...
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A dog’s dental hygiene may not be at the top of the priority list when it comes to caring for your pet, but it...

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Even mentioning the word „cancer“ instills fear in dog owners and makes them think of the worst possible scenarios, and most commonly their pet's...
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