Dog Nutrition


This collection of Dog Nutrition articles has been curated for you by Southern California Veterinary Group of the Inland Empire. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please call our hospitals directly.

Exploring Bloat in Dogs

Bloat in dogs is an extremely serious and dangerous medical condition that should be treated as a medical emergency. Even mild cases of bloat can turn fatal.

Although the causes of bloat are still not clear, the symptoms that occur are fairly consistent and are a sign that you should seek immediate medical attention.


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How to Choose the Right Treats for Your Dog

There are many types of “treats,” like praise and playing together. But let’s face it, when most pet owners think about treats, they’re thinking about the food! It’s fun to see that look of delight on your pup’s face when you offer something tasty!


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Does Your Pet Need a Probiotic?

If your dog or cat struggles with gastrointestinal (GI) health, probiotics may be just what the vet ordered.

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be introduced into the body to help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria. Just as live cultures in yogurt can help keep a human gut healthy, probiotics can also help maintain the natural balance of organisms (known as microflora) in a pet’s digestive tract.


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Netflix and Snack: What Foods are Safe to Share with your Dog

We all love sitting on the couch with something to snack on after a long day, but how many of us are guilty of sharing with our furry friends? Of course it's too easy to want to slip something over to your doe-eyed dog, but how can we be sure that what we’re sharing is safe? This is a list of foods that are not only safe for you and your dog to share, but they can also be good for your pup!


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Are Nut Butters Safe for Dogs?

It’s no secret that dogs love peanut butter.


You’ve seen the pet food aisles are filled with peanut butter flavored dog treats. Maybe you’ve even bought them. You might be one of those dog lovers who give your peanut butter-loving hound a stuffed kong to keep him happily occupied.


But in recent years, peanut allergies - in humans - are on the rise, so you have to think twice about where you might introduce those peanutty doggie treats. You certainly wouldn’t pull them out near a crowd of children.



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Veterinary Veggies: Should You Add Some Home Cooking to Your Pet’s Diet?

You and your pet both know the rule: No table food! On occasion, however, your vet may actually recommend human fare for your furry friend. What’s the deal?

Vegetables are an excellent source of antioxidants—dietary substances that can repair and prevent damage to the body’s cells—for both humans and animals. While antioxidants in tablet form only contain a handful of different antioxidants, vegetables can contain hundreds, many of which work together for an even more powerful effect.


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New Year's Resolutions You and Your Pet Can Enjoy Together!

Most personal New Year’s resolutions are centered on health and relationships. You may promise yourself that you'll work out regularly, eat healthier, or call your family more often. But what if you broadened your resolutions to include your pets? What would that look like? Could you find resolutions that would truly benefit both you AND your pets?

These resolutions are integrative in nature as they address various aspects of the pet’s well-being, such as diet, exercise and social and emotional needs.


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