Dog Nutrition and Care Articles


Meet Pet Valu’s Nutrition Expert, Dr. Dave Summers

As the nutrition expert for Pet Valu, Dr. Dave Summers educates customers through his articles in Companion magazine. As a […]

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Food Allergy vs. Food Sensitivity

How can you tell the difference – and does it really matter anyway? Although the incidence of food allergies in […]

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

By Dr. Dave Summers While there are many theories on why dogs eat grass, there has never been any proof […]

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6 Steps to Summer Safety

Summertime is fun time! There’s swimming, cottages and many good games of fetch. It’s easy to think of nothing but […]

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Defining a Holistic Pet Food

When I started as the in-house nutritionist at Pet Valu, I realized even with many years of experience working in […]

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Pet Food Primer

An introduction to the terminology you’ll see on your favorite bags of food. Pet Nutrition can be complicated. Pet food […]

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How Do I Know I am Feeding the Right Amount...

Judging how much to feed your pet can be difficult because of the large variation in the food requirements between […]

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Pets that Don’t Chew Their Food

Maybe ‘wolfing’ down our meals is unhealthy for pets and people. Does your dog or cat throw up whole, undigested […]

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Why do pet foods have fruits and vegetables in them

Dogs and cats are carnivores, so have you ever wondered why some pet foods contain fruits, vegetables and even herbs? […]

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