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The Secret to Playful, Energetic, Healthy Dogs

Making better food choices for your pet gives them a healthier body and a longer, happier life. Because the digestive track of a dog is relatively short, it's important for your dog to eat natural foods that can be digested quickly and easily absorbed into their body.

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Beauty isn't just Skin Deep: Great Fur Means a Healthy Dog

Nothing will give you a quicker insight into a dog's overall health than the condition of his coat. Healthy dogs have a gorgeous sheen and soft fur that immediately tells you they are well-groomed and well-nourished. On the other hand, dogs in poor health tend to have dull, coarse coats that may also have bald patches. Read on to learn what can cause dull fur and how you can improve the luster and softness of your dog's coat.

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8 Benefits of Fresh Dog Food

Pet owners may be dazzled by commercial dog food brands' low price tags, but the dollar signs exclude lots of important information. Namely, food produced commercially lacks the complete vitamins and other health benefits that come from fresh ingredients. Preservative-free, human-grade food available from 5th Avenue Dog, however, contributes to your dog's health and well-being in many ways. The following eight benefits of My Perfect Pet fresh dog food will have you upgrading Fido and Fifi's diets in no time.

How Can You Relieve Your Dog's Food Allergies?

We like to think of our dogs as members of the family, and just like the two-legged members, our dogs can develop allergies!

Food allergies are increasingly common in pets, and can cause discomfort, from diarrhea to scratching. Though some of your have taught your pups to “speak,” they can’t tell you everything; as a responsible owner, you need to be aware of food allergies, how they develop, what the signs are, and how you can combat them!

Recognizing and Treating Kidney Issues in Dogs

Renal disease, for those of us who aren’t medical professionals, is the technical term for Kidney disease. It may seem like a very ‘human’ issue, but kidney disease is quite common in dogs, especially as they get older (kidney problems become more common in pets over the age of 10).

Put an end to painful allergies with a high quality dog food

According to the Humane Society of the US, there were a reported 78.2 million dogs owned in the United States in 2012. Of those, at least 10% are reported to suffer from food allergies. If you do the math, that means allergies affect approximately 7.8 million dogs across the country. If your dog has experienced food allergies, you are not alone.

What do these words mean?

Now that you have started looking at labels a little more carefully, here are some terms and definitions that may help you decipher what these names mean which are in some of the major dog foods.

Look for these terms on pet food labels.


The Full Scoop on Your Dog's Poop

Digestibility is the key to this issue. Dry foods are not biologically appropriate for dogs - dogs, of any breed, do not eat corn or wheat. Furthermore, all kibbles and canned food are highly processed losing many of the nutrients in manufacturing. This results in these being only 30%, or less, digestible by your dog. This means that 70% or more of the food is coming out the back end. What a waste!

What is in our All Natural, Human Grade, Grain Free Dog Food?

Our ingredients list is simple. We NEVER use any meals, by products, fillers, artificial flavors or colors, or any processed foods of any kind. EVER. We believe the healthiest and most natural way to supply nourishment to the body is through fresh whole foods that are naturally high in healthy nutrients, the way nature intended. We do not need to add a long list of supplements to our food because we start with whole foods that have been carefully selected to offer the best nutrition for the dog's system - naturally.

Know Your Dog's Nutritional Needs

Dogs age approximately seven times faster than humans, making it even more critical for them to receive the nutrients they need in a food that is easy for their system to digest. This digestibility enables the dog to effectively process and absorb the required nutrients. Compare the nutrition that a growing child needs from birth through age seven to the first year of a dog's life. It is unrealistic to think that a dog can be fed low quality, highly processed foods and magically convert it into healthy nutrition as their delicate systems struggle to process it.

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