Optimum Nutrition

Improve the Lifespan of your Dog or Cat

By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. Optimum Nutrition, Health & Longevity If you want to improve either the health or the lifespan of your dog or cat you’re definitely not alone. Every day, hundreds of thousands of…


An Analysis of Today's Pet Food

Feeding the Dog & Cat Pet food manufacturers would have you believe that their packaged, highly-processed diets provide adequate amounts of nutrition to achieve and maintain optimum pet health… just like a fast…


Life Stage Pet Nutrition

Growing Puppies and Kittens The primary nutritional goal during growth is to assure full genetic potential where healthy organs, strong muscles, tendons and bones are achieved. Most pet owners have a tendency to…


Nutritional Requirements of the Dog & Cat

American society as a whole has become increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition and its effect on health. The information is readily available everywhere you look. The fact that so many of us choose not to…


Major Factors Affecting Pet Nutrition

Factors affecting nutrition: Optimum Nutrition is a key element in raising a healthy dog or cat. Some of the many factors affecting pet nutritional requirements include: 1. Breed 2. Age 3. Gender Intact Spayed or…


The Evolution of the Dog and Cat

The History of Modern Dogs Class – Mammalia (mammals) Order – Carnivora (meat eaters) Family – Canidae (dog family) Genera – Canus (all canines) Species – Familiaris (modern dog) According to historians the order…


Understanding Pet Health

By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. What is Pet Health? The typical medical definition is simply the absence of any clinical disease. I believe Pet Health is much more than the absence of disease… For me, pet health…