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Helpful websites and web articles

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General interest sites for dog parents:

WebMD for Dogs: Probably the most well-rounded, well-designed all-around resource I’ve enountered. Gorgeous site.

VeterinaryPartner.com: Lots of articles by veterinarians, for other veterinarians and the general public, on all aspects of dog care.

Drs. Foster & Smith: Noted long-term veterinarians have posted more than 2,000 articles covering a huge range of topics. Also a source of dog pharmaceutical items and accessories.

Organic Pet Digest: “Your guide to natural and holistic care” – Common Dog Health Problems Symptoms & Natural Dog Remedies

Dog nutrition and foods:

VeterinaryPartner.com: “Obesity,” “The Pet Food Label” Part 1 and 2, and “The List of Ingredients,” all by Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP.

DogFoodScoop.com: A volunteer-run site that provides in-depth background information, manufacturer profiles and comparative analyses of dog foods.

DogAware.com: Lots of interesting information on dog nutrition and related issues.

“10 ‘People’ Foods for Dogs: Provide variety and a nutritional boost,” by Elizabeth Pask and Laura Scott, Modern Dog Magazine.

Dog Food Reviews: A volunteer-run site created by dental surgeon(!) Dr. Mike Sagman, applying his scientific research skills to the task of deciphering ingredient lists and other open-source information to rate top brands of dog food.  He began the site as an outgrowth of his fury over his suspicion that “approved” food killed his beloved rescue dog.

Criticism of AAFCO as a standard for safety:

“What’s Really in Pet Food?,” by Born Free USA, May 2007.

“Deconstructing the Regulatory Façade: Why Confused Consumers Feed their Pets Ring Dings and Krispy Kremes,” by Justine S. Patrick, third-year student at Harvard Law School, April 2006.

Things you should never allow your dog to eat:

WebMD: “Slideshow: Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat”

Drs. Foster & Smith: “Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Dog”

Things that can poison your dog:

WebMD: “Top 10 Dog Poisons”

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