Nutrition: Why treading lightly is often the best approach

Some clients may lean toward raw food diets for the wrong reason – like soulful puppy dog eyes.  Photo: Anna-av/Bigstock

On a first well-puppy visit, we do our best to welcome the new pup with open arms, lots of treats, and little freebies to get them started. So as not to forget any crucial conversation topics (as we are want to when faced with so much cuteness), I’ve posted exam room checklists of miscellaneous new pup concerns. These include innocuous items like socialization, breed-related healthcare, microchipping, etc. Pretty vanilla stuff — until, that is, you get to the topic of actually feeding the baby.

Of all the seemingly nontoxic puppy topics, nutrition has evolved into the one area I’ve learned to tread l...


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