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Evidence Round-Up: Do Dogs Need Carbs?

[This article is part of our “Evidence Round-Up” series, the purpose of which is to explain what published, peer-reviewed scientific papers and other credible evidentiary sources have to say about common nuggets of canine health and fitness “wisdom.”  If there’s a topic you’d like to see covered in the next installment of the series, please […]

The Varsity Pets 10,000-Foot Guide To Calories and Chemical Energy

Energy powers everything your dog does. Not “like everything,” but literally everything.  Jumping, running, barking, eating, drinking, panting, slobbering, feeling excited when she sees you, learning a new command, snoring like a chainsaw, growling at the delivery guy, pooping in the living room, fighting off an infection, blinking her eyes, dragging a sled across the […]