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Nutrition articles by Dr. Marie:

Every day in my office I have multiple conversations about the quality of pet foods. People are so confused! My clients get advice from me and then go to the pet store only to be told that the vet is wrong and really they should be buying "XYZ Brand" Premium Dog food. My goal in writing these articles is to put to rest some of the misbeliefs that are on the internet. - Dr. Marie, Veterinarian, and creator of

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In this article Dr. Marie discusses what the definitions of chicken and chicken by-products are on a label. Are by-products simply chicken feet and beaks? Is "fresh boneless chicken" better?

Is corn a really bad ingredient to have in pet food? Does it cause allergies and behavior problems? See what the facts say!

More nutrition articles coming soon....

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Dr. MarieDr. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Dr. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. She has been a vet since 1999.

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