Science Says Dogs’ Digestive Systems Evolved with Humans

I know the "Dogs do not have the enzymes needed to digest grains!!!!!!!!!111!!!11" camp had to be hatin' this study which found that dogs' digestive systems evolved over time to better allow them to digest starchy food.  Now there's more bad news:  another study has found the same thing: The team then compared corresponding genes … Continue reading Science Says Dogs’ Digestive Systems Evolved with Humans

Discussion: Dog Food Wonkery, Now With Added Science!

Talking about feeding starchy foods to dogs is one of those things that tends to stir up controversy.  So let me state up front that this post is going to discuss feeding starchy foods (potatoes, grains, etc.) to dogs and I am neither encouraging nor discouraging anyone from changing whatever they choose to feed their … Continue reading Discussion: Dog Food Wonkery, Now With Added Science!

A Visit to the Emergency Vet and Why Billy is “Family Circus” Funny

Last night we took Graham to the emergency clinic for a suspected urinary tract infection.  She'd been having accidents in the house for about a week but last night was the first time we saw blood in the urine.  So we decided to take her in to get her started on antibiotics last night instead … Continue reading A Visit to the Emergency Vet and Why Billy is “Family Circus” Funny

Dinner at Chez Dog

For Christmas dinner, I made the dogs chicken noodle soup using some leftover yellow squash and baby carrots, egg noodles and of course, chicken.  After I snapped this photo, I topped the dish with some chopped hard-boiled egg.

Food for Sharing

Digital camera archives:  I found some pix of food I've made for the dogs which is great for sharing with humans.  I'm happy to post recipes (if I remember how I made any of these things, lawl) upon request.