Ask Dr. Alice: Read Your Food Labels

We think of our pets as family so when they get sick we panic and have a million questions. Well, no fear, Dr. Alice Weiss is here! Dr. Weiss has been working for 30 years as a licensed veterinarian and is here to answer any questions you may have about your best furry friends.

 

If you have a question for Dr. Alice about your pet, email it to: AskAlice@PetInsider.com.

 

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Finn demonstrates why you should look at dog-food labels and compare the different fiber content. Babka looks on like… whatever…I know all that already. If you live with a back yard and you are home a lot, then who cares. Bring on the fiber! But if you are in an apartment and it is harder to take your dog out, then compare those labels. And once you get the right food, you can stop blaming the dog. #butt . . . . @keepingfinn #finn #fantastic #fan #digging #digger #mischief #fun #Fart #poops #dirty #muddy #love #luv #pets #babe#poodle #doodle #mix #adorable #funny #no #furbaby #fur #curls #trouble #doubletrouble #cutie #cleanup

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Dear Dr. Alice,
My husband keeps getting the cheap dog food for our dog and it drives me crazy because she deserves better. How can I convince him to spend more? Sincerely, Spends a Lot

 

Dear Spends a Lot,
You actually do not need to buy the fancy foods for your pooch. Food is food. I mean, you could feed your dog people-food or you could feed your dog regular dog chow that is not boutiquey and pricey. Some of the big manufacturers really have GREAT research and cleanliness going on in their manufacturing sites. The best thing always, is to read the labels. If your food has a LOT of fiber, your dog may just be pooping it out faster and so there may be less nutrition and more poops for you to clean up. So you just need to read those labels and compare labels too!!

 

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Dr. Alice has spent her life embracing and advocating the animal human bond through her work as a traditional and a public health veterinarian, a writer, and vlogger on dogsenjoylife. Some people love expensive vacations and shopping but all Dr. Alice needs is time with her pets.