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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Guide to Dog Nutrition, Dog Food, and Dog Treats for Your Australian Shepherd

By Anton Hout, author of The Guide to Aussie Training & Care

Dog nutrition is one of the most important aspects of your Aussie's health. You do not want to underestimate the importance of good nutrition for dogs. Read through the following articles on canine nutrition to get background info, tips and recipes to help keep your Australian Shepherd happy and healthy.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Notice

DCM is a heart condition that has been reportedly linked to certain low carbohydrate dog foods. However, the FDA has still not confirmed a specific cause and its latest study is also inconclusive. As such, at the time of this writing (July 16, 2020) there have still not been any recalls. For further information see: FDA, Dog Food Advisor article, and an article by Daniel Schulof, the founder and CEO of KetoNatural Pet Foods, Inc. addressing potential Bad Science and Financial Conflicts of Interest Plaguing the FDA's Investigation Into "Grain-Free" Pet Foods and Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

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Below you'll find dog nutrition information and tips about the best dog food brands, supplements, diet products, and healthy homemade dog food recipes for your Australian Shepherd.

General Dog Nutrition

Australian Shepherd in the heathland.

What Is a Keto Diet And How Can It Help My Dog?

A keto diet is a relatively new approach that many dog owners are following in order to help with health issues.

Australian Shepherd with carrot in her mouth.Provide A Proper Canine Diet With These Tips

A good canine diet can mean different things depending on the breed, age, health and activity level of your dog.

Commercial Dog Food

Australian Shepherd smiling and running across field.

How To Choose The Best Dog Food Brands

Choosing the best dog food brands can be very confusing. Let's look at how to decide on the best food for your dog.

Australian Shepherd looking at fresh dog food.

Why Choose a Fresh Dog Food Brand for Your Aussie?

What are the best fresh dog foods and should you switch your dog over to a fresh diet? With more and more fresh alternatives, it's worth discussing the difference they can make for your dog's health.

Australian Shepherd lying in a meadow full of pink flowers.

Are BIXBI Dog Food and Treats Really "Damn Near Perfect"?

BIXBI dog food and BIXBI treats are all sourced and created in the USA with only the freshest of ingredients. So what is all the buzz about and does this brand really stand out from the pack?

Australian Shepherd by lake, licking lips.

What Makes Acana Dog Food Stand Out?

Acana dog food takes great pride in its biologically appropriate foods produced in their own award-winning kitchens.

Australian Shepherd laying in a meadow.

What's So Great About Annamaet Dog Food?

Annamaet dog food is a family owned and operated company that excels by putting the nutritional needs of dogs first.

Australian Shepherd with hills and forest in background.

Can You Trust Fromm Dog Food With Your Dog's Nutrition?

Fromm dog food has a record of quality which has lasted for several generations, earning high marks from pet owners.

Black-tri Australian Shepherd running along shore of lake.

Ketona Dog Food By KetoNatural Among Best-Reviewed Dog Foods

Ketona dog food, from KetoNatural Pet Foods was created with one primary goal: improving dog nutrition of dog and puppy food by limiting carbohydrate intake. Can ketogenic or keto food help your dog?

Australian Shepherd leaning over a rock.

Should You Consider Giving Merrick Dog Food A Try?

Merrick dog food has taken its place among the top brands on the market today, but how did it earn its reputation?

Australian Shepherd in high grass on side of hill.

What Makes Nature's Variety Dog Food So Special?

Nature's Variety dog food was created with the nutritional needs of dogs in mind, no matter what their stage of life.

Dog Food Ingredients

Lady in pet store holding a bag of dog food.

AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles and What They Mean

What are the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles and why should they matter to you as a responsible dog owner? Make sure that your Aussies are getting the best, most nutritious diet that they possibly can.

Understanding Dog Food Nutrition Labels
Dog food nutrition can be confusing. But learning about dog food nutrition is one of the most important things you will do to ensure the health of your dog.

Dog Food Ingredients – What’s in the Bag?
Dog food ingredients vary from one company to the next. Some are wholesome and pure. Others are not so great. Learn more about choosing the best dog food with the best dog food ingredients.

What You Should Know About Dog Food Ingredients
Overview of dog food ingredients and choosing a healthy, nutritionally sound dog food for your Aussie.

Commercial Dog Food Secrets
Introduction to the shocking ebook that exposes secrets of the commercial dog food industry. We would never knowingly cause harm to our dogs but without knowing the dangers of feeding a poor quality commercial dog food we can in fact be slowly killing them and making them vulnerable to a host of diseases.

Natural Dog Food and Treats

Homemade dog treats on a cookie sheet.Why Choose A Homemade Dog Treat?
A homemade dog treat may not seem necessary, but it is just better to make treats for your dog, for many reasons.

Homemade dog treats spilling from a glass jar.Dog Treat Recipe Ingredients To Avoid
Is your dog treat recipe safe? Remember to use caution when including certain ingredients to avoid any problems.

Some ingredients for homemade dog food.

Homemade Dog Food for Your Australian Shepherd

Homemade dog food is a healthy alternative to questionable commercial dog foods. Learn about making your own homemade dogfood and homemade dog treats with these tips, videos and recipes (you can even submit your own).

Red Australian Shepherd Houston.

Homemade Dogfood For The Health Of Your Australian Shepherd

Making homemade dogfood has its own rewards. Your dog will love homemade dogfood and you for making it for them. With a plan making homemade dog food doesn't have to be difficult.

Take Control With Healthy Homemade Dog Treats
It's easy to make healthy homemade dog treats, but not all ingredients are safe. Learn more and create your own healthy dog treat recipes.

Best Bully Sticks for Dogs
Bully Sticks for Dogs are not created equal. Find out more about bully sticks and the best bully sticks for your dog.

The Wysong Dog Food Difference
Wysong Dog Food takes health and dog nutrition very seriously. They have been in business since 1979 and has been a leader in natural dog food and holistic dog health care and nutrition. While some businesses put profits first Wysong has continued to be successful because it puts the quality of its products first.

Homemade Dog Treats | Recipes and Tips
Homemade dog treats are a great way to save money while ensuring your dog has nutritious and delicious rewards when you train.

Dogs Like Homemade Dogfood
Making Homemade Dogfood Has Its Own Rewards. Your dog will love homemade dogfood and you for making it for them. With a plan making homemade dog food doesn't have to be difficult.

Red merle Australian Shepherd in wheat field.

Why Choose All Natural Dog Food for Your Australian Shepherd?

All natural dog food sounds great, but finding a food that merits this description can be a daunting task. So, where does that leave dog owners and is it necessary to choose natural food for your Aussie?

Black Australian Shepherd, Loki, enjoying the evening sun.

The Advantages Of Natural Dogfood For Your Australian Shepherd

Considering a natural dogfood diet for your Australian Shepherd? There are some things you need to consider with natural dog food to make sure you get the results you want and keep your Aussie healthy.

Australian Shepherd on ice-covered, windy beach.

Freeze-Dried Dog Food: Is It The Right Choice For Your Dog?

Are you considering trying freeze-dried dog food or treats? Keeping your Aussie happy and healthy begins with ensuring that he's got the best diet possible and many brands offer freeze-dried options.

Tips for Creating Homemade Dog Food Recipes
Homemade dog food recipes are a popular option for those wary of the contents of most store-bought dog foods. But creating your own dog food recipes can also be hazardous if you don't know what you're doing. Here are a couple of important tips to keep in mind.

Homemade Dog Food Tips and Recipes
Overview of dog food ingredients to avoid, video by Dr. Andrew Jones showing how to make a simple, balanced fish and sweet potato home diet for your dog and homemade dog food recipes and treats.

Raw Dog Food

Raw Dog Food Diet: Pros and Cons of a BARF Diet
Is a raw dog food diet right for your dog? Learn more about the controversial BARF diet before starting your dog on a new raw dog food diet. There are pros and cons to this dog nutrition approach.

Dog Food Related Health Issues

Two Australian Shepherds running at a park.

Obesity In Dogs: What You Need To Know

Fat dogs are often seen as cute or comical, but obesity is just as serious an issue for our dogs as it is for us.

The Likely Causes of Dog Food Allergies
Dog food allergies are more common than you may realize. The signs of a dog food allergy may be mistakenly blamed on something else. Get the facts and keep your dog healthy.

Dog Vitamins and Supplements

Dog Vitamin and Dog Supplement Guide
Does your dog need a dog vitamin or a dog supplement to stay healthy or slow the progress of degenerative disease?

Australian Shepherd running on grass.

Does Your Pet Really Need A Dog Supplement?

Using a dog supplement has become a popular choice but what supplements should you use and are they necessary?

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