Several years ago, my family’s beloved dog, Murphy, fell ill, and the veterinarians who examined her were perplexed as to what was wrong. Eventually, the doctors discovered that Murphy’s condition was due to a phosphorus imbalance and could be remedied through medication and a change in diet, from foods that contained beef, chicken, and turkey to venison and lamb and foods formulated as vegetarian.

This puppy may be in “puppy heaven,” but pet owners need to make sure that they do not overfeed their pets. Regular feeding schedules giving treats sparingly, and avoiding table scraps will help to keep pets trim and healthy.When the opportunity came up to write this article, I thought a little more about what happened to …

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