Health and Nutrition

The Research on the Power of Nature


Research – The power of nature: What’s that? Dear friends, it is with pleasure that I announce the publication – on an international scientific journal (Journal of Immunology Research) – of one of the most important researches realized by SANYpet’s Department of Research and Development – under the guide of immunologist  Prof. Giuseppe Terrazzano – […]



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The Role of Intensive Farming


The geometric expansion of intensive farming has made me suspect a decisive role of the drugs used in large quantities in this type of farming. Intensive farming, because of their characteristic of amassing numerous animals in confined spaces, requires continuous drug use to prevent diseases from developing. Nature, in fact, when faced with a supernumerary […]



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Possible Causes of the Increase of Aggression in Dogs


I am not an ethologist, but from more than 30 years of clinical experience, I have witnessed the increase in the aggressive behavior in dogs. Fioroni, an author of a famous dog encyclopedia, gave repeatedly serene descriptions of every breed. Of course, the subjects studied were of good character, and always balanced. When this animal […]



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Nutrition During Pregnancy


During the pregnancy period, which has an indicative duration of 63 days, it’s necessary that the female is fed quality food with high digestibility and desirability and meets her nutritional needs. The nutrition must have an adequate percentage of fatty acids Omega3 and must address the needs of the gestation, childbirth, and lactation periods. The […]



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Nutrition During Lactation


It is important to consider the increased need for high quality nutrition when female dogs are nursing puppies. During the lactation phase, which lasts about 6 to 7 weeks, high energy nutrition is especially critical for the nursing mother. When lactation begins, the mother should have a high Body Condition Score which must be maintained […]



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Why Dogs Are Rarely Allergic to Fish


Allergies in dogs and cats are less common than people might think. Various diseases are commonly attributed to allergic reactions to chicken, pork, beef, rabbit and others, but quite often the food intolerance is not to the protein but to the presence of antibiotic residues coming from an intensive farming system. The meats that small […]



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The Post Weaning Period


In the post weaning period, puppies need a high quantity of energy and protein, the correct ratio of calcium and phosphor, and all other essential substances for their growth and the adequate development of their tissues (muscles, connective, nervous). These nutritive substances also have to satisfy the homeostasis maintenance. A higher energy and protein content […]



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The Importance of the Right Nutrition for Breeders


The Breeding process begins with a practical character test by which dogs are evaluated by their physical beauty and current state of health. Unfortunately, nutrition is often overlooked and too much emphasis is placed upon the genetics of the parents. Providing proper nutrition for both the male and female is vital, as it will affect […]



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Lactation


The colostrum product from the mother in the first 72 hours of the puppies life is essential to give the passive immunity to the newborns and to protect them from external factors. The puppy is able to absorb the intact immunoglobulin only during the first 48 hours. The milk from the mother is highly nutritious […]



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Puppy Weaning


Weaning puppies can occur in a spontaneous and natural way, with no need to force. However, it’s common practice among breeders to begin weaning around four weeks old. The weaning should be done by gradually feeding by tube as an alternative to breastfeeding. To wean properly, introduce the solid food diet gradually, starting from the […]



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