Dr. Jennifer Coates

Dr. Jennifer Coates

Dr. Jennifer Coates spent her early years in the Washington D.C. area before attending McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for her undergraduate training in biology. After graduation, she worked for several years in the fields of conservation and animal welfare before returning to her first love, veterinary medicine. She graduated with honors from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and has worked as an Associate Veterinarian and Chief of Staff in Virginia, Wyoming, and Colorado. Jennifer is also a prolific writer about all things pet-related and the published author of several short stories and books, including the Dictionary of Veterinary Terms, Vet-Speak Deciphered for the Non-Veterinarian. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and pets (not necessarily in that order). If she’s not working, she may have escaped into the great outdoors to hike, camp, ski, or engage in some restorative forest bathing. And while Colorado is her forever-home, she still loves to travel and explore all the other fascinating places and cultures that our pale blue dot has to offer.
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Clean Eating for Dogs with Nutro’s ‘Feed Clean’ Diets

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Clean Eating for Dogs with Nutro’s ‘Feed Clean’ Diets

Clean Eating for Dogs with Nutro’s ‘Feed Clean’ Diets

A clean diet is one of the most popular human dietary trends, and for good reason. Far from being a fad, a clean eating diet encompasses tried-and-true tenets, like avoiding highly-processed foods, and focuses the diet on whole foods that are free from contaminants—as close to their natural state as possible.

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5 Cat Health Conditions Veterinary Exclusive Diets Help Support

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5 Cat Health Conditions Veterinary Exclusive Diets Help Support

5 Cat Health Conditions Veterinary Exclusive Diets Help Support

Switching up your cat’s lifestyle, especially when illness strikes, is normal, and catering to your cat’s nutritional needs is vital. Here are five common cat health conditions that can be supported, at least in part, with a veterinary exclusive diet.

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Omegas for Dogs: What They Are, Benefits and Dosage

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Omegas for Dogs: What They Are, Benefits and Dosage

Just as in humans, healthy fats are an important part of your dog’s balanced diet. Healthy fats can provide energy, reduce inflammation, absorb vitamins, process hormones and promote brain and heart health. Omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids are all considered healthy fats. Certain human foods and dog foods contain some omegas, but perhaps the best way to ensure your dog is getting the omegas he needs is by giving him fish oil supplements.

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