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Articles on Dog Health and Nutrition

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I write articles for the Whole Dog Journal on both health and nutrition topics. I also wrote the Cook's Corner column on topics related to homemade diets for Dog World from January through December 2010, and continued to write feature articles on canine nutrition topics for Dog World until the magazine shut down in 2012. All of my articles are posted here six months after publication.

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I regret that I no longer have much time to respond to questions. See my Contact page for more information. My name is Mary Straus and you can email me at either or


Rocky is a Yorkie-Poodle mix who had suffered from digestive problems his whole life. Click on his image to read about the diet his owner finally found to help him.
Pashoshe Fisher, a Chihuahua, was a wonderful, joyful companion to his owner for 19 & a half years. He was on a high quality raw diet for over half his life.
This is Ella, my Norwich Terrier.