Nutritional Facts

With Dr. Randall Johnson

At Dog Only Good, we understand the power of science-backed nutrition.  This is why we have partnered with Dr. Randall Johnson, one of the foremost pet nutritionists in the industry, to provide you – the pet parent – with the latest scientific information regarding pet nutrition.

Dr. Johnson has over 36 years of business and academic experience in animal nutrition.  He is a registered professional animal scientist, a diplomat in the American College of Animal Nutrition, a professional member of the Institute of Food Technology, the American Society of Animal Science, and the American Association of Veterinary Nutrition. He has trained over 200 nutritionists and their staffs in over 26 countries on how to formulate pet diets.

With his extensive knowledge of pet food nutrition and formulation, Dr. Johnson’s articles will keep you well-informed and aid you in choosing the optimal diet for your pets.

If you have further questions after reading the articles, please click the “Ask Dr. Johnson” button and he will be happy to help you.

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Featured Articles


As we move into the months of warmer weather and increased outdoor activities with our pets, I thought it wise to visit the subject of hydration and the dangers of dehydration. [...]

By admin-1   |   May 14, 2019   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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As many of you know, I have dedicated my life to animal nutrition. Over the years, I have seen my share of erroneous information not based on scientific research. However, in recent years this trend has increased dramatically due to the internet. [...]

By admin-1   |   April 12, 2019   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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Beet Pulp

Beet pulp is the dried fibers left from the extraction of its sugars for human use as a sweetener. Most animal nutrition researchers consider beet pulp an excellent moderately fermentable fiber source that has pre-biotic properties.  [...]

By admin-1   |   March 11, 2019   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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As many of you are aware, in July of 2018, the FDA stated they were investigating a possible correlation between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and ingredients contained in certain pet foods and taurine deficiency. Although the FDA study is a theory and in its early stages, this letter is to provide you with the latest information available on this subject. [...]

By admin-1   |     |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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Dog Meal

It is rare that we humans think of the word ‘meal’ beyond what we see on our plates and put in our pet’s bowl. However, understanding the word ‘meal’ within the ingredient list on a dog food bag can bewilder even the most astute pet parents – with little wonder. The ingredients of pet foods [...]

By admin-1   |   January 21, 2019   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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As pet parents, we want to provide our dogs with the best nourishment to enhance their health and well-being. We do this by monitoring the diet, exercise and changing energy levels in our pets. L-carnitine plays a key nutritional role in maintaining the health of our four-legged friends. L-carnitine has shown improved exercise performance, as [...]

By admin-1   |   October 1, 2018   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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A Closer Look At Carrageenan

Carrageenan is a seaweed-derived food ingredient that is commonly used the world over. Carrageenan is extracted from red seaweed and is a hydrocolloid. Long extolled for its thickening properties; it has a wide range of applications and is used in a variety of foods. Carrageenan is obtained from a type of red seaweed. This seaweed [...]

By admin-1   |   August 5, 2018   |   Categories: Ingredients, Nutrition, Proteins   |   Tags:

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Pea Protein in Pet Food

Pea protein is almost a near perfect protein of essential amino acids, plus pea protein provides additional vitamins, minerals and fiber that a pet needs in its daily diet. However, peas are lower in a few important amino acids; methionine, tryptophan, and valine. This means that other sources of these amino acids must be supplemented [...]

By admin-1   |   July 31, 2018   |   Categories: Ingredients, Nutrition, Proteins   |   Tags:

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Salt in Pet Food

Salt is made up of Sodium and Chloride, both of which are essential nutrients for the dog and cat and need to be in their daily diet. Sodium is involved in the regulation of body fluids and the osmotic balance of these fluids. Salt is valuable as it can effect taste and help with water [...]

By admin-1   |   July 23, 2018   |   Categories: Ingredients, Nutrition, Proteins   |   Tags:

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