Nutritional Facts

With Dr. Randall Johnson

At Do 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

PEAS – EXPOSING THE SCIENCE BEHIND THIS POWERFUL PLANT PROTEIN

There has been a lot of well-meaning, albeit misguided information about pea protein and pet nutrition. Therefore, I am modifying an article I previously wrote, providing you – the pet parent – with updated research on the subject. I aim to clarify the health benefits of this little spherical legume. [...]

By admin-1   |   October 19, 2020   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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MEET & GREET THE MERITS OF THE HUMBLE BEET

time, there has been new scientific research on the subject. We wanted to make you aware of these new findings and how D.O.G.’s use of this root vegetable helps improve the overall health of dogs. [...]

By admin-1   |   September 25, 2020   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. STEPHANIE CLARK (Part II)

This month we conclude our interview with Dr. Stephanie Clark, who is an equally dedicated pet parent and scientist. Dr. Clark is a co-author of a recently published literature review in the Journal of Animal Science. This peer-reviewed journal article entitled, "Review of canine dilated cardiomyopathy in the wake of diet-associated concerns," showed no conclusive correlation between grain-free dog food and DCM. [...]

By admin-1   |   August 24, 2020   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. STEPHANIE CLARK (Part I)

As many of you know, our mission is to Do Only Good for the health of all dogs and the planet. It has also been our mission to keep you informed of any updates regarding the FDA's report of two years ago regarding the disease dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Recently, a literature review published in the Journal of Animal Science showed no fixed correlation between grain-free dog food and DCM. We sat down with one of the journal articles authors, Dr. Stephanie Clark, to discuss not only her research but her views as a devoted pet parent and the importance of animal nutrition. [...]

By admin-1   |   July 20, 2020   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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Obesity in Dogs

Since the COVID-19 pandemic and being homebound, many of us have probably provided our beloved pets with more treats/food than usual. On the surface, this may seem a bit harmless (considering your dog is perhaps taking more walks now); however, in the United States, there is an increasing problem with dog obesity. Therefore, this subject needs to be taken more seriously. [...]

By admin-1   |   June 19, 2020   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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HERBS: SMALL PLANTS – BIG HEALTH BENEFITS

By now, we are all aware that herbs have more uses than just in culinary pursuits. Herbs are used also for both aromatic and medicinal purposes. The volatile or essential oils which come from herbs give each plant its distinctive scent. Often the therapeutic usage of herbs can support the health of our canines. However, it must be made clear that herbs should be given to your dog in controlled amounts, as various planet species can be toxic. [...]

By admin-1   |   May 18, 2020   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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FATTY ACIDS AND WHY THEY ARE ESSENTIAL

We all now know consuming too much fat is not good for us. However, we humans and our beloved pets require fats within our diet for healthy physical development and to provide the energy we need to live and thrive. [...]

By admin-1   |   April 21, 2020   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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DIVING DEEPER INTO THE IMPORTANCE OF MINERALS IN YOUR PET’S DIET

In an earlier Nutrition Facts Article on minerals, I discussed what chelation was and its importance for improved bioavailability of minerals in a diet. Now I would like to dig deeper into this subject by examining things like antagonistic interactions, diet efficiency, environmental concerns, and impurities. [...]

By admin-1   |   March 21, 2020   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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MIXING IT UP – THE BENEFITS OF A COMBINATION DIET FOR YOUR PET

Happy New Year! Perhaps like me, you were exposed to an array of food choices throughout the holiday season.  Having a selection of options (healthy ones, especially) keeps our meals enjoyable and diverse.  This opportunity to experience different kinds of food, not only in taste but in texture, can be beneficial for your dog as well. [...]

By admin-1   |   January 22, 2020   |   Categories: Nutrition   |  

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