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Pets bless us with their companionship and unconditional love. That’s why Mercola Healthy Pets has partnered with DogRisk to fund a huge study. This is university-based research focusing on the relationship between different diseases and food.

Dog Risk Awareness Week


In December 2009, the DogRisk Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) was launched. It was developed by Dr. Anna Hielm-Björkman at the Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine and microbiologist, Shea Beasly. The idea was to get a longitudinal “snapshot” of what dogs had been eating, where they lived, how active they had been, their phenotype and their diseases. The goal is to see the relationship between these factors and the diseases. The FFQ also contains a lot of covariates so that they can model the disease and environmental/diet associations.

In short, the aim of the DogRisk project is to evaluate the impact of diet and other environmental factors on diseases in dogs. The first clinical study was a food trial (2013 to 2014) and new trials are planned constantly!

I’m tremendously excited to announce that from November 5th to 12th, a portion of all sales at Mercola.com will be donated to the DogRisk Research Group.

So, while you shop this week, know that each purchase will contribute to this very worthwhile cause.

“DogRisk - A research project about nutritional, environmental and genetic factors behind canine diseases.”

To Donate Directly, CLICK HERE.


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