Fast food for pooches: How to safely feed your pup if you’ve run out of food

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It pays to learn which items in the pantry and refrigerator can serve as substitutes when commercial dog foods are unavailable. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Healthy foods are essential for the well-being of companion animals. Many pet owners turn to premade foods because they are readily available and can fulfill nutrition requirements for pets. But the convenience of premade foods has been compromised during the pandemic, when empty shelves have become the norm. The pandemic has disrupted supply chains, slowed down shipping times and caused other interruptions. For some pet parents, this may mean that they are unable to get the dog foods they normally purchase before their existing supply runs out. Because of that uncertainty, it pays to learn which items in the pantry and refrigerator can serve as substitutes when commercial dog foods are unavailable. According to Dr. Korinn Saker, veterinarian and associate professor of n
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