This will conclude the ten tips on finding good nutrition information on the internet via Dr. Lisa Freeman, DVM PhD, DACVN of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. You can find the first 5 tips here.
6) Check to see if most of the information on the site is purely anecdotal. Anecdotes do have some value but widespread advice based totally on anecdotes does not. You want some evidence based medicine behind the information.
7) Beware of dog food rating websites. These sites are generally not run by someone with a veterinary or canine nutrition background. You wouldn't take training advice for your Belgian from someone who raises goldfish for a living, so why trust nutrition advice from someone with no nutrition background? Also, in general, the criteria used to rate foods are based on anecdotes - not science - on many of these sites.
8) Always be suspicious when a very easy and quick answer is offered for a difficult problem. Sadly, the odds of a simple supplement curing a Belgian with epilepsy are very small. As your grandmother always said, "If ti sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
9) Your veterinarian should be able to provide you with good sites for canine nutritional information. An excellent resource is the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's internet information through its Nutrition Toolkit. This resource covers "The Savvy Dog Owners Guide to Nutrition on the Internet" and "Selecting the Best Food for Your Pet". The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section on the Tufts Nutritional Service site also has some useful information abotu nutrition for your Belgian.
10) This tip overlaps tip #8. Be very, very skeptical of the amazing claims you read on some websites - especially if those websites are in the business of selling the exact "cure" they are espousing. Surprisingly, pet owners who refuse to accept peer reviewed research if a dog food company is one of the sponsors are often open to claims with no scientific backup at all. Do your homework - be educated! Your Belgian will thank you as he consumes his perfect meal.