All About Pet Food
February 7, 2023
Diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy: The cause is not yet known but it hasn’t gone away
A new FDA update provides more information on diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). While the specific cause is not yet known, the problem hasn’t gone away
December 19, 2022
Too hot? Too cold? Keeping your pet’s food temperature just right
What’s the best food temperature to keep your cat eating well? A new study provides some answers.
November 20, 2022
Dramatic changes to pet food labels proposed by AAFCO
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) recently released the latest version of some dramatic proposed changes to pet food labels and held a short period of public comment. We review some of the biggest proposed changes and provide our commentary.
September 19, 2022
“Preservative-Free” Pet Food?
Preservatives are essential ingredients in some forms of pet foods but they are surrounded by a great deal of misinformation.
August 17, 2022
All About Ash
Many pet owners can become concerned when they see “ash” listed as a percentage on the label of their pet’s food. We explain what is meant by ash and why it is not very useful, but also nothing to fear.
April 4, 2022
Think Your Pet has a Food Allergy? Eliminating Mistakes in Elimination Diet Trials
Although food allergies are uncommon in dogs and cats, the only way to diagnose them is with an elimination diet trial. Learn tips to avoid common mistakes and to plan a successful elimination diet trial.
January 31, 2022
Growth Guide: Keeping your Puppy on the Right Track
Growing puppies have very specific nutritional requirements that are different from those of adult dogs. Too much food can result in too fast growth, which can have lifelong consequences, especially for larger breed dogs. Using a growth chart can get (and keep) your pup’s growth on track.
January 17, 2022
Raw diets: Pet owners frequently underestimate human health risks
Pet owners do not always have an accurate perception of the human risk of foodborne illness from raw meat diets. A recent study highlights the gap between pet owner’s perceptions of their risk and their food safety practices
November 29, 2021
What’s the Best Food for your New Puppy?
While good nutrition is important for all dogs, it’s especially critical for growing puppies due to their special nutritional needs. Therefore, you’ll want to be sure you’re selecting best food for your new family member.
Follow this step-by-step guide to make sure you’re feeding the best possible food to your puppy.
September 27, 2021
Carb Confusion: Part 2 – Measuring and Comparing Carbohydrate in Pet Foods
The determination of the amount of carbohydrate in pet foods is more complicated than most pet owners realize. We review how carbohydrate is “measured” in pet food and the limitations of this process.