The Best Food for Your Pet

Stop reading your pet food ingredient list!

We discuss red flags in your pet food ingredient list – they may not be the ones that you expect!

Human Grade: Should pets eat the same food that we do?

Should your pet be eating “human grade” food? We discuss what the term human grade means as applied to pet food

Organic Pet Foods: Optimal Health or Overhyped?

Are organic pet foods healthier? We review the evidence

A broken heart: Risk of heart disease in boutique or grain-free diets and exotic ingredients

A recent increase in heart disease in dogs eating certain types of diets may shed light on the role of diet in causing heart disease. It appears that diet may be increasing dogs’ risk for heart disease because owners have fallen victim to the many myths and misperceptions about pet food.

Alligator, wild boar, ostrich – oh my!

Exotic proteins like ostrich, kangaroo, wild boar and alligator are all the rage right now, but are diets containing these ingredients helping your pet or merely hurting your wallet?

Confused About What to Feed Your Large Breed Puppy? New Rules May Help!

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has created new guidelines to help you better chose a diet for large breed puppies.

Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Pet’s Food

How can you tell about the quality and nutritional expertise of a pet food company? Here are some questions savvy owners should ask companies to select the best possible food for their pets.

Premium pet foods – are they worth the premium price?

Are premium pet foods worth the premium price, or can you save money without compromising your pet’s health? We discuss what premiumization means for pet food and why premium foods may not always be the best nutritional value.

Vegan Dogs – A healthy lifestyle or going against nature?

The story of a pet owner who was attacked online for posting a picture of her dog and describing her vegan dog diet has gone viral on social media. We discuss whether vegan diets are safe for dogs.

Should you make your own pet food at home?

An increasing number of pet owners are interested in cooking their pets’ food at home. We discuss what is involved in cooking for your pet and the pros and cons.

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