The Best Food for Your Pet
November 4, 2019
Fiber can be frustrating because of the many different types and effects as well as the inaccuracy of most measurements of fiber in pet foods. We explain the common types of fiber and the ways that it can be reported in foods.
October 16, 2019
Think Twice: Reasons to Avoid a Home-cooked Diet
Considering a home-cooked diet or already feeding one? They may not always be in your pet’s best interest. Make sure you are avoiding common pitfalls and are feeding the best diet for your pet’s situation
September 25, 2019
Figuring Out Food Sensitivities
Many pets may have mild gastrointestinal signs with diet changes or related to being fed certain diets, supplements, or treats. Once major medical issues are ruled out, here’s a step-by-step plan to get to the bottom of things.
May 28, 2019
Asking the Right Questions to Make Informed Decisions about Pet Foods
We’re big fans of the WSAVA guidelines for selecting pet foods and there is a new online tool from the Pet Nutrition Alliance that allows you to see answers from pet food manufacturers to some of the questions WSAVA recommends asking about your pet’s food
June 4, 2018
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.
May 15, 2017
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?
February 24, 2017
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.