The Best Food for Your Pet

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

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.

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

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.

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