While you may have heard us say “pets need nutrients, not ingredients,” what exactly are those essential nutrients? Here’s a breakdown of all the essential nutrients according to the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) that are required for foods to be called complete and balanced for adult and growing cats and dogs...
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...
What's the best food temperature to keep your cat eating well? A new study provides some answers....
Preservatives are essential ingredients in some forms of pet foods but they are surrounded by a great deal of misinformation. ...
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....
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. ...
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....
Minerals in pet food can come from the main ingredients or be added as concentrated inorganic or chelated supplements. We review the differences in these sources so that pet owners can better understand the ingredients in their pet's food. ...
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. ...
Recently published research studies are shedding light on diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. ...