I often hear from pet owners, breeders, and even veterinarians about how they’ve selected a particular pet food based on the food’s guaranteed analysis. The “guaranteed analysis” is required information on all dog and cat food labels and sounds very official and scientific. While the guaranteed analysis does provide a tiny bit of information, in reality, it’s not very useful. ...
If you’re like most pet owners, you buy a bag of pet food, open it, and pour it into a container for storage. But it turns out that this common practice may make your pet’s food less nutritious and potentially expose your pet to health risks....
Good quality pet foods can be found at many retailers, including grocery and mass market stores. Here are some tips for selecting a good food no matter what your price range or favorite store. ...
What our pets eat has an important impact on their overall health, but it’s not just what they’re eating now. What our pets ate as puppies and kittens - and even what their mother ate - may increase or decrease their risk of diseases later in life....
Two recently published studies suggest that blood and saliva testing should not be used for the diagnosis of food allergies in dogs. ...
The type and amount of protein are common marketing strategies for commercial pet foods. How do you know if your pet is getting enough?...
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 ...
Over one hundred cats in the UK became infected with a bacteria that causes tuberculosis from eating a raw cat food ...
Dr. Heinze recently was interviewed by The Washington Post for an article about feeding pets vegetarian diets...
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...