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Dramatic changes to pet food labels proposed by AAFCO

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) recently released the latest version of some dramatic proposed changes to pet food labels and held a short period of public comment. We review some of the biggest proposed changes and provide our commentary.

What Treats Can I Give my Dog with Calcium Oxalate Stones?

It’s best to give no treats, but if treats are important or necessary, we have provided some options and strategies for dogs with a history of calcium oxalate stones.

“Preservative-Free” Pet Food?

Preservatives are essential ingredients in some forms of pet foods but they are surrounded by a great deal of misinformation.

All About Ash

Many pet owners can become concerned when they see “ash” listed as a percentage on the label of their pet’s food. We explain what is meant by ash and why it is not very useful, but also nothing to fear.

Three Creative (and Healthy!) Summer Treat Ideas for Your Dog

With the warmer summer months, here are a few of my favorite tips to provide refreshing treats to keep your pup cool and not unbalance their diet.

Test your Nutrition Know-How for Cats with Kidney Disease

How confident are you in your knowledge of how to best feed cats with chronic kidney disease? Take our quiz to find out whether your confidence is well-placed!

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