Pet Nutrition Basics
December 28, 2020
What Is Guaranteed about the Guaranteed Analysis?
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.
October 26, 2020
The Scoop on Storing Pet Food
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.
December 30, 2019
Pondering Pet Protein: How much protein should my pet get?
The type and amount of protein are common marketing strategies for commercial pet foods. How do you know if your pet is getting enough?
December 16, 2019
Pet Food Decisions: How Do You Pick Your Pet’s Food?
Owners are passionate about their pets’ nutrition, but often make mistakes because of the confusing and often conflicting information. Find out how to use your passion responsibly to make the best decisions about your pet’s diet.
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.
June 10, 2019
Make “Cents” of Your Pet Food Budget by Calculating Pet Food Costs
Price per can or pound of dry food is not the most accurate way to compare pet food prices. We help you figure out how much your pet food is really costing
December 18, 2018
Cats are not Small Dogs: Unique Nutritional Needs of Cats
Different from dogs, who are omnivores (meaning they are designed to eat a combination of animal and plant foods), cats are carnivores and have unique metabolism compared to many other domestic animals.
November 16, 2018
When Less is More: Sensible Use of Supplements
Even if the dietary supplements you are giving your pet are high quality and safe, using multiple products increases the risk to your pet
April 28, 2018
The A-B-C’s of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a nutrient we associate with helping the immune system and fighting off colds and keeping people healthy, but is this the same for dogs and cats? Let’s look at the A-B-C’s of vitamin C in pets.