Pet Nutrition Basics

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.

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?

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.

Fiber Frustrations

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.

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

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.

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

The Dangers Lurking in Your Halloween Candy

Did you know that some of your favorite Halloween treats could be dangerous or even deadly to your dog?

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.

The Skinny on Fat: Part 2 – Essential fatty acids and inflammation

In the second part of a 2-part series on fat, we discuss the different types of fat and how they affect inflammation and health

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