Trending Topics in Pet Nutrition

Out of options? What to do if your pet’s food is out of stock

COVID-19 has caused turmoil in people’s lives this past year, but it has also had an impact on our pets’ lives, most recently because of some pet foods being temporarily out of stock. Here are some thoughts on ways to prevent running out and what to do if you do end up in that situation.

Putting the brakes on a chowhound

Some pets eat way too quickly and this can result in health issues. We cover some tips for slowing down the food gulper in your life!

Did You Know? AAFCO Doesn’t Approve Pet Foods

There is no such thing as “AAFCO-approved” or “AAFCO-certified” pet foods!

Research Review: Comparing “senior” and “adult” cat diets

A recent study compared nutrient levels in cat foods marketed for senior cats versus those marketed for adult cats – we discuss their findings and the implications for feeding older cats.

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.

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.

Supermarket Surprises: Great Pet Food Options You Can Find at the Grocery Store

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.

Your Kitten’s Diet is Linked to her Health as an Adult

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.

Research Update: Testing for Food Allergies

Two recently published studies suggest that blood and saliva testing should not be used for the diagnosis of food allergies in dogs.

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?

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