Trending Topics in Pet Nutrition
July 7, 2021
Carb Confusion Part 1: The Role of Carbohydrate in Pet Foods
There is a lot of confusing and contradictory information out there about feeding carbohydrate to pets. We review the science of how dogs and cats utilize dietary carbohydrate.
May 24, 2021
Is it the food? Pet food-associated illness
Pet food-associated illness or “food poisoning” is rare in pets but can cause serious illness. We review some situations that should raise your suspicion for food-associated illness and the steps you should take to figure out the problem, treat your pet, and help prevent other pets from getting ill.
May 3, 2021
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.
January 18, 2021
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.
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.
June 22, 2020
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.
April 20, 2020
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.