Trending Topics in Pet Nutrition
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.
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?
October 16, 2019
Think Twice: Reasons to Avoid a Home-cooked Diet
Considering a home-cooked diet or already feeding one? They may not always be in your pet’s best interest. Make sure you are avoiding common pitfalls and are feeding the best diet for your pet’s situation
May 28, 2019
Asking the Right Questions to Make Informed Decisions about Pet Foods
We’re big fans of the WSAVA guidelines for selecting pet foods and there is a new online tool from the Pet Nutrition Alliance that allows you to see answers from pet food manufacturers to some of the questions WSAVA recommends asking about your pet’s food