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  • Playing Favorites: The Abuse of Power to Control Pet Food Ingredients

    The question now lingers – will AAFCO see legal action from these suppliers that were essentially eliminated from the animal feed supply chain? There are millions of dollars at stake here. Has the AAFCO board finally met their match?
  • FDA Leaves Pet Owners in the Lurch

    Day One of AAFCO Annual Meeting August 2019 and I’ve already got steam coming out my ears!
  • Choosing the Right Diet

    For years I have been saying there is no "one size fits all" diet for our pets. When asked which company makes the best food, or what one food I r...
  • Balancing Home-Made Diets

    With so many pet food recalls cropping up, it's no wonder pet parents have a strong desire to prepare their own meals for their furkids. Unfortuna...
  • Vegan Pets - To Be or Not to Be?

    Veganism among humans is certainly on the rise. According to one 2017 report, 6% of US consumers claim to eat a plant-based diet – a 600% increase...
  • Pulling Apart an Ingredient Label

    This is a demonstration of misleading pet food labeling. Here is the list of ingredients for a weight management dry dog food labeled as "With Rea...
  • Cookies with Benefits

    Baking cookies has always been an enjoyable task in our home. During the holidays we gather three generations together and spend an entire day mix...
  • Preventing and Treating Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

    Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a condition that occurs when the body can not use glucose (a type of sugar) normally.  Glucose is the main sour...
  • Most pet diets are deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids

    Many pets have health problems caused by too much inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation can be a precursor for cancer or malignancy. Any ...
  • My Tummy Hurts! Caring for Your Ailing Pet

    It's bound to happen sooner or later, even with the healthiest pets. Something causes an upset tummy that leads to vomiting and diarrhea. Usually,...
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Caused By These Ingredients

    Inflammatory bowel disease is extremely common in pets and people. Symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, constipation, bloati...