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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!
  • You Can't Solve Allergies if You Don't Fix the Diet

    Dealing with itching, scratching pets with chronic ear and skin infections is incredibly frustrating for pet owners. Listening to chewing, licking...
  • 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...
  • Trust in Pet Food Industry

    Recently there have been dozens of recalls within the pet food industry associated with excess levels of vitamin D in both canned and dry pet food...
  • Higher Price Does Not Mean More Meat

    Analysts for Woof Whiskers recently undertook a survey of pet foods offered for sale on a popular website. They compared protein content to price ...
  • Voluntary Versus Mandatory Food Recalls

    Lately it seems there are weekly recalls in the pet food industry; contamination with euthanasia solution, bacteria, or endotoxins, over or under-...
  • 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...
  • What's Really In Your Pets' Food? Don't Be Fooled By Packaging Terms

    Are you well-educated on the meaning of terms used in pet food labeling? The pet food industry, FDA, and AAFCO have come up with definitions that ...
  • Canning Pet Food

    This past week, the time I spent at the Kansas State University course on commercial pet food manufacturing was extremely helpful for understandin...
  • In the Belly of the Beast: Learning What Really Goes into Commercial Pet Food

    This week Hue and I have been spending long days learning about the commercial production of pet food at Kansas State University. It's been very e...