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  • 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...
  • The Kids Are Home, But They're Not Alone

    We’ve all experienced it: that feeling in your gut that tells you leaving your pets home in someone else’s care could be a recipe for disaster. Th...
  • Failure to Delve Deep Enough    

    About a month ago, my husband and I decided to go on a search for a cooked food that we felt was high enough quality to feed our dogs. While we fe...
  • Flavor Enhancers Convince Your Pets to Eat Things They Normally Would Not Touch

    Palatants are used to enhance the taste and odor of dog and cat foods. Consumers are drawn in by advertising on labels touting "filet-mignon flavo...
  • 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...
  • Conflict of Interest in Pet Food Research?

    For the past few months we have been reading and hearing reports that dogs are suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, related to being fed...
  • All Calories Are Not Alike

    The obesity epidemic in pets in America is just that: an epidemic. Over 50% of dogs and cats are considered to be obese. According to veterinarian...
  • Attention Walmart Shoppers!

    The percentage of pet owners in the United States choosing Walmart as their primary pet product source has grown over the past three years. Walmar...