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  • 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...
  • Differences in Reporting?

    I recently posted statistics on number of adverse reactions and deaths associated with the use of isoxazoline drugs reported to the EMA (European ...
  • Veterinarians Need to Use Common Sense

    I recently received this email: My 5 month old 8lb Cavapoo just went to the vet. I am a new dog owner, I’ve never had an animal and I apparently...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Got Dry Skin? How to Stop Wintertime Scratching

    Dry skin is no fun for us or our pets. Dryness leads to flaking and itching, which can then lead to secondary bacterial and yeast infections from ...
  • Alternative Treatment for Oral Tumor

    I have the pleasure of working with the lovely dogs at Monkey's House Senior Dog Hospice and Sanctuary. They come into rescue with many medical pr...
  • 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...