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Cats

Is Pricey Pet Food Better Pet Food?

We’re all concerned that we do what’s best for our pets when it comes to buying food, right?! But sometimes it seems that the “best” dog food is simply unaffordable. So it’s nice to see that Consumer Reports has done some research and is featuring a report in the March 2009 issue of their print magazine.

While I’ll be looking forward to the reading the article when it arrives

Cats

New National Survey Shows Cat and Dog Owners Aren’t Feeding Their Pets What They Think They Are!

A poll commissioned by the Wellness(R) brand of natural pet food finds
few understand the ingredients on pet food labels.

For our pets to be as healthy as they can be, remember; just like people, they are what they eat. Wellness(R) Natural Pet Food says pick up the bag and read the ingredient label. With Wellness you’ll see lean meats like deboned chicken, whole grains, and a rainbow of

Health & Safety

Deciphering Pet Food Labels

It may seem difficult these days to choose a pet food for your pet. The varieties are endless and the labels are not only confusing, but they can be misleading. If you know how pet food labels work, you can make a more educated buying decision the next time you shop for pet food.

Pet food labels have an information panel and a main display panel. The main

Cats

Diamond Pet Foods Admits to Errors

The producer of the contaminated pet food which resulted in the deaths of dozens of dogs nationwide, acknowledged Tuesday that workers at its South Carolina plant failed to follow testing procedures to ensure its products were safe.

Diamond Pet Foods made the announcement after the federal Food and Drug Administration released a report which showed the company had no record of test results for 12 shipments of corn, in

Birds

February is For the Birds!

February Feeding Goes to the Birds
snow bird
The month of February is National Wild Bird Feeding month and this year will be the seventh time this has been observed since it was established by the National Bird-Feeding Society in 1999. There is good reason for this observance; the fact that February is one of the most difficult times for wild birds to find food in many

Cats

Cool Pet: Beating That Dog Day Heat

When we, as humans, exercise and sweat, it is highly recommended that we not only drink plenty of water, but that we also drink mixtures that are high in electrolytes, such as Gatorade. Additionally, electrolyte-rich drinks are often used to help hydrate sick infants and children, particularly those who are at risk of dehydration, due to nausea and/or fevers. Often overlooked, however, are our canine companions. New veterinarian-recommended doggie “health-drinks”

Health & Safety

Do You Feed Your Pet “Diet Food?”

It’s funny that our society’s obsession on weight control has now been forced on our furry pals. Even major pet food companies have jumped on the diet-food band-wagon. Is a diet food for your pet really necessary?

I think if we learn to feed our pets a responsible amount of food based on their requirements, and stop giving them table scraps, diet food is not needed. Throw in some

Dogs

Chicken Compared To Chicken Meal

By Jon Dunkerley

When selecting the best dry food for your dog, why is it better to go with the chicken meal than the pure chicken? Chicken meal is simply chicken that has been baked to remove bacteria and other toxins. Chicken is simply pure chicken. What people don’t know about chicken, is that it is made mostly of water. If a label on a bag of dog