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IAMS Healthy Naturals Versus NutriLife All Gold….and the winner is?

IAMS Healthy Naturals    Versus    NutriLife All Gold Notice that the following Iams product has whole grain sorghum and ground whole grain barley listed AHEAD of chicken meal.   Ingredients are listed in order of decreasing inclusion in the product.     Yes, chicken is first but that product is listed before it’s dried so it’s a lot of […]

Why not just give them an ear of corn to chew on?

Feeding Beneful? INGREDIENTS Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, chicken, soy flour, rice flour, propylene glycol, sugar, tricalcium phosphate, salt, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, animal digest, mono and dicalcium phosphate, dried carrots, sorbic acid (a preservative), dried tomatoes, avocado, calcium propionate (a preservative), L-Lysine […]

Do dogs need sweaters in Winter weather?

Do dogs really need sweaters when the weather turns? Having grown up with rough and tough farm dogs I used to scoff at such things. But of course those dogs weren’t going from inside 70 degrees to 10 below outside and they developed thick winter coats. Here is some info and a relevant link from […]

“All Natural” Pet Foods

The following is excerpted from the “Canine Journal”:   (with some added notes from WPE in italics)   Dog owners want what is best for their pets and for many people that means feeding an all natural dog food. There are two varieties of all natural dog food: commercially produced and raw. Depending upon your […]

Pet Emergency Kit (from PetMD.com)

From Petmd.com When disaster strikes, being stocked and ready to face an emergency is the best way to keep your family safe. Your pets can’t fend for themselves and are especially vulnerable if you’re forced to batten down the hatches because of bad weather. Here, ten items to include in a pet emergency kit so […]

How to Choose the Best Large Breed Puppy Food and Lower Your Dog’s Risk of Hip Dysplasia

The following is from the Dog Food Advisor website: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/best-large-breed-puppy-food/   Choosing the best large breed puppy foods — and feeding them in the right amount — can significantly lower your dog’s risk of developing hip dysplasia during growth.1 That’s because the nutritional needs of large and giant breedpuppies are different from those of small […]

Introducing Acana Regionals

Announcing the addition of Acana Regionals! From Champion Pet Foods…..the makers of Orijen.  Made from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Regionals reflect our local heritage and express the diversity of fresh authentic foods produced from western Canada’s vast ranchlands, rich prairies, fertile valleys, and pristine waters. Rich in protein, low in carbohydrates and entirely grain-free, these […]

Comparing Dog Food Labels

To follow-up on dog food labeling here is a label from a leading seller that many think is a great pet food. GUARANTEED ANALYSIS 25.0%    Crude Protein (min) 10.0%     Crude Fat (min) 4.0%      Crude Fiber (max) 14.0%    Moisture (max) 1.5%     Linoleic Acid (min) 1.0%     Calcium (Ca) (min) 0.2 mg/kg   Selenium (Se) (min) 10,000 IU/kg   Vitamin […]

What’s All that Stuff in the Ingredient List?  

  Here is a description of various ingredients that you might see in many pet foods.   This is from AAFCO…..   You may be surprised! Meat is the clean flesh derived from slaughtered mammals and is limited to that part of the striate muscle which is skeletal or that part which is found in the tongue, in […]