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 […]
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Our last discussion related to crude protein and the difference in quality of proteins that can both produce the same result on the crude protein level. So the quality of those protein producing ingredients in the key. We have to have appropriate levels of various amino acids (building blocks of proteins) in order to meet […]
So what is crude protein? How much crude protein does my dog or cat need in their diet? Crude protein is a calculated value based on a laboratory evaluation of the nitrogen level in the food ingredients. Protein can be derived from any number of animal and/or non-animal sources. A pet food containing many […]
We will be hosting a tailgate party for our furry friends and their owners on Saturday, September 19th. Lots of taste testing, great deals, games, face-painting, contests and give-a-ways. Bring the entire family! Wear your favorite team gear so you can pose for a picture with your furry friends in our photo booth! It’ll be […]
UNDERWEIGHT Your dog is not getting enough to eat if you can easily see its ribs, vertebrae, and pelvic bones, feel no fat on the bones, and possibly notice some loss of muscle mass. If chronically underfed, adult dogs may experience impaired ability to nurse young and perform work, and increased susceptibility to bac- terial […]
So what’s in a pet food label? The Association of American Feed Control Officials stipulate 8 items that must be included on a pet food label. There’s a lot of fine print regarding what has to go where on the bag and some of the terminology but in essence here are the 8: […]
We are please to announce the addition of Scott Pet Products Pork Chomps and related items. Pork chomps are baked pork skin and are highly digestible. Therefore they do not present the potential danger of an intestinal blockage like beef rawhides. Dogs love them and the pork skin products do an […]
Stella & Chewy’s We’re pleased to share that Stella & Chewy’s received a 2015 Pet Product News International Editors’ Choice Award. Our Meal Mixers product was recognized as an easy and convenient way to introduce raw food nutrition into a pets’ diet. A little raw goes a long way!
Meet our newest pet stylist Andrea! I discovered my passion for pet grooming in 2010 when I started bathing dogs that had boarded at a veterinary clinic that I was working part time for. From there I moved on to PetSmart as a professional bather then I went through their Grooming Academy in 2011. l […]
Wholesome Pet Essentials is very pleased to announce that we now have two top pet groomer/stylists with years of experience. Anabelle Dunbar and Andrea Nosko have 9 1/2 years of combined grooming experience and will offer first rate service on a 7 day schedule without interruption. Both are solid professional stylists and we […]