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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 […]

Pet Food Labeling….Crude Protein?

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 […]

Rate Your Dog’s Condition

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?

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:   […]

Addition of Pork Chomps

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 Wins Award

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!

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 […]

Tired of Big Box Grooming?

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 […]