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Short Primer on Amino Acids for Dogs and Cats

If you read the “Digestive Tidbits on Dogs and Cats” that we put up here recently you may recall that food passes fairly quickly through their systems.    They have short digestive systems and therefore do not have the benefit of billions of microorganisms along their gastrointestinal tract synthesizing amino acids for them.    They therefore require […]

Free Holistic Select Offer

Bring in your empty bag from any competitor product and we’ll give you  a free 3# Cat or 5/6# Dog bag of any Holistic Select product we have in stock.    The Holistic Select recipes are manufactured in Mishawaka, Indiana by Wellpet.    They are a lifestyle product and include  puppy,  small breed,  large breed, […]

Digestive Tidbits on Dogs and Cats

In the future we’ll be presenting more specific nutritional information on dogs and cats.   But first here is a short primer and interesting tidbits on their respective digestive systems: Dogs are classified as carnivores and are well adapted to eating meat.   However, they can consume and manage on a diet of an omnivore.   Still, the […]

Lotus Brand Dog Food

If you have a fussy or picky eater in your furry friend we’d invite you to try our Lotus Brand dog food.   The holistic formula is BAKED rather than extruded and I can personally testify that our very picky Teddy Bear “Murphy”  loves this food!!!  In the near term we will be expanding our […]

Is Your Pet “chipped”?

What happens if your family pet suddenly turns up lost?    You may have a tag on them and the finder may decide to do the decent thing and contact you.    But what if that tag has been lost  (they frequently are)?   There’s a good chance there is no tag.    Regardless, a microchip provides permanent identification […]

Grain Free…No corn or wheat!

  Probably 75% of the product we have in dog and cat food kibble is totally grain free.    Now let’s discuss what grain free means.    Or perhaps more importantly what it does not mean.    In the case of dog and cat food kibble some starch is needed to make the extrusion process work.    That is […]

The Orijen Story….From Whole Dog Journal

Champion Petfoods: This Canadian company makes high-quality dry foods with lots of fresh meat.   By Nancy Kerns Orijen is Champion Petfood’s flagship line, with high meat inclusions and high protein levels. All seven of the Orijen foods are grain-free.         Champion Petfoods is a privately held company that makes high-protein dry […]

My Dog’s “Coat” is not very Shiny

Are you feeding one of the grocery store or big box brands of dog food?   Or one of the “chow” products?    Disappointed in your dog coat’s appearance and feel?     Did you realize that dogs and cats use 30-35% of their dietary protein to maintain healthy skin and coat?     That’s […]