FROMM Family Foods

in Uncategorized June 24, 2020

Fromm Family Foods: 50,000 Foxes Can’t Be Wrong Fromm Family Foods has its origins in 1904, when the Fromm family began a company in Wisconsin that offered a variety of products and services. Then in the 1940s, Fromm began looking into producing dog food, inventing the first granular dog food. By 1949, Fromm began manufacturing Fromm […]

Ice Melter and Pets

in Uncategorized January 11, 2020

What is really safe for your pets to use as an ice melter compound? The experts recommend avoiding products containing chloride salts, urea (can cause vomiting and diarrhea in pets), ethylene glycol (deadly to pets), and propylene glyclol (potentially damaging to red blood cells in cats). We carry Safe Paw. This product has an unlimited […]

Nulo Introduces New Product Lines

in Uncategorized January 9, 2020

We now have the “Challenger” line from Nulo in stock. If you are looking for a HIGH protein, low carb, no traditional grains and NO vegetable proteins (lentils, potatoes, etc) these diets might be for your dog! Comparable in nutrition to many Orijen or Acana formulas. 5 new formulas now available!

Dog Coat Condition and Nutrition

in Uncategorized December 16, 2019

Dog Nutrition for a Healthy CoatCheck your dog’s coat…is it smooth and silky with lustrous fur? Or rough and brittle with dry flaky skin under? Dogs are a pleasure to pet, especially when they’re blessed with healthy skin and lustrous fur. But some dogs are plagued with itchy, flaking skin and lackluster coats. What can […]

“Safe” Food Recommendations

in Uncategorized December 1, 2019

Some of our customers have been telling us their pet health care providers are saying the only safe foods are the ones they are selling. Here is some history on those ‘safe’ foods: Purina….  An FDA investigation in 2013 found “above the allowable level” of cyanuric acid and melamine in one of their lines of […]

DCM Keeping some Perspective

in Uncategorized July 2, 2019

I could literally write pages about the new scare thrust upon us regarding grain-free pet foods and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).   We do have several old posts on our website dating back almost 18 months related to the subject.    There are many downright falsehoods and misconceptions being perpetuated our there by the media and social media […]

Champion Pet Foods on DCM and FDA

in Uncategorized June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019 CHAMPION PETFOODS UPDATE ON DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY  To Champion Petfoods Distributors and Retailers: From: John Frierott, Interim CEO and COO   Dear Trusted Partner,   I am writing today to provide you with an update on the important issue of Dilated Cardiomyopathy, or DCM, in dogs. On June 27, 2019 the U.S. Food […]

FDA Issues Update on DCM

in Uncategorized June 28, 2019

The FDA released an update June 27 on its investigation into canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).  Concerns were raised last year on a possible connection to some diets labeled as “grain-free”.  Specifically diets containing a high proportion of peas, lentils and/or other legumes.     After reviewing the release it becomes apparent that they have reached no conclusions […]

Least Cost Recipe

in Uncategorized May 17, 2019

A standard practice in the livestock feed industry is to formulate diets on a “least cost formulation”. In short the formulator for the feed manufacturer establishes a set of minimum nutrient standards for the diet (or recipe) and they may even set minimum and/or maximum allowable amounts of various feed ingredient restrictions. The various ingredients […]

Pancreatitis in Dogs

in Frontpage Article, Uncategorized April 20, 2018

Pancreatitis in Dogs At Wholesome Pet Essentials we have several diets that fit the profile needed for a dog/cat with pancreatitis.   The “prescription” food offered by your veterinarian is not the only low fat option available.    (The following is from PETMD) The pancreas is part of the endocrine and digestive system, which is integral for the […]