All posts by: Bob

Ollie versus OC Raw and NWN

in Uncategorized March 27, 2024

Ollie delivers on some really cute television advertisements!   A bit of a closer look, however, at some food comparisons is a bit tougher thanks to an Ollie website designed to hook you in (two weeks at half price) and keep it coming (automatic shipments)  at a price per package that makes it nearly impossible to […]

“Grain Free” Back in the News

in Uncategorized March 16, 2024

Perhaps we are beginning to gain a better understanding of what may have happened to precipitate the great firestorm surrounding the claim made a few years back regarding “grain free” pet foods.   A class action suit was filed in February against Hills Pet Food and a key veterinary practice alleging a plot to recover market […]

“Mysterious” Dog Respiratory Disease

in Uncategorized November 27, 2023

We are not veterinarians nor epidemiologists here and we realize that. However, there appears to be more NOT known about this mysterious respiratory disease in dogs than is known. There are those suggesting it is in fact nothing more than a generational or seasonal uptick in a collective group of pathological organisms. On the other […]

Vet Services

in Uncategorized January 26, 2023

Dr. Abby Strobbe of Abby’s Road Veterinary Care will continue to hold pop up clinics at Wholesome Pet Essentials monthly. Dr. Abby is a mobile integrative veterinarian. She offers traditional care such as wellness exams, vaccinations, and laboratory testing. She also offers holistic care such as food therapy, acupuncture, and supplement recommendations. Please contact Dr. Abby via email for additional information. […]

The Farmers Dog Myth

in Uncategorized August 21, 2022

The Farmers Dog                              We get an occasional question about “The Farmers Dog” product and they do spend a lot of money marketing on television so they are noticed.   In fact, there appears to be much about marketing associated with this product and maybe not so much about feeding your pet any differently than if you […]

Why Local and Independent?

in Uncategorized June 17, 2022

We frequently point out that we are a local family-owned independent business. But what does that mean for you? Perhaps a less obvious consideration is that we are personally invested in the goods and services we offer for you furry friend. There is no ROI “test” by a corporate buyer to determine if a good […]

Itching Dog?

in Uncategorized April 20, 2022

If you’ve ever been associated with someone with allergies, you know it can be a very confusing topic and diagnosis and treatment can be extremely frustrating.  Naturally it is even more so with your pet since they can’t verbally describe symptoms (or relief) to you.   Allergy testing done by veterinarians can be highly effective in […]

The First Ingredient is Meat?

in Uncategorized January 12, 2022

The first ingredient is meat. Is it? Pet food manufacturers are required to list ingredients on the bag in order decreasing by weight. However, raw meat ingredients are listed as WET weight while everything else is on an “as fed” basis (usually 10% moisture). So the first ingredient may not be the largest ingredient by […]

Feeding High Protein Kibble

in Uncategorized June 2, 2021

We are going to talk a bit about protein and try to keep it brief and to the point.    Protein is the number one key body building block in the guaranteed analysis panel of your pet food label for a reason.   As a key macro nutrient dietary protein is essential for the growth and maintenance […]

House Training Your Puppy-One Method

in Uncategorized March 16, 2021

All puppies have different personalities, social skills, and learning abilities thus training “rules” don’t necessarily apply in every case.   However, in general we believe the best method to house train a puppy is to “crate-train” them.   Puppies have a “den” instinct and do not eliminate in the crate Puppies are safe in the crate and […]