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Ice Melter and Pets

in Uncategorized January 11, 2020

You may be needing this SOON! 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 […]

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 […]

Update on Grain Free Food Concern

in Frontpage Article March 29, 2019

One of the hot button topics in the pet arena the past year has been an increase in the reported cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).   From January 1, 2014 to November 30, 2018 the FDA received 300 case reports of diagnosed DCM.  The FDA does not disclosed how many of these cases involved Golden […]

Raw Feeding with Freeze Dried Foods

in Frontpage Article March 5, 2019

Interested in a raw diet for either your dog or cat but you want to skip the daily cooking regimen or messing with frozen diets?   Freeze dried may be the answer.    Freeze dried food is made from cooked fresh foods with nearly all of the water content removed through a special process.   The end result […]