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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 […]

Rotational Feeding (from Champion)

in Frontpage Article December 28, 2018

WHAT IS ROTATIONAL FEEDING? Rotational feeding refers to a diet rotation that provides pets with regular dietary changes. Rotational feeding can be as simple as changing a dog’s food every other bag or changing it meal to meal. How often, how quickly and how drastically to switch a dog’s food depends on his stomach’s sensitivity […]

Small Business Saturday Specials!!!!

in Frontpage Article November 20, 2018

Shop Small with WPE this Saturday!   We want to share Small Business Saturday with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition, backed by American Express, that celebrates small businesses like ours. To celebrate the season and our amazing customers, we’ve got a lot planned!   For starters, the first 50 customers through the door will […]

Round-Up herbicide ingredient in some pet foods!

in Frontpage Article October 29, 2018

A recent study published in the Cornell Chronicle shows identifiable amounts of glyphosate (Round-up Herbicide) in several dog and cat foods.    In the present study, 18 commercial companion animal feeds from eight manufacturers were analyzed for glyphosate residues using ELISA. Every product contained detectable glyphosate residues.   Glyphosate concentration was significantly correlated with crude fiber content, […]

Quality Elk Velvet Antler

in Frontpage Article September 19, 2018

Have an arthritic dog?   Read this! Clinical evaluation of a powder of quality elk velvet antler for the treatment of osteoarthrosis in dogs   Abstract A powder of quality elk velvet antler (QEVA) was evaluated on client-owned dogs with osteoarthrosis (OA) in a clinical, double-blind, and placebo-controlled study. Thirteen dogs received a placebo for 30 […]