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What to make of the FDA's Grain Free Announcement?

In July 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced reports from veterinarians on a potential link between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs and the consumption of pet foods that contained certain grains such as peas, lentils, legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.

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What’s the Best Food Choice for My Breed of Dog or Cat?

There are many ways to choose your pet’s food. Some people just buy what is on sale at the grocery store or their local pet store, or they buy the food that has a picture of a cute dog or cat on the label; in both cas...

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Quinoa

The next ingredient we’re introducing in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is Quinoa. Quinoa has stormed the human health food scene in recent years as a healthy alternative to carb-rich pasta and...

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Healthy Ingredients: Spinach

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is spinach. We all know that Popeye found his strength in spinach and it does pack quite a powerful nutritional punch for hu...

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Healthy Ingredients: Salmon

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is salmon. For humans, salmon is recognized and promoted as a superfood, so it’s logical that it is great for your pets too....

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet - Introduction

Figuring out what to feed your pet can be a challenge for any pet owner. If you go into your local pet store nowadays, you see aisles and aisles of dry food, canned food, frozen food, dehydrated food…aagghh how do you...

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Interview with Cathy Enright, CEO, Pet Food Institute Part 2

The following is Part 2 of excerpts from an interview by Petnet VP of Food, Steve Pelletier with Cathy Enright, CEO of the Pet Food Institute. Read Part 1 here. Steve: There has been a sea change in the pet food indus...

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Interview with Cathy Enright, CEO, Pet Food Institute Part 1

The following is excerpts from an interview by Petnet VP of Food, Steve Pelletier with Cathy Enright, CEO of the Pet Food Institute. Steve: Nice to speak with you Cathy. How long have you been the CEO of the Pet Food ...

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Thanksgiving Foods that May be Harmful for Your Pet

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and everyone’s thoughts turn to food. What will we have for dinner? Turkey of course and stuffing, but does your family go with mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, peas or green beans,...

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How to Adjust Your Dog's Food Portions

We previously discussed about how much you should feed your dog. The steps involve a few calculations but are well worth the effort in the long run.   For those pet parents who have worked through the steps, determine...

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Pet Food Bags: Big or Small?

Dry food is by far the most popular form of pet food sold.  I saw some data on petfoodindustry.com that said that dry food makes up almost 75% of all pet food sales in the world.  There are several reasons for this....

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Determining Daily Calorie Requirements for Dogs

Determining how many calories a dog burns each day is crucial for knowing how much to feed a dog.  When people are unsure of how many calories their dogs really need, they tend to overfeed, which can cause a multitu...

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