Posts made in January, 2014

January Pet of the Month

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Our Blog, Pet of the Month | Comments Off on January Pet of the Month

Porsche is a 5½ year old cocker spaniel. When her mom, Chasidy, brought her home she only weighed three pounds. As a puppy, Porsche resembled “Lady” from Lady and the Tramp. Porsche has quite the personality and a lot of energy to go around. She has a big brother named Bridger and they are the best of friends! Bridger is an awesome big brother and does whatever his little sister wants!!   Towards the end of October, Chasidy noticed that Porsche’s energy levels had decreased and she wasn’t acting like herself. Chasidy knew something was wrong when Porsche wouldn’t say goodbye to her. She...

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Understanding the Pet Food Label Part 2: Ingredient List and Guaranteed Analysis

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Our Blog | Comments Off on Understanding the Pet Food Label Part 2: Ingredient List and Guaranteed Analysis

The ingredient list and guaranteed analysis can be misleading without a little background knowledge. We’ll start by looking at the ingredient list. Food companies are required to list all ingredients in order by weight. What you may not know is that the ingredients are weighed before they are cooked, so what is listed as the first ingredient on the bag may not be the most abundant ingredient after cooking (especially for dry kibble). Meat is about 75% water, so it could move down the list quite a bit after cooking. So keep this in mind if a company claims their food is superior because...

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Understanding the Pet Food Label Part 1: The AAFCO Statement

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Our Blog | Comments Off on Understanding the Pet Food Label Part 1: The AAFCO Statement

If you have a pet, and you buy food for that pet, then you are well aware of the huge variety of dog and cat foods on the market. How do you even begin to decide what to feed your pet? Sorting through the vast amount of information and misinformation available on the internet can be an incredibly daunting task. This series of blog posts aims to arm you with some knowledge, and help you understand what information on the bag is helpful, and what is misleading.     The first, and surprisingly most important bit of information on your food bag is the AAFCO statement. AAFCO (American...

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