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Going Against The Grain (Grain-Free Pet Food)

The grain-free trend in pet food emerged as scientists began studying the diets of dogs and cats in the wild and the diets of their ancestors. They discovered that dogs’ and cats’ bodies have a limited ability to extract nutrients from non-meat sources.

Although many animals do well on grain-free diets, some animals do better . . . → Read More: Going Against The Grain (Grain-Free Pet Food)

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Corn Gluten Meal – It Don’t Get No Respect!

One of the most misunderstood ingredients in dog and cat food is corn gluten meal.

The main concern I hear people mention is that it’s used as an herbicide. My response to that is that I use something far more destructive (to plants) as an herbicide: a mix of salt & vinegar. Since it’s toxic . . . → Read More: Corn Gluten Meal – It Don’t Get No Respect!

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Reducing Hairballs Is Not A Big Fat Hairy Deal

I love cat fur when I get to pet a soft furry coat. I hate cat fur it when I step on a squishy hairball. Ew!

Frequent hairballs are not normal for cats. If you know a cat who has more than one a month, try some of these tips to reduce or eliminate hairballs.

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It’s All Just a Myth-Understanding

I just read an article called “Common Myths About Pet Food and Nutrition” on the site of my favorite online pet supply store, Only Natural Pet.

The myths it covers are:

The best foods are those the veterinarian sells. Dry food cleans a dog’s or cat’s teeth. Pets do better eating food designed for their . . . → Read More: It’s All Just a Myth-Understanding

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Recall of Wellness canned cat food

Wellness has decided to recall some of its canned cat foods. Some formulas (flavors) of Wellness canned cat foods might contain “less than adequate levels” of thiamine (aka Vitamin B1).

I wouldn’t worry too much if your cat has been eating these foods because the changes of developing a B1 deficiency is remote, even if . . . → Read More: Recall of Wellness canned cat food

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