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How Some Pet Food Companies Are Responding to Consumer Demands

According to industry experts, pea fiber is increasingly used in place of beet pulp and wheat, corn and soy fibers in pet foods – apparently to answer consumer demand for dog and cat food formulas with fewer cheap fillers. Let’s take a closer look at this latest peculiar entry in the pet food ingredient follies.

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Is Your Premium Dog Food Truly “Human-Grade?”

Last year the owners of a small pet food company spent a month eating nothing but their own dog food plus meals made with ingredients found in the food. According to PetfoodIndustry.com, the campaign was: “…an effort to promote and back the company’s human-grade dog food formulas, coinciding with the regional launch into the northeastern

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How Some Foods Cause Your Dog to Itch

On the immune system spectrum, balance is in the middle, and that’s what you want your dog’s immune function to be – balanced. An underactive immune system can lead to yeast overgrowth, because it can’t control the balance. The other end of the spectrum is an overactive immune response where allergies are present. This can

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How to Heal Your Pet’s Food Allergy

Today I want to discuss novel protein diets, because a lot of dogs and cats these days have food allergies. In addition to chronic or intermittent GI disturbances like vomiting, diarrhea and loose stools, often food allergies show up as skin problems. So itchy rashes, hot spots, bald spots, inflamed skin, and even recurrent ear

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