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When Raw Food is NOT the Right Food for Your Pet

At a 2011 American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) symposium, three researchers affiliated with the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine presented the case of a kitten with metabolic bone disease and central retinal degeneration. This case is an excellent illustration of what can happen when a dog or cat is fed an unbalanced raw

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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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Pet Alert! Pet Food Brands Recalled So Far This Year

Over the last month there have been over a dozen pet foods recalled, raising an increasing concern for pet food regulations and safety in this country. Surprisingly, the recalled brands are not all the low-end feed one would associate with a recall. While this is a disturbing trend, perhaps it is also a sign that

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