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Top 10 foods for your dog’s skin and coat

Keep your canine companion's skin and coat healthy with these power-packed whole foods. Your dog’s skin and hair health doesn’t depend solely on external...

Healing your food-allergic pet with nutrition

Food allergies are very common in dogs and cats and can lead to digestive issues as well as skin problems. Helping him heal involves...

Does your pet food meet industry standards?

How do you know that your pet food is healthy and safe? We unpack the mystery behind AAFCO and the FDA, and how these...

5 pet food ingredients for a healthy skin and coat

There are many superpower ingredients on the market today. Let’s unpack five that are known to support the health of your pets’ skin and...

4 common myths about pet food ingredients

We’ve debunked some common myths about pet food ingredients so you can make the healthiest choice for your fur babes. The pet food industry is...

How to choose the right diet for a dog with food...

Does your dog have food allergies? Here’s why a limited ingredient formula may be the best way to accommodate her dietary needs. Is your...

Choosing supplements for your dog or cat – 5 important questions...

Looking for the right supplements for your pet? Asking these five questions will help you make the best choice for his health. Animal supplements can...

Five healthy dog treat ingredients you’ve probably never heard of

Like us, dogs appreciate variety when it comes to food and treats! Here’s a few obscure, nutrient-rich ingredients your four-legged companion will love. As humans,...

Pet food label shorthand – look for quality protein ingredients

Learn why it's important to look for a quality protein as the first ingredient when selecting a pet food for your dog or cat. Have...

Peeling back the “Made in the USA” label

Just because your pet’s treats are made in the USA, it doesn’t mean they’re safe. Here’s a few other things to look for when...

Pet food label survey reveals surprising stats

Do pet parents really care about the quality of their animal's food?  Choosing the right pet food is a tricky task. Despite labeling requirements, ingredient lists...

Triclosan can cause colon problems in pets

Pet parents, beware! New studies reveal that Triclosan, a common antimicrobial ingredient, can cause health problems in dogs and cats. Triclosan (TCS) is an antimicrobial...

Top 5 benefits of feeding your pet fresh food

We eat fresh food, so why shouldn’t our dogs and cats? Take a look at just a few reasons why you should switch him...

5 eco-friendly gift ideas for pets

Many of us are taking steps to improve our impact on the environment. With these 5 eco-friendly gift ideas, your companion's 'paw-print' can be...

Rate your dog’s food!

How does your dog’s food rate in terms of good nutrition? Use this scoring system to help you make the best dietary choices for...

How to grow an animal-friendly vegetable garden

Follow these ten simple steps to grow a nutritious vegetable garden for you and your dog! We can all claim victory when we grow our...

Is your pet eating a healthy diet?

Many positive changes have been made in the pet food industry. But that doesn’t mean all brands on the market are “good” for your...

Reading and understanding pet food labels

Make healthier and more informed pet food choices for your dog or cat by learning how to read and interpret pet food labels.  Trying to...

Manganese deficiency and CCL disease

Contrary to popular belief, most cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) problems in dogs don’t arise from acute injuries. A lack of manganese in the diet...

Top pet food ingredients to avoid

From by-products to soy to rendered fats – here are some ingredients to steer clear of when buying pet food for your dog or...

Unwanted behaviors and nutrition

Find out how certain dietary nutrients and calming supplements may curb aggression, anxiety and other unwanted behaviors in dogs. Did you know that nutrition plays...

Zuke’s — from treats to food

Your choice of premium dog foods just got wider, thanks to a new line of diets from Zuke's, a well-established company who specialize in...

Xylitol and your dog

Xylitol is a class of sweetener known as sugar alcohol. It is found in a number of products we use every day, but did...

Essential oils: natural insect repellent for dogs

Looking for a natural insect repellent? Check out the best essential oils for protecting your dog against insect pests. Fleas are a fact of life...

Sprouts – they’re good for dogs and cats too!

Sprouts are mini-powerhouses of nutrition, and they’re just as good for your dog or cat as they are for you. Instead of whole grains...

Counting on quality — Redbarn Pet Products

Celebrating 20 years in business, Redbarn Pet Products takes pride in producing premium, all-natural pet food and treats for dogs and cats. As kids, Jeff...

Catnip is good for dogs too!

Catnip offers a range of natural health benefits to canines. When I return home from a trip to the pet supply store, my Jack Russell terrier...

Keep his teeth clean without brushing

If you can’t brush your dog or cat’s teeth, these easy-to-use no-brush dental gels, drops and sprays may be the answer. Healthy teeth and gums...

Feeding your dog from a TCVM perspective

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) teaches that foods affect the body in multiple ways. Feeding your dog using this approach can enhance his well-being. Food...

Canine food allergies, get to the root of it!

Does your canine companion have food allergies? An elimination diet will help you determine what the cause of it is. Two decades ago, I prepared...

The lowdown on jerky

Why are dogs getting sick from jerky treats, and is anything being done about it? You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the risks of...

Cooking with spices for your dog

Cinnamon, ginger, cayenne…Aside from adding flavor to food, many spices also offer a lot of nutritional value. And you can share those benefits when...