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Is it time to switch your pet’s food?

If your pet isn’t thriving on his current food, it’s time to file for a “pet food divorce” and switch to something better. Know...

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...

Bone broth recipes for dogs

Rich in nutrients, these simple bone broths have much to offer and can be enjoyed year round. Today, mineral-rich bone broths are the soup craze...

Why cats shouldn’t drink milk

People have been giving milk to their cats for as long as most of us can remember – but the truth is, it isn’t...

Winter nutrition for your dog

Do you tend to get the winter blues? Do you feel unmotivated, lethargic, or pack on a few extra pounds during the cold months?...

Cancer-fighting foods you can share with your dog

From colorful fruits and vegetables to mushrooms and seaweed, these amazing cancer-fighting foods are packed full of nutrients. Cancer is an increasingly common health problem...

Add this simple fruit and veggie mix to your dog’s diet

Whether you home-prepare your dog’s food, or give him a premium packaged or raw frozen diet, this easy-to-make veggie and fruit mix will add...

New voice for pet food consumers

Twice a year, State Department of Agriculture officials meet with members of the FDA to discuss your pet's food – from ingredients to labeling...

Should you feed your dog a B.A.R.F. diet?

A B.A.R.F. diet is a popular – and responsible – choice for your pet. But there are some factors you need to consider before...

Why cats can’t be vegetarian

Your cat needs a meat-based diet in order to stay healthy. Many people who choose to be vegetarian do so for ethical reasons. But...

Coconut and your pet

From oils and treats to shampoos and balms, the humble coconut is making its way into a lot of pet products. How does this...

Choosing quality pet food for your dog or cat

Making optimal dietary choices for your pet is crucial to his health, happiness and longevity. The key is to look for the best quality...

A nutritional approach to your pet’s skin problems

Following these 7 nutritional guidelines can significantly reduce your dog or cat’s skin problems. Switching a dog or cat with skin problems to a fresh...

Turkey Truffettes

Looking or a way to involve your dog in this year's Thanksgiving festivities? He'll love these delicious Turkey Truffettes!  When making Turkey Truffettes – and...

6 holiday spices and herbs for your dog

When you think of the holidays, I bet you envision family, a warm fire, good food, and your favorite holiday flavor or spice. Maybe...

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...

Redbarn Pet Products

This all-natural pet food company helps people make quality nutritional decisions for their dogs and cats. Canadian-born Jeff Baikie and Howard Bloxam became friends...

Pet Fooled: an inside look at the must-see documentary

The popular and highly acclaimed documentary Pet Fooled was released on Netflix earlier this year. The film has created a lot of buzz among...

8 human foods that make good dog treats

We all love to treat our dogs, but it’s important to make sure we’re giving them something that’s healthy and low-cal as well as...

Noni – a tropical fruit that’s good for dogs and cats

Noni has great potential for the treatment and possible prevention of many diseases in pets. Noni fruit is nothing short of amazing. It’s been in...

Mint – an herb you can share with your dog

It doesn’t just flavor food or freshen breath – mint offers a range of nutritional and health benefits that can boost your dog’s wellness.  Mint...

Hip hemp products for dogs

Hemp is a durable, eco-friendly fiber that has woven its way into a range of natural and sustainable products for dogs. One of the most...

Is your dog or cat getting the right amount of calcium?

Homemade diets are popular with a lot of pet owners. But when you’re developing your dog or cat’s menu, you need to ensure he’s...

Hugs & kisses woofles recipe

The most important ingredient in this recipe is love! Ingredients 4 cups whole grain flour (e.g. oat, spelt or a combination) ½ cup oatmeal 1...

Understanding Addison’s disease in dogs

Autoimmune conditions like Addison's disease are becoming more common, but awareness, proper healthcare and regular checkups can help protect your pooch. Your pet's immune system...

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...

Top 6 superfruits for your dog

From acai berries to wolfberries, these healing superfruits offer as many health benefits to your dog as they do to you. Superfruits are so densely...

Is garlic safe for dogs?

The answer is yes! Find out why garlic has received such a bad rap, and how it can actually benefit your pet’s health. Garlic has...

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...

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...

The power of pumpkin for dogs

Share the health benefits of pumpkin with your four-legged friend. Spicy pumpkin pies and jack o’lanterns…this time of year, these are the images pumpkins conjure up....

The real problem with wheat

People and animals have been eating wheat for thousands of years, so why has it started causing health issues in so many? The answer may...