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Pet food ingredient sourcing: the importance of transparency

Dogs and cats are cherished members of the family, which means there’s a greater need for pet food companies to be more transparent. Let’s...

Stella & Chewy’s donates more than 800,000 meals to feed animals...

The ASPCA was thrilled to receive a $530,000 donation of food from premium pet food company Stella & Chewy’s, which will help feed animals...

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...

Nutritional review and analysis of Essence Pet Foods

Learn more about Essence Pet Foods, an up-and-coming brand that checks all the boxes. With so many pet food options on the market today,...

Sissy Harrington McGill – the pioneer of natural pet food

A look into the inspiring life of Sissy McGill, the woman who went against the grain to bring natural pet food to America. Back in...

Researchers study effects of glyphosate in dogs and cats

Glyphosate hasn’t been classified as a carcinogen – but that doesn’t mean it’s safe. Take a look at how this toxic herbicide is negatively...

Understanding the importance of taurine and L-carnitine for dogs

A look at the health benefits of taurine and L-carnitine, and why they're added to dog food. As pet parents, we understand the long-term...

Is your pet food company truly transparent?

With so many pet food companies in the market, how do you know which ones are transparent? This DIY rating system can help you...

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...

Champion ushers in new focus on transparency

As transparency becomes more important to pet parents, companies are making it a top priority. In the past number of years, animal parents have become...

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...

Are you feeding a “quality” pet food?

Let’s take a look at the term “quality” as it applies to pet food products, and why it’s important to seek the best for...

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...

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...

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...

Good news for pet food consumers!

Last month, Animal Wellness Magazine released a blog on Susan Thixton’s plan to confront congress in Washington, DC. Supported by Dr. Karen Becker and...

Pet food consumer advocates confront congress

Susan Thixton, pet food safety advocate and author of Buyer Beware and truthaboutpetfood.com, has been a leader in the world of pet food for many...

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...

Is your cat a picky eater?

Along with a check-up and the right diet, this easy acupressure session can help turn around your picky eater. If your cat is a picky...

Shopping organic for your pet

If you’re like a lot of people, you probably have some questions about organic pet food. What does the term actually mean, and how...

Freeze dried and dehydrated food for your dog

Premium freeze dried and dehydrated pet foods offer the perfect combination of optimal nutrition and convenience. Love, exercise and nourishing food...they’re what dogs and cats...

Looking into pet food ingredients

One good thing comes out of pet food recalls – they urge manufacturers and regulatory bodies to pay more attention to the ingredients that...

All about humane pet food

Are you feeding your pet a humane pet food? Food made from humanely-raised meats eases concerns about the treatment and welfare of the animals...

Why do pet food recalls happen?

Why do pet food recalls keep happening, and what’s being done about it? These days, it seems consumer product recalls are a fact of life....

Hidden secrets of commercial pet food

Commercial pet food manufacturers can be good at obscuring the truth about their products. Here are the top 10 secrets they don’t want you...

Potcakes Of The Caribbean

Potcakes, a unique Caribbean dog, are finding loving new homes throughout the US and Canada, thanks to a dedicated rescue network. While on a flight to the...

High-quality raw pet food

Owned and run by a farming family, this pet food company goes the extra mile to ensure quality raw diets for dogs and cats. Not...