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Purina’s Recipe Trades Sick Dogs for Higher Profits


Buy any brand of pet food sold in the U.S.A. and the package will read: “meets AAFCO nutritional standards for a complete and balanced diet.” This stamp of approval is based on two nutrient profiles: 1) adult maintenance; 2) growth and reproduction (puppies and pregnant or lactating females). However, manufacturers are permitted to market dog […]

Carbs – Do dogs really need them?


Some people say they’ve switched to grain-free diets because “dogs don’t need carbs.” While that’s true – both dogs and cats have no nutritional need for carbohydrates – the term ‘grain-free’ is not a statement for zero carbs. In fact, kibble based diets can contain plenty of carbohydrates in the form of vegetables like white […]

Passion, Dogs, and Food

I love a good story and this one is right up my alley: Passion, dogs and food! Bravo to Marie Moody — dog lover and entrepreneur extraordinaire!   Taken from the website of Stella & Chewy’s: Stella & Chewy’s has been a labor of love since its inception… It all began in 1998 when I […]

Confessions of a Dog Chef … On The Go!

Who is a dog chef? Anyone who can boil water and worries that dog food is not the real deal that consumers have been brainwashed to swallow. Ever wonder what dogs ate before Ralston Purina dreamed up the booming business of making dog food decades ago? Reality check: The family dog ate whatever our grandmothers […]

Why This Vet Feeds People Food to Her Dogs

Once upon a time, I was your average dog owner. I felt guilty when I spoiled my dog with “people food”. This concept was reinforced during my veterinary training, with terms like table food gastroenteritis. Oh, the horror of clients feeding table scrapes to their dogs! After the reprimand, instructions to feed only commercial dog […]

Fed Up with Homemade Diet Debates

Yes, I must admit I was seduced by the title of the article in a popular veterinary magazine and rushed to read it: Homemade Diets—Advice for your Clients.* WOW (I am thinking as I flip to the numbered page) my profession is finally getting it. Vets are getting the green light to instruct clients on […]