Whenever kibble is mentioned, the pushback from opponents is that it's highly processed therefore how can it possibly be good for you. 'Processed' has become a dirty word of late, and I think it's time we delved abit deeper into how it fits into the pet nutrition world. First off, it's very hard to compare … Continue reading Processed pet food: it’s not just kibble
Some pet owners believe rotating diets how we should feed their pets. They believe this because they think that it will reduce the negative impacts of feeding one diet, provide variety for their pet and reduce the potential to develop allergies to a food. Let's unpack this. There's so many myths associated with this type … Continue reading Don’t change your pet’s food – rotational dieting myths
New foods and their fancy processing methods are bursting onto the scene and taking the pet food world by storm! Freeze dried, air dried, cold pressed, gently cooked, high pressure pasteurized...the list goes on. But today, we focus on the two newest on the scene; freeze dried and cold pressed. I've received so many questions … Continue reading Freeze dried VS Cold pressed pet foods
Prescription or therapeutic veterinary diets are quite different from your run of the mill pet food. These diets are designed to treat specific medical conditions and in some cases may form the only treatment for a patient's condition. These diets have gotten alot of attention recently; many people mistake prescription diets to mean the food … Continue reading Prescription diets – how they work
The latest trend is fresh foods for pets, particularly the type that is available as a subscription, getting delivered to your door on a recurring basis. More and more pet owners have asked me about these products and if they are good quality, so I thought we should take a deep dive into this new … Continue reading Fresh foods for pets: is it better?
Feeding wet food to cats has many benefits, but it does have it's drawbacks. Wet diets are both palatable, full of moisture and lower in calories than a dry food, however given how expensive it is to feed an entirely wet food, and it's impact on dental health and can make it difficult to reconcile … Continue reading Feeding wet food – benefits & how to choose a diet!
There are many reasons you've chosen to feed the way you do, but could you be unknowingly be making mistakes when it comes to your pet's diet? With a wealth of information online, we try to reconcile and integrate these hints and tips from a variety of sources to try and do the best for … Continue reading The top 5 pet nutrition mistakes you’re making
Vitamins and minerals have become somewhat of a bad-guy as of late so I think it's time we cleared a few things up. Pet food ingredient labels can be confusing, and scary because they contain chemical sounding words we aren't used to seeing - but that does not mean they are toxic for us or … Continue reading Vitamins in pet food: helpful or harmful?
"Is this a good food? What should I feed my pet?" I get asked these questions all the time, and it's far more complicated than picking up a bag of food! Many clients base their opinion of a food or what to feed their pets on the marketing tactics that are designed to attract owners … Continue reading Researching pet foods: What to look for
When looking at a bag of pet food, it's so easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of persuasive marketing and trendy buzzwords slapped on the package. So many pet owners come to me with pre-conceived ideas of the best food to feed their pet, that are based on marketing tactics and human nutrition, rather … Continue reading Pet food marketing buzzwords: sorting fact from fiction