28. February 2012
The price of pet food is not always the best indicator of quality
The options for pet food are staggering, and this article offers guidelines for owners on how to choose the best food for a pet, including noting that just because a food is expensive doesn't mean it has the appropriate nutritional profile. Veterinary nutritionist Julie Churchill recommends ensuring the AAFCO adequacy statement is present, which can be hard to find on the food bag but is required by law. Experts say owners should choose a food with protein and carbohydrates that is appropriate for the pet's stage of life. KARE-TV (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)
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23. January 2012
New research says that 55% of dogs and 54% of cats in the U.S. are obese or overweight according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.
Many owners think that by overfeeding and giving treats, they're showing their pet love. But experts say the truth is you could be shortening their lives. Pets are susceptible to diseases just like we are. "Pets can get Diabetes, Pancreatic and Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, and Heart Disease, and all of those are made worse or brought on because of obesity."
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28. September 2011
A clinical evidence report reveals that lowering the level of dietary iodine in cat food can reduce Hyperthyroidism in 89% of cats diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism.