Pet Food & Health Education

Fromm vs. Blue Buffalo | Pet Food Brand Comparison

On one hand, we've got Blue Buffalo which generates more than 1 billion in sales and employs thousands of people. On the other hand we have Fromm Family which is a moderate-sized fifth-generation family-owned pet food company. [Read More...]

Corn In Dog and Cat Food, A Truthful Discussion

Corn is one of the most controversial ingredients in pet food. While many dog food and cat food brands emphasize that their products do not contain corn, others boast about the nutritional benefits and attempt to justify the usage of corn. In this article, we’ll discuss both sides of the controversy and arrive at sensible conclusions based on facts. We’ll begin with [Read More...]

Dry Matter Basis Calculator For Pet Food

When comparing pet food, the reported guaranteed analysis must be converted to dry matter basis. Without making this conversion, you’re essentially comparing apples to oranges and thereby drawing incorrect conclusions. [Read More...]

FDA & AAFCO - Pet Food Regulations & Guidelines

The two principle organization in charge of rules and regulations are the Federal Food and Drug Administration and the American Association of Feed Control Officials. These groups directly influence the end product consumers... [Read More...]

Choosing the Right Pet Food Can Be Scary

Trying to filter through information on the internet is a daunting task, with one group of people advising you to feed raw, one group advising to feed grain-free, and each brand promoting the benefits of their particular food. The truth of the matter is that finding the "best" diet for your pet is... [Read More...]

The Controversy Over Animal By-Products

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) defines animal by-products as “the rendered product from animal tissues.” The association further specifies that animal by-products encompass individual rendered animal tissue products that cannot meet the criteria for... [Read More...]

Artificial Food Dyes In Dog and Cat Food

Red 3 has been identified as an animal carcinogen by the FDA and banned for use in cosmetics and externally applied drugs. Unfortunately, Red 3 has not been banned for use in food products. Congress passed legislation in 1989 to temporarily restrain the FDA from completely banning... [Read More...]