Pet Food & Health Education

Nulo vs. Blue Buffalo | Pet Food Brand Comparison

Besides for the size difference between these two brands, there are other key differences that should be noted. For example, there are significant differences in [Read More...]

Nulo vs. Canidae | Pet Food Brand Comparison

The amount of protein provided by a particular product is one of the key attributes to consider when choosing between two products. Pet owners typically prefer feeding foods [Read More...]

Taste of the Wild vs. Orijen | Pet Food Brand Comparison

In addition to manufacturing differences, there are many other significant differences between Taste of the Wild and Orijen. To identify these differences, we’ll use aggregated data provided by [Read More...]

Orijen vs. Fromm | Pet Food Brand Comparison

Although both brands offer high-quality dog and cat food options, there are significant differences between the two brands. The ultimate choice of which brand is better [Read More...]

Wellness vs. Blue Buffalo | Pet Food Brand Comparison

Wellness and Blue Buffalo are among the most popular names in the pet food industry. If you’ve been inside any large pet food store, then you’ve probably heard of these two brands. Outside of popularity, there are significant differences between the two brands which [Read More...]

Can Dogs Eat Nutella?

Methylxanthines (theobromine and caffeine) are the chemicals found in cocoa that are dangerous for dogs to consume. One ounce of Nutella (two tablespoons) should contain less than 64 mg of methylxanthines per ounce. This would suggest that one ounce of Nutella is unlikely to cause any severe signs for a healthy 10-pound dog. [Read More...]

Can I Give My Dog Advil, Aleve, or Aspirin?

There are a wide variety of over-the-counter pain medications available to address and treat minor aches and pains at home. Given the low cost and open availability of such drugs, many owners would prefer to dose their dogs at home rather than put their dogs through a stressful and expensive visit to the veterinarian. The issue with this course of action is that canine [Read More...]

Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?

With an increase in canine obesity rates, pet owners are in search for healthy alternatives to prepackaged dog treats. Although canine digestive systems do not process carbohydrates like ours, dogs can still benefit from the consumption of fruits and vegetables. [Read More...]

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...]

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