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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #28


Now you have a great pet food or, hopefully, selection of pet foods with the help of AAFCO nutition analysis of anything you purchase.  You know how much to feed pup or kitty with the help of WSAVA's Nutrition Tool Kit.  But there are recalls.  Even some excellent pet foods are recalled, often by the manufacturer themselves if they are honest when they catch something.  

So how do you know and what do you do?

How you find out is pretty simple because the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) monitors all recalls.  And you can

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #27

Now that you've found one or more high quality pup or kitty foods with the help of AAFCO and a close read of the ingredient list, how much should you feed pup or kitty?  

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #26

There are almost as many choices to feed your pet as there are for you to eat.  How do you decide?

Well, price is an obvious one and the big three - Mars (Pedigree, Royal Canin, Whiskas), Nestle-Purina and Colgate-Palmolive (Hills) - certainly have the economy of scale they can offer.  They not only have huge purchasing power but they also can use their pet food for ingredients that don't make it into their human products.  Yes, the bar for pet food ingredients is way lower than for human food which we know can be questionable at times.

You get what you pay for.  Well not always but it's a start.  

So what is AAFCO (Association of American of Feed Control Officials) 

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Make it Thanksgiving for Pup, too

Most of us love to eat just as much as our pups do.  We just restrain ourselves around food, something pups are not known for doing.

But one day all bets are off as we gather with family and friends around enough food to feed a small nation.  Thanksgiving is a joyous time.  There is no reason why pup cannot share in that joy.

 

But, as with all things wonderful, he should do so with moderation.  Some people food is just as healthy and enjoyable for

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