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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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What Is A Raw Pet Food Diet & Why Would Anyone Choose It?

This guest post is by Jacques Duplantier an advocate of raw food based on the positive changes that it produced in his own pup.  If you would like to experiment with feeding raw food, we urge you to keep your vet in the loop and please be sure to follow proper sanitation precautions since you will not be killing bacteria with the heat of cooking. 

What is a raw food diet?  Should I be interested?

A raw pet food diet is exactly what it sounds like.  The recipes consist of a large portion of human-grade raw meat, along with pet-friendly vegetables.  They are made in small batches to keep everything fresh.  You might be thinking, “Ew, I don’t want to grind up raw meat,” and I don’t blame you – but just think of how much joy your pets bring you.  They’re definitely worth it!

 

We were first introduced to raw food to help our lovable mutt, Corrina, who was diagnosed by her vet with a severe food all

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