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Kibble is kibble is STILL kibble
Explains how all kibble is actually the same - no matter what the ingredients that are started out with, after processing it into kibble it all dead and void of true, digestable nutrition.
Optaflexx Approved by FDA for Beef Cattle
We hear about hormones and antibiotics in industrially raised beef, but who knew about ractopamine hydrochloride? Turns out it is banned by 120 countries, including the European Union and China. It has been widely used in pork production as well. All the more reason to seek out meat from pasture-raised animals who have not been fed a chemical stew.
Evermore Pet Food owners to eat dog food during month-long campaign
Sourcing high-quality ingredients and reassuring customers of their quality are increasingly important. PetfoodIndustry.com also reported that Honest Kitchen will now require that their suppliers formally declare their ingredients comply with the company's criteria. Which owners would convince you more: the ones eating their pet food or those who get pledges from suppliers about their ingredients?
Q and A with a Pet Nutritionist
The NT Times follows up its article on homemade pet food with this Q&A with Joseph J. Wakshlag, a clinical nutritionist at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University
A Sniff of Home Cooking for Dogs and Cats
The New York Times reports on how more people are cooking for their pets, and carefully selected the ingredients they use (more organic produce and pasture-raised meats)
Dog Treat Recipes
A collection of recipes from a variety of sources for making your own homemade dog treats. Includes tips for special needs dogs and Kong stuffing.
Cat in the Camomille
So cats find tea relaxing? Hmmmm.
When a puppy disappears for awhile, you know there's trouble. I found him upstairs amusing himself with a magazine. I like how he was so methodical about it, putting all the little pieces in a circle around him.
Natura acquired by Proctor and Gamble
Natura sold out to P&G. Will it affect Natura's brands, such as Evo, Innova, and California Naturals?
Poll: A Third Say Pets Listen Better Than Husband
Who do you turn to when you need to talk?
Dog Eats Rainbow Trout
What a beautiful dog. If you haven't seen a dog eat a raw fish before, this is worth two minutes.
Growing Number of Pet Owners Turn to Home Cooking
ABC News discusses the trend towards home cooking following the pet food recalls of 2007 in this Oct. 2009 article.
Trust the Hand That Feeds You: Providing good food is our responsibility
A longer view perspective on the pet food industry and the trend towards more processed foods, from Claudia Kawczynska of Bark magazine
Raw food for pets?
Christie Keith writes about the raw food "movement" for the San Francisco Chronicle
Dog Food: What to Feed and Why
How to Read Pet Food Labels, Find the Best Dog Food, Recognize Marketing Gimmicks and Unhealthy Ingredients, Switch Foods Safely and More By Jan Rasmusen and Jean Hofve, DVM