Category: Nutrition

Hemopet Responds to the FDA Implicating 16 Brands of Dog Food That May Cause Heart Disease in Dogs

Hemopet Responds to the FDA Implicating 16 Brands of Dog Food That May Cause Heart Disease in Dogs

On June 27, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) named 16 brands of dog food that may cause heart disease in dogs. The specific heart condition is called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This release has caused national and international concern bordering upon hysteria, without any admitted good reason for listing these food brands. In…

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Meat and Poultry Marketing Claims Guide

Meat and Poultry Marketing Claims Guide

Going to the fresh meat and poultry section at your local grocery store can be quite confusing these days. Some products are labeled as “Raised without antibiotics”. Others are labeled as “No antibiotics”. Others are labeled as “Raised without antibiotics or hormones. Free-range. Grass fed.” Others have no label claims. Bah!  Now, these various claims…

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Thinking Outside the Box of Treats

Thinking Outside the Box of Treats

If you’ve been down the treat aisle in a pet supply store recently, you’ll have noticed that the variety of products has exploded to the point of becoming overwhelming. Not only do we have the treats filled with byproducts from yesteryear, but also “better-for-you” treats that have high quality ingredients, are grain-free, are vegetarian, are…

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Tank's Story NutriScan Case Study

Tank’s Story: NutriScan Case Study

Name: TankBreed: Pit BullAge: 2.5 years oldSex: Male Before NutriScan Tank had stomach issues such as loose stools since he was 8 weeks old. Additionally, he had recurring ear infections and rashes that turned into bacterial skin infections from scratching. Tank’s blood panels were inconclusive. He was on a grain-free food which seemed to help…

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Steve Brown Discusses Vitamin D Toxicity in Pet Foods

Steve Brown Discusses Vitamin D Toxicities in Pet Food

For the past few weeks, Hemopet has been trying to understand how toxic levels of vitamin D ended up in pet food. What appeared odd was that these excesses happened with two different types of pet foods – kibbles and canned – that were manufactured in different plants and affected various brands. Indeed, the processing…

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Are the Alternatives to BPA Safer?

Are the Alternatives to BPA Safer?

When researchers set up experiments, they include a control group and an experimental group. Sometimes with these studies, the outcomes are serendipitous and the researchers learn something new. This has happened twice in the past couple of years regarding bisphenol A (BPA) experiments. We summarize these experiments and give tips to empower you to protect…

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Canine Fecal Microbiome

The Canine Fecal Microbiome

The debate over whether commercial processed dog food versus raw or home-prepared dog food is better for a companion dog sparks heated, passionate discussions. Kibble-based diets typically have more grains or substitutes for grains such as potatoes or peas, whereas home-prepared or raw diets generally are more meat based. Up until recently, most evidence has…

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