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The 6 Pillars of Choosing Commercial Pet Foods

Choosing pet foods is possibly one of the most overwhelming decisions. Think about choosing pet food like choosing a pizza for yourself. Pizza 1. Do you want a wheat crust or white crust?2. Do you want a gluten-free crust?3. Do you want thin, original, New York or Chicago style?4. Do you want tomato sauce?5. If…

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Balancing Phytoestrogens for Companion Pets

    A phytoestrogen is an estrogen-like compound occurring naturally in plants of the legume family and in grains, vegetables, and fruits.  Phytoestrogens have been widely researched for their health benefits to help prevent certain types of cancer and other aging-related disorders but are also believed to be endocrine disruptors.  In the instance of phytoestrogens,…

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The Cat That Ate the Kibble

Yes; wet food should be a cat’s primary source of nutrition. How many of you are irked by this statement? You’ve tried and TRIED! Yet, your cat is a creature of habit and can be particularly stubborn. Some cats would rather not eat altogether than sacrifice their beloved kibble. Of course, these eating habits are…

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The Six Processed Forms of Dog and Cat Food

The numerous pet food options available today often present a quagmire to most pet owners – as it can be difficult to process all of it! Essentially, dog and cat foods are processed six different ways to become the end product – kibble, canned, dehydrated, freeze dried, raw, or home cooking – that your pet…

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