2021

Why Fresh Pet Food is Better

Pet Wants Chisholm Trail
  • 14 May 2021
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Who benefits from mass-produced pet food? Driven by economic rather than nutritional efficiencies, the majority of pet food today is mass-produced in extremely large batches of 500 tons or more. Using less-than-optimal protein sources and cooking temperatures, the highly-processed products end up waiting in the warehouses. Up to a year and a half have passed … Continue Reading...

Flea and Tick Protection for Your Pets

Flea and Tick Prevention
  • 14 May 2021
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Spring means more walks, more hikes, more frisbees, and unfortunately, more fleas and ticks. Your pets don’t want them, and neither do you! The most common types of fleas are dog and cat fleas, although some species can even affect humans. Ticks are no good either because they can carry things such as Lyme disease, … Continue Reading...

How good is the protein in your pet’s food? Amino acid availability as a measure of quality. (Part 4)

Protein in Pet Food
  • 9 April 2021
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Last, but not least, amino acid availability must be considered when the quality of protein is assessed. What is amino acid availability? Amino acid availability depends on the integrity of the chemical structure of an amino acid. If the chemical structure of an amino acid changes for any reason, then that amino acid is not … Continue Reading...