Dogs Ask – What is in This Dog Food?

Today we’ll take a look at a few ingredients, that to some dog parents might seem to be the same thing, but in reality are very different as you will soon see. First I will list the ingredients as you would see them listed on your dog food bag, then I’ll explain what they are,…

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Dog Eats Out of The Garbage Can and Drinks Out of The Sewer

Bloomberg News is reporting that the bad economy is taking a bite out of the pet supply industry. The problem is, that some dog owners are skimping on the quality of their dog food and this is not an area we want to save money. Liz Harper’s dog once dined on bowls of Mars Inc.’s…

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AAFCO’s Established Guidelines – Dog Feeding Trial Method

This is the 3rd post talking about the AAFCO‘s established guidelines and how much weight you should put in them when picking a dog food.  We started this conversation on this post “Who is the AAFCO and What DO They Do?” and it was a reaction to articles by Dr. Julie Churchill, when she made…

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AAFCO’s Established Guidelines – Calculations Method Statistics

There are two AAFCO statements which you may see on dog food labels, in this post we are going to look at the statement that reads  something like this – “(Product Name) is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food nutrient profiles for (specific life stage).” Your first question should…

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Who is the AAFCO and What DO They Do?

I’m still steaming from reading a few different articles that quote Dr. Julie Churchill’s alluding to the fact that the AAFCO statements found on dog food packages, are one of the primary tools to use, to find  quality dog food. I want to cover three points in the next three posts over the next three…

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