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Pet Food Fraud Again


Two years ago a study found eight of 21 pet foods contained an animal protein ingredient that wasn't listed in the pet food label. Now, another study has been released finding 20 of 52 pet foods contained an animal protein not listed on the label. When will authorities hold manufacturers accountable? Read More »

Purina has New Product with Human Grade Ingredients


Purina is now offering a pet product made with “human grade ingredients”. Not a food or treat, but a “meal enhancement”. Here are the details. If this product is accurately advertised on the Purina website (still waiting on a response from Purina), this is the first – to my knowledge – pet product made by any of the world’s largest ... Read More »

Wait one Minute There FDA


You might have seen a news story or two published on a pet food study just released by the FDA finding raw pet foods to have a high incident level of dangerous bacteria. But wait one minute, there are some big holes in the peer reviewed paper (at tax payer expense). Was this study outcome based? Read More »

Everyone has their own Truth

Secret Kiss From One Boston Terrier to Another

The Pet Food Institute has their own 'Truth' and now it's been shared with me that Science Diet has their own 'Truth' too. Science Diet is hosting seminars titled "The Truth About Pet Food". Read More »

Concerning Attitude


Personally, I'm worn thin reading about the fight between pet food giants Purina and Blue Buffalo. But this article got my attention and made me a little angry. Here's the non-consumer friendly remarks from Purina, Blue, and Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Larsen. Read More »

How Balanced is Pet Food?


'Complete and Balanced' is the claim to fame for commercial pet food. Here's a close look at that claim to fame. Turns out...balanced isn't quite as balanced as they lead petsumers to believe (all thanks to pet food regulations). Read More »

What is Gluten Free Pet Food?


Do you know what gluten free pet food is? Understand what glutens are? FDA has released 'Guidance for Industry' to label claims for gluten-free foods. Here's the scoop on gluten free pet foods. Read More »