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Nutritional Needs of Your Pet: Protein Levels

We have written several posts about special diets for your pet, including: Nutritional Needs of Your Dog - Part 1  where we examined their nutritional needs based on your pet’s breed and geographic origins and Nutritional Needs of Your Pet - Part 2 that discussed your pet’s dietary needs based on their age.

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Is it Healthy or Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Bone Meal

What’s with the confusing title you ask…well depending on the circumstances bone meal can be good or bad for your pet. Read on to understand more.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Flaxseed

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is flaxseed. You might not think of a seed as containing anything beneficial to you or your pet, but flaxseed is a superfood.

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Not so Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: BHA and BHT

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is BHA and BHT.  BHA and BHT are food preservatives.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Cherries

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is cherries. Who doesn’t love cherries - cherry pie, cherry cobbler or sweet maraschino cherries? While they may be tasty, are the healthy for your pets?

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Brewer’s Yeast

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is brewer’s yeast. Brewer’s yeast is used in many pet foods, and is a common supplement you might consider adding to your pet’s diet.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Peas

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is peas. Peas are typically a staple in the American consumers diet, but should they be used in your pet’s diet?

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Manganese

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is manganese. Manganese probably isn’t something you are very familiar with, but it is widely found in different forms in pet foods.

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Holiday Nutrition for Your Pets

It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone indulges their sweet-tooth, carb cravings, overindulging at the office parties, big family meals, etc.. You know how it goes. And there is a tendency among pet owners to over-indulge their pets too, feeding them lots of extra treats or, even worse, human foods full of sugar or fats.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Turkey

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is turkey. We thought it appropriate to take a closer look at turkey given that it’s found in many varieties of pet food. But turkey is also going to be the main course on many tables over the holidays and it’s likely that some of that turkey falls off someone’s plate into the mouth of your pet.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Tomatoes

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is tomatoes. Tomatoes are one of the most common “vegetables” that people eat, second only to the potato

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Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Xanthan Gum

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is something humans should try to avoid in their own food and their pet’s food as well. W...

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