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Healthy Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a favorite around our house and sweet potato fries have become a staple in most steakh...

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet - Introduction

Figuring out what to feed your pet can be a challenge for any pet owner. If you go into your local pet store nowadays, you see aisles and aisles of dry food, canned food, frozen food, dehydrated food…aagghh how do you...

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Interview with Cathy Enright, CEO, Pet Food Institute Part 1

The following is excerpts from an interview by Petnet VP of Food, Steve Pelletier with Cathy Enright, CEO of the Pet Food Institute. Steve: Nice to speak with you Cathy. How long have you been the CEO of the Pet Food ...

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How Does Your Pet’s Food Stack Up?

If you’ve ever scratched your head over all the ingredients present in the unending varieties of pet food, feeling unsure of what’s good or bad for your pet, scratch no more! With Petnet’s pet food rating system, we ...

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Portion Distortion: A Tale of Too Much Food

Over the last several decades, we began subscribing to the “bigger is better” mentality and everything grew exponentially in size. Houses. Cars. Cell phones. And unfortunately, our food consumption. Over time, we seem...

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5 Must-Know Facts About Pet Food

For all animal-obsessed pet parents, nothing’s more important than the health and well-being of our furry children. We bring them to the vet for checkups, we drag them up huge hills for exercise (commonly known as “hi...

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Pet Food Bags: Big or Small?

Dry food is by far the most popular form of pet food sold.  I saw some data on petfoodindustry.com that said that dry food makes up almost 75% of all pet food sales in the world.  There are several reasons for this....

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Cat Food Labels Explained: Part 2

What is really in your pet’s food? No matter what you personal pet food philosophy is, it is important to know what you’re buying. In the first part of this series (Cat Food Labels Explained Part 1), We explained what...

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Cat Food Labels Explained: Part 1

Pet food labels can be really confusing. With all of the government regulations you would think that it would be as easy as reading a human food label, but it isn’t. How can you choose a good food for your pet? This p...

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How Much You Should Feed Your Dog

Far too many people are not aware of the amount of food their dogs really require each day to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.   According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, a majority of dogs in the...

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Cats and Carbs

We read a lot about “carbs” and how much you should have in your diet. We also see lots of fad diets promoting “low carb”, or “high carb” come and go. It’s hard to keep track of how much carbohydrates is good in your ...

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FDA Approval: Does it Matter?

Like with human foods, the FDA requires that ingredients in pet food are “safe” before they can be included in a recipe.  Many pet owners think that if the FDA has approved an ingredient for use in pet food, it must...

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