Posts in Category: Pet Nutrition

Pet Food Labels: Marketing and Product Claims

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You’ve heard the saying; you can’t judge a book by its cover.  Well, you can’t judge pet food from the packaging.  Reading pet food labels can be confusing, especially if you don’t understand the lingo.  Dr. Anna Coffin will unravel the mystery of pet food labels and try to dispel many myths and mysteries about pet food packaging. Continue…

Health And Wellness In 2017: Get Your Pet To The Perfect Weight

health and wellnessThe holiday season is about over – it is a busy time of year for festivities, family and of course, lots of eating!  Did you know that if a ten-pound cat ate just one ounce of cheddar cheese from your appetizers, it would be the same as if a person ate three and a half hamburgers or four chocolate bars?  Gaining those holiday pounds is not just a problem for humans, but also for our four-legged friends.  Maintaining our pet’s weight is an important part of their health and wellness. Continue…

Pet Nutrition: Knowing How and What To Feed Your Pet

pet nutritionLet’s face it; pet nutrition is vital to your pet’s health.  There are many places to seek information on-line, some of them good and some bad.  In fact, a recent survey reported six out of ten pet owners are researching pet health topics online before or after visiting their veterinarian.  Dr. Anna Coffin recommends consulting with your veterinarian about your pet’s nutrition and ask them for a reputable on-line place to search these topics. Continue…

Need Help Picking The Right Pet Food?

pet foodThere are so many pet food brands available that it can be hard to determine what to feed your pet.  The pet food industry is currently being flooded with marketing gimmicks to get you to purchase their food.  Don’t be fooled by all the cool words and attractive looking pet foods. Continue…

Common Pet Nutrition Myths

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It’s difficult for pet owners to know what to feed their pets.  In 2014, 22 billion dollars was spent on pet food in the United States.  With this kind of money to be made there are many pet food companies that are using marketing techniques to sway owner into buying their products.  Dr. Anna Coffin talks about some common pet nutrition myths.

Just like you can’t judge a book by its cover you can’t always judge a pet food by it’s ingredients.  The basics of pet nutrition are not about the actual ingredients but about the nutrients that are available from each of the ingredients.  When an animal eats, the primary ingredients are broken down into these six primary nutrients:  

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