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Covid-19, Now We’re Home…and Then We May Not Be

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With all the issues that the Covid pandemic has thrown at us, whether it is health, economic, or of a logistical nature one thing is for sure, our four-legged buddies have lightened the load for us emotionally. If you're dog or cat is like mine, it surely has been great for them, creating a new bond with you and your family, all day, every day. As we continue to progress through this uncertain times things will undoubetly open up and many of us will be headed back out of the house for the day and your buddy(s) will be confused and wondering where’d you go?...

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Is Raw Meat Healthy to Feed my Pet?

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For over 22 years we have preached feeding raw meat along with our dry kibble to your pets. Why is this? The reason is two fold... first and foremost, it's what is healthiest for your dog or cat. Take a second and a step back to think about this for a second. Domesticated dogs and cats are carnivorous animals and are closely related to wolves and wild felines... do lions gather different ingredients, send them to a factory and cook their foods? No, they hunt and eat their meat raw... so why should dogs or cats? Adding raw meat to...

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Are Grain Free Diets Healthy for Dogs?

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I'm sure you have heard about the new "Grain Free" diet for your pets fad that has been sweeping the country. Before jumping on any bandwagon diet, for yourself OR your pets, it's important to understand the WHY. For over 22 years, the Viand Pet brand has stood for healthy pet food. I have never preached "Grain Free" diets, as the creation of this craze was in response to the fact that clean whole grains became too expensive (I still use it in the foods) of an ingredient, and some of the larger brands are focused on driving down costs,...

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Is garlic and onions OK for my dog?

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Nearly every day clients will call or email us with questions about their pets health. A client in South Carolina recently asked me if garlic or onions were okay to give to his dog. I have no doubt that he is not alone in wondering this. At a first glance, no, garlic, onions, chocolate, etc. are all items that can be of concern, but the the size of your pet, and the strength/potency of the ingredient also play a large factor. With that being said, for over 22 years we have been using a small amount of garlic in our...

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Seasonal Changes on Pets

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Winter blues? Summer highs? Fall and spring doldrums?  We’ve all experienced some sort of mood shift due to weather changes especially when it comes to extreme temperatures. When the temperature is over 90 degrees out, we feel sluggish, lethargic, and disinclined to do anything active. Similarly, in the extreme cold (below freezing), we wrap up in warm clothes, hunker down, and stay indoors if at all possible. Just like humans are affected by the changes to the weather so are your pets.  It may not be as obvious (since they don’t complain about the weather!), but the signs are there...

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Are You Using the Right Nutritional Supplements For Your Pets?

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  Many dog and cat owners believe the foods they feed their pets are comprehensive in nutrition enough that they don’t need to add any supplements. While health food for pets like Viand Pet Foods certainly boosts the nutritional value of your pet’s daily intake, sometimes, special needs can call for supplementation. In this post, we’ll go over some of the supplements your pet might need! At Viand Pet, we take a holistic approach to your pet’s needs. We only use real meats that are of the highest quality so that your pet gets the most out of it. None...

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