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How To Read A Pet Food Label 101

Posted by Scott Pollak on

This is a good one! It’s so confusing out there in the marketplace. So many brands, special need diets, how is one suppose to know how what would be best much less, how to read a label? So, as I am quite often asked, I want what’s best for my pet, but there’s so much out there, HELP! I always try my best and a principle that I try to live by is, K.I.S.S.  ”Keep It Simple Stupid! First, you must understand and accept, which sometimes I have difficulty with, is believing what's printed on the bag is in the...

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Importance of Meat

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If you are a vegetarian, you may have an aversion to handling meat. However, understanding how your pet’s body works may make you more receptive to supplementing a diet (hopefully by Viand) with this important protein source. Since the advent of commercial pet food, we have been led to believe that feeding raw meat is unnecessary and a health risk. But, there are many differences between humans and their pets. A dog or cat has a much higher ability to tolerate, neutralize, and digest raw meat than we do. Bacteria that would make us ill, does not have the same...

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I Know Your Dog Is Special… They Give Their All To You, So…

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Before we start…Specialty or breed specific diets Other than mothers’ milk, how different are the foods we as humans eat throughout our lives?  Baby food is ground up people food…grandmas’ diet usually is better food, just less of it…NO? Can you imagine cooking specialty food for your Thanksgiving meal? A food for your short brown haired niece, one for your large Italian cousin, something specialty for your sister’s Asian husband, and so on! A bit ridiculous… why are there specialty pet foods? Marketing, shelf placement and how wonderfully special that they created a special food just for MY dog….by having...

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How Much To Feed A Puppy?

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Roughly 80-85 million pets are considered obese. Many low fat and diet foods are fed in such excessive quantities that they can actually put weight on the animal. Most pet owners don’t understand how much to feed their puppies? Generally speaking, puppies eat a lot of food. From birth up to six months of age, they ought to eat two to four times as much as an adult dog to support all their growth. Just buying what is considered the best puppy foods for feeding puppies isn’t really or always the correct thing to do. When buying a “puppy” food, be careful...

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Cleansing/Detox Diet-Chart

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Updated: 8/16/18 The Optional Detox Diet: This is recommended when when you get a new puppy, are transitioning your pet onto Viand Pet food, or seasonally when treating your dog.  DETOX DIET, CHART FORM>>>> (after the fast, before using Viand) use for 10-12 days Step One Please note this is the “food” for an entire day. Divide into feedings as desired. 10 lb dog 25 lb dog 50 lb dog 100 lb dog RAW/Lightly cooked/steamed Meat (beef, chicken, turkey, lamb or venison) 1/2 cup 3/4 cup 1-1/2 cup 3 cups Plain Yogurt 1/8 cup 3/16 cup 1/4 cup 1/2 cup Oatmeal...

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