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Saving Good Dogs From Bad Dog Food
Saving Good Dogs From Bad Dog Food

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One of our more popular articles is the Hypoallergenic Dog Foods list. Allergy signs can include skin rash, hives, itching, paw biting, obsessive licking -- and sometimes nausea or vomiting. http://buff.ly/2hJvR8Y Even though food allergies only account for about 10% of allergy symptoms in dogs, it's worth a try at ruling out food allergies. If your dog has had an issue with allergies, what helped?

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Banned by the FDA in over-the-counter supplements -- but OK for dog food? Menadione is synthetic vitamin K. And it's included in many dog food recipes. http://buff.ly/2gPNNKS Since there is controversy and the possibility of negative effects, we red flag this ingredient in our reviews. How do you feel about menadione or any other controversial ingredients when you're shopping for your dog?

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A class action lawsuit filed in California claims that a variety of large companies have conspired to falsely promote prescription pet food. The plaintiffs claim that the “prescription” pet food manufactured by Mars, Purina, and Hill’s and sold at stores like Banfield Pet Hospital and PetSmart is not evaluated by the FDA and contain no drugs or other legally controlled substances. http://buff.ly/2h0CB2H Do you think consumers are "tricked" into thinking prescription dog food is equivalent to prescription medicine? How do you feel about this?

When it comes to feeding, a puppy can be considered a large breed if her weight is expected be 50 pounds or more once she becomes an adult

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Did you bring a new puppy home this holiday season? Help him get a healthy start with the right puppy food: http://buff.ly/2gmMWRF And don't forget to share a picture of your pup below!

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We issued over THREE DOZEN RECALL ALERTS in 2016! Was anything you bought affected? Find out here: http://buff.ly/2hq9cii And please share this post with a friend who needs to sign up for our free (no-spam) emergency recall alerts list!

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Here's an interesting article that talks a little bit about dog food manufacturing "behind the scenes" at Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, which manufactures Rachael Ray's pet food lines. The operations manager for the plant says, "As a rule, the food must not only meet animal standards but also be safe for human consumption." http://buff.ly/2gmO0ES Which pet food brand do you trust the most? And why?

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What are animal by-products? This innocent-sounding ingredient is commonly made up of out of date grocery store meats, livestock frames, animal intestines and a variety of ingredients that are legally "unfit for human consumption". While some pet food companies claim that by-products are nutritious and high protein, they are also cheaper than any comparable meat product. We red-flag by-products in our reviews. What dog food protein do you prefer in your dog's food?

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Dog and Cat Lovers -- most of our readers put a lot of effort into choosing just the right brand of food for their pet. But how much attention did YOU pay to the TYPE of food -- raw, dry, or canned? In this in-depth article, holistic veterinarian, Dr. Jean Hofve, reveals 10 reasons why she believes dry dog food is not the optimum choice for your dog or cat. http://www.littlebigcat.com/nutrition/why-dry-food-is-bad-for-cats-and-dogs/
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In this funny story, Mikkel Becker details the exploits of her food-addicted Pug, Bruce. Bruce gobbles up food, steals kibble, and once gained 5 pounds in just one week! Do you have a food addict at home? What are your tricks for keeping him or her at a healthy weight? http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/bruce-the-food-addicted-dog
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