How Long Should I Feed Puppy Food?

How Long Should I Feed Puppy Food?

The idea with puppy food is that it provides the added nutrition a growing dog needs. Therefore, your puppy should eat puppy food until she is no longer growing, which is going to depend on the breed. Little dogs, like the Maltese, do not grow anywhere near as long as...

Why Does it Seem Like my Whole House is Itchy in August?

Why Does it Seem Like my Whole House is Itchy in August?

Dogs, cats, and even humans can all suffer from hay fever allergies. The end of July and most of the month of August seem to be prime times for this sort of allergy for many, regardless of where you live. If you live in the country, you see all the farmland which is...

Why Does my Dog Eat Used Tissues?

Why Does my Dog Eat Used Tissues?

Once we get past the grossness factor, there are a couple of reasons for this behavior. First, the contents of a used tissue are often very salty and this can be tasty…. at least to a dog! Second, dogs like to shred things putting their paws on their slain prey and...

My Cat is on Antibiotics & has Diarrhea. What Do I Do?

My Cat is on Antibiotics & has Diarrhea. What Do I Do?

If your cat is also vomiting, call your vet immediately.   You may need different medicine or your kitty may have a bigger problem. If your cat is not vomiting and is pooping the normal 1-2 times a day but the stool is soft, consider a probiotic 2-4 hours after the...

AAFCO Day 3, 7/27/14

AAFCO Day 3, 7/27/14

The Pet Food Committee The committee passed a motion to put a limit on how much calcium large breed dogs get, as they grow faster and longer and too much calcium can cause health issues - developmental bone diseases. But, then, the committee passed a motion to create...

AAFCO, Day 2, 7/26/14

AAFCO, Day 2, 7/26/14

The Ingredients Definition Committee met this evening. Here's an example of what they discussed: They want to approve a definition for zinc hydroxychloride as a feed additive to provide zinc, a required mineral, to livestock. The definition includes acceptable levels...

AAFCO Meeting, Day 1, 7/25/14

AAFCO Meeting, Day 1, 7/25/14

This meeting was best described as my "getting my bearings" meeting. There were 250+ representatives present from every state Department of Agriculture, the US federal government (FDA), the Canadian federal government (their FDA), and a whole lot of pet food industry...

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