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...

My Cat Acts so Aloof. How Can I Pamper Her in a Way She Accepts?

My Cat Acts so Aloof. How Can I Pamper Her in a Way She Accepts?

Some kitties are quite standoffish. This behavior makes it really hard to love up on your cat who just wants to be left alone. For some of these cats, it’s hard to even have time with them sitting on your lap. Some cats can be pampered with a brush with fresh catnip...

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