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...
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...
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...
Bathing Do’s and Don’ts

Bathing Do’s and Don’ts

Fun subject! Even my daughter likes to bathe the pooches. Most dogs love baths, most cats don’t – there are always exceptions. Do use lukewarm water, do use natural shampoo, do have plenty of towels and prepare for lots of water mess. So, a few pointers: Use a natural...

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