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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Cherries

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is cherries. Who doesn’t love cherries - cherry pie, cherry cobbler or sweet maraschino cherries? While they may be tasty, are the healthy for your pets?

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Brewer’s Yeast

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is brewer’s yeast. Brewer’s yeast is used in many pet foods, and is a common supplement you might consider adding to your pet’s diet.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Peas

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is peas. Peas are typically a staple in the American consumers diet, but should they be used in your pet’s diet?

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Manganese

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is manganese. Manganese probably isn’t something you are very familiar with, but it is widely found in different forms in pet foods.

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Holiday Nutrition for Your Pets

It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone indulges their sweet-tooth, carb cravings, overindulging at the office parties, big family meals, etc.. You know how it goes. And there is a tendency among pet owners to over-indulge their pets too, feeding them lots of extra treats or, even worse, human foods full of sugar or fats.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Turkey

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is turkey. We thought it appropriate to take a closer look at turkey given that it’s found in many varieties of pet food. But turkey is also going to be the main course on many tables over the holidays and it’s likely that some of that turkey falls off someone’s plate into the mouth of your pet.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Tomatoes

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is tomatoes. Tomatoes are one of the most common “vegetables” that people eat, second only to the potato

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Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Xanthan Gum

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is something humans should try to avoid in their own food and their pet’s food as well. W...

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What to make of the FDA's Grain Free Announcement?

In July 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced reports from veterinarians on a potential link between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs and the consumption of pet foods that contained certain grains such as peas, lentils, legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Marigolds

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is marigolds. We recently wrote about garden safety and noted that marigolds are a natural insect repellent, but are they okay for your pets to eat and are they found in pet food?

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Venison

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is venison. Venison is not a commonly used protein in pet food, but it is a healthy alternative for your pet.

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Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Corn

The next ingredient in our ongoing series on Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is corn. Corn is a cereal grain and a staple at summer barbecues as well as in your pet’s food. What is a corn? Corn (or maize) is a...

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