Pet Nutrition Resources

United Pet Group Issues Voluntary Recall

United Pet Group Issues Voluntary Recall Just today we received unfortunate news that United Pet Group is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of rawhide chew products for dogs due to possible chemical contamination. This recall was initiated after United Pet Group identified that certain rawhide chew manufacturing facilities that are located in Mexico and Columbia, in addition to a supplier in Brazil, were unfortunately using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of these rawhide dog chew products. This compound is an anti-microbial compound that while it is approved for the cleaning of processing equipment, it...

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Brands That Could Be Harmful To Your Pet

We were at an event last weekend and took a survey asking 250 people what kind of food and treats they feed their pets. Out of those people, 87% feed either Iams or some variation of Purina. These brands are extremely unhealthy and can cause issues such as the ones listed above, and sometimes even worse health issues such as cancer, seizures, and death. We have seen this thousands of times over the years as many pet owners have come to us because their pet has severe allergies or some illness, generally due to low quality pet food. This is...

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The Benefits of Raw Food

Two words: Raw Food. The top picture is Ella, Kelsey's foster dog, after she was on Purina dog food at the shelter for several months. Before this picture, she was much skinnier and her coat was much worse due to being on Purina. The top picture is of Ella after gaining weight and being on a 5 star canned food for about 2 months. Even though she gained weight and had more energy from being on a 5 star canned food, her coat was not improving that much and she wasn't growing hair. At first we thought it was scarred over...

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Quality vs. Quantity of Dog Food

Quality vs. Quantity of Dog Food The higher rated the food, the less you feed and the healthier it is.  This display is of a daily feeding amount for a 5 star kibble compared to the daily feeding amount of a 3, and 1-2 star kibble for a 50 pound dog. Even if your dog is less than 50 pounds, or more than 50 pounds, there is a visible difference between the quantity and quality of these brands. I often hear that people can't afford a 5 star kibble. This display shows that you would feed your dog twice, if not...

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