Pet Nutrition – Hills, Burns, and Other Brands of Pet Food Products and Nutritional Supplements

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Pet Food Nutrition and Your Pet’s Well-Being   Is your pet unusually sluggish and seemingly in a bad mood? Why not look into the hill of pet food it is wolfing down?   Pet nutrition plays a vital role in keeping your furry family member in good shape. … [Read more...]

Comparing Pet Nutrition Products- Caloric Content

Working Dogs require more daily calories than non-working dogs.

The energy concentration of a pet nutrition product describes the caloric content of the diet.  It helps veterinarians recommend diets and the amounts of food to feed, in order to maintain healthy weights of animals.  It is important to know the energy concentration of a pet … [Read more...]

Quality Control of Pet Nutrition Products

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The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) regulates the sale and distribution of pet nutrition products The Association of feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is a voluntary association of local, state and federal agencies that is required by law to regulate the … [Read more...]

Comparing Pet Nutrition Products- Dry Matter and Moisture Content

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Aspects of comparing different foods include the physical evaluation of the food, which is most useful for determining whether or not the food is spoiled.  Evaluation of the product label, including the ingredients used is also important.  Determining a pet nutrition … [Read more...]

Comparing Pet Nutrition Products- Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrate Content

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Pet food manufacturers are required to list the minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat and the maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.  Other nutrients may follow the moisture content, but do not need to be listed unless it is listed elsewhere on the pet … [Read more...]

Comparing Pet Nutrition Products- Ingredient Statements and Guaranteed Analysis

Cat Shopping for Pet Food Choices

There are 3 main types of pet foods on the market, dry, soft-moist and canned products.  These 3 types of foods vary in moisture content and as a result, vary in the amount of nutrition provided per ounce of food.  Dry foods have the advantage of ease of preparation and stay … [Read more...]

Comparing Pet Nutrition Products- Ingredient Lists and Product Label Terms

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Public awareness of the importance of nutrition in health has resulted in an increased demand for high quality pet nutrition products for animals.  Many pet owners are willing to spend the extra money to provide high quality diets for their pet.  However, the cost of the pet … [Read more...]