Animal Nutrition Blog
A corral of information for the health of your pet.
A premix is a predetermined blend of 20 or more vitamins, minerals and possibly amino acids. This blend is added to the food component of a pet food formula so it will meet the minimum Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) requirements of the diet for a certain life stage or stages of a dog or cat. In other words, the food component of the formula is lacking in certain nutrients, so the formulator adds in via a premix the deficient vitamins, minerals and possibly amino acids needed so all the AAFCO nutrient requirements are met. Below, lets take a look at what they're all about.Read More
Feeding Calculator: for Raw Formulas
As a result of the increased digestibility of a raw-food diet, you are able to feed your pet less food daily. Our suggestion is to feed your pet based on the 2-3% rule. Feed 2-3% of your pet's body weight daily. We recommend feeding your pet twice daily, so you should divide the total daily feeding weight in half and feed once in the morning and once in the evening.
April 17, 2014 // Canine
As a pet owner, you'll be able to tell if your dog has a yeast infection just by its smell. Yeast has a very characteristic odor. Some people think it smells like moldy bread or corn chips. Some people refer to a yeast infection of a dog's paws as 'Frito Feet.' It's a musty smell, and often a dog with chronic yeast will leave a tacky film on your hands after you give it a good petting. Sometimes there’s dander involved and sometimes improper pigmentation of the groin and even the top of nose. Now lets learn how all this comes about.Read More
February 14, 2014 // Canine
It's well known that dog's produce their own Vit.c, but if stress, illness, or age causes a dog’s need for vitamin C to outstrip his ability to produce it, supplementing him with C is a sensible choice. Here's some guidelines for doing so.Read More
December 4, 2013 // Canine
Understand that each food is different with regards to its caloric content and caloric density. As a result, the brand of food you are feeding plays a big role in the amount you'll ultimately be offering your dog. Don't always go by what the label recommends to feed. Dog food manufacturers tend to aim high with their recommendations; after all, the more food your dog eats, the more money they make. Instead, focus on the calories per serving. Armed with that information lets check out how to determine daily calorie needs.Read More