Deciphering the back of a pet food label – not as easy as you think!

Is your dog food a “premium” brand?  Does it say so?  Or is it “all natural”?  What exactly does this mean?  Would it surprise you to know that dog food that is labeled as such is not held up to any higher nutritional standards than plain old Alpo?  Nor are they required to contain any … Continue Reading

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What’s in a Pet Food Label?

Ever try deciphering the ingredients on your dog’s food label? Think “meat” means “meat”? Think again.

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Best iphone apps for dog lovers!

Thanks to my friends at GoPetFriendly for pointing me in the right direction!  Check out these great iphone apps for dog lovers at mashable.com.

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Crochet bone pattern by CraftyPants

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Thanks to Jessica, aka “Crafty Pants,” for agreeing to share this adorable crocheted bone toy pattern.  A little bit about our featured crafter:  In June 2007, she graduated from college with a degree in Computer Science, and a minor in Math.  She then jet-setted off to France and immersed herself in the language.  Afterwards, she … Continue Reading
 
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Product Review: Cool new and healthy dog treats

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Dash really made out this Christmas when it came to treats!  I thought I’d showcase the treats he got, because they are all pretty original and unusual. His favorite was the Kangaroo Strips by Plato Pet Treats. Really. I stumbled across these treats at the store “Doggy Style” in New York.  Dash is allergic to … Continue Reading
 
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Merry Christmas from The Philly Dog!

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Dash Christmas
 
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Eagles honor Michael Vick!

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Seriously?  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2009/12/eagles-honor-michael-vick-with-ed-block-courage-award/1
 
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Dr. Ian Billinghurst tells why kibble and canned food is bad for your dog.

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“Give Your Dog A Bone” is the title of a book written by veterinarian Dr. Ian Billinghurst of Australia. This book came to my attention when I was listening to the podcast, “Dog Talk The Radio Show,” hosted by Tracie Hotchner. Dr. Billinghurst gives seminars about his knowledge in nutrition and why we should be … Continue Reading
 
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Why dogs are carnivornes and should eat a raw diet

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I found this interesting post on the website http://www.thewholedog.org/FoodDry.html.  Not to be confused with The Whole Dog Journal, by the way. Dry kibble is processed at very high temperatures which destroy the essential amino acids, vitamins, etc. The only true nutrition available in kibble is the (most often used) synthetic vitamin mixture that is sprayed … Continue Reading
 
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