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Got Gullet?

Innovative dog chews and treats are all the rage these days. Despite the claims of their sellers, most of these products are new twists on an old theme - taking the parts of food animals that we typically discard as inedible waste and turning them into expensive and often highly sought after dog treats. A few examples are bully sticks,… Continue reading Got Gullet?

Nutrition · Pet Food · Pet Food Label

What’s the Deal with Meals?

                              The Pet Food Wars: In May 2014, Nestlé-Purina, the largest producer of pet foods sold in the U.S., filed a lawsuit against Blue Buffalo, a competitor. Among other things, the lawsuit alleged that Blue Buffalo’s marketing claims—that their foods contained no by-product meals—were false and disparaging to other companies’ products.… Continue reading What’s the Deal with Meals?

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Keep those Doggies Rollin’……Rawhide, Rawhide!

I have always hoped that someday I would find a connection between the Blues Brothers and dog nutrition. That day has come. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCRae5mRoRE Rawhide, Rawhide: A dog person cannot walk into a pet supply store (or their own grocery store, for that matter) without noticing the explosion in the number of dog chews, dental devices and edible bones that are available for… Continue reading Keep those Doggies Rollin’……Rawhide, Rawhide!

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Scoopin’ for Science

I was at the gym recently, swimming laps. After my work-out, I was sitting by the side of the pool and a fellow swimmer and friend stopped to chat about dogs. He has never owned a dog, but his daughter has been pressuring him and he thinks she is finally old enough to take on the… Continue reading Scoopin’ for Science

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Not Your Grandmother’s Kibble

When I was in graduate school, a fellow student recommended a book called The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn. Published in 1962, it was already considered a classic in the philosophy of science by the 1980’s. Kuhn is responsible for defining and popularizing the concept of “paradigm shifts.” He explains that historically, scientific… Continue reading Not Your Grandmother’s Kibble

Health · Nutrition · Recommended Websites, Studies and Authors · Science · Scientific Method

What’s Your Dinner Ritual?

The Case dogs have an evening dinner ritual. This ritual has not changed much in the last few years and deviates very little in its nightly performance. It begins, like clockwork, at 8:15 pm and is currently directed by Cadie, our senior Golden girl. Mike (my husband) typically feeds the dogs their evening meal, so… Continue reading What’s Your Dinner Ritual?

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Dog Food Logic

"Dog Food Logic: Making smart decisions for your dog in an age of too many choices" is  now available! Click on the images for more information and to order. (Note: E-versions are already available from Dogwise, and will be included on Amazon soon).                                                                              ORDER FROM AMAZON                                          ORDER FROM DOGWISE REVIEWS OF "DOG FOOD LOGIC"… Continue reading Dog Food Logic

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New Book Announcement – “Dog Food Logic”

"Dog Food Logic: Making smart decisions for your dog in an age of too many choices" is now available from Dogwise Publishing and Amazon. Click on the image for ordering information.  Below are several recent reviews.                    ORDER AT DOGWISE                                  ORDER AT AMAZON ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ REVIEWS OF "DOG FOOD LOGIC" ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Reviewer:… Continue reading New Book Announcement – “Dog Food Logic”