Specific Breed Nutrition: A Case Study

If you’ve ever been to the Barkery, then you’ve definitely seen our sign out front: “Ask us why we don’t sell Iams, Eukanaba or Science Diet.”

It’s true: we only carry all-natural foods that do not contain any ingredients that were never meant for our pets to ingest. And for good reasons.

In a recent article from Truth About Pet Food, Susan Thixton takes a closer look at so-called breed specific pet foods and how the same brand compares across different countries. The results are surprising, showing that the same type of food by Royal Canin has different ingredients between the US, Canada, and the UK. The same goes for Science Diet. So, just how tailored to a specific dog breed are these foods? Not at all, it seems.

Read more about the dangerous ingredients in supermarket pet foods and this case study by clicking here.

Holiday Pet Safety and Poison Tips

holiday-pet-safety-300x199The Pet Poison Helpline has issued a very helpful list of tips and reminders for pet owners this holiday season. What you believe is harmless may be just the opposite for your furry friend.

Included on the list:

  • Decorations: Such as snowglobes or tinsel, a danger for cats
  • Plants: Like poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe
  • Alcohol: Glasses left unattended can prove toxic for pets as well as desserts with the ingredient
  • Liquid Potpourri: The wax can easily burn

Read more by clicking here

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Just as humans are at risk for “over-doing it” on Thanksgiving, and even getting sick from uncooked ingredients, pet owners should also be on alert for the safety of their four-legged friends. 

The ASPCA  shares several tips on pet safety during the upcoming holiday, including:

  • Turkey safety
  • Uncooked ingredients such as eggs and dough
  • Sage tummy trouble
  • Poisonous floral arrangements
  • And even how to create a mini feast fit for your pet

Click here to read more about Thanksgiving safety for your pets now