Frequently Asked Questions
What’s in my pet food?
Bring your bag of pet food in and we can break down the ingredient list for you. Or go to www.dogfoodanalysis.com and look up the ingredients. See how your food stacks up to other foods.
What does natural mean?
According to AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) nothing. It is not in their dictionary of terms which means it can be used freely and loosely.
What is a grain free food?
Kibble with no grains because grains like wheat and corn are cheap sources of caloric energy. They’ve been linked to gluten intolerance, food allergies and obesity. Grain free foods are higher in protein and lower in carbohydrate.
Why is my dog scratching and licking his paws?
Paw licking and scratching are signs of a food allergy. After taking your pet to your vet the next step would be to address the diet. A pet with a food allergy needs to be on a simplified diet with a single source protein. This will help to narrow down what is actually causing the allergy. We also recommend a fatty acid supplement.
Do I need to give my pet supplements?
Yes, because vitamins and minerals are needed for the body to function properly. They are added to pet foods for the average animal and if you are feeding less than the recommended daily amount your pet is not getting the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals.
Is garlic bad for pets?
No, it’s actually good for pets when given in small quantities. Garlic boosts the immune system is a natural flea repellent and discourages worms.