Dog Food Industry

Dog Food

Ever wondered how Fido got his food and the technology and history behind what we call modern dog food today? The dog food industry has progressed over the years to where we are today with organic dog food and more.

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What to watch for?

Dog Food

We have already covered the issue of deceptive advertising in the pet food industry and also the issue Ethoxyquin as a food preservative. Now there is more in this final installment. Be careful what you buy!

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Ethoxyquin – Bad pet food

Dog Food

Many pet food companies have no longer want to talk about the use of Ethoxyquin. This was one the darling of the industry and very popular. It was defended as being a very safe preservative (antioxidant). This view has now been discarded after many settlement in litigation over its use ...

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What about Enzymes?

Dog Food

The cooking process in modern manufacturing of pet foods kills off a very vital component of food – the enzymes. This is done in order to kill of bacteria and mold in order to maintain the shelf life of the product. Once the extruder ups the heat to 70% degree ...

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Deceptive Advertising

Dog Food

The dog food might say it is mostly meat but is it really? Many adverts would suggest that it is however there is a twist in words. Now in order to list any source of meat  first on the bag or tin label of your pet food some companies will ...

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Better Dog Food

Dog Food

Webster defines “crude” as a substance in its natural unprocessed state. The ingredients listed in all pet foods are defined as crude, as in “existing in a natural state and unaltered by cooking or processing.”*

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Dry Dog Food Labeling

Dog Food

When was the last time you really looked at the ingredients list on the bag of your dry dog food? Look at it now and after you read this, look at it again with a new understanding of what your dog is living on.

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Chicken By-Product Meal

Dog Food

Chicken meal is mainly used in animals food such as pet foods. It tends to be a combination of whole chicken, chicken skin and some bone. The are no feather, feet, head or entrails in chicken meal. This meal is normally ground and extruded with a 10% moisture level.

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What you need to know

Dog Food

Dog food can be any food intended for the consumption by dogs. Before commercially prepared dog foods were made, dogs ate any leftovers of grains, meats and any other food scraps given by their owners. They also ate anything available in their environment.

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Things to consider

Dog Food

For a dog owner, choosing the suitable dog food for your pet can be a daunting task. Especially with pet stores and grocery store aisles filled with dozens of brands of dog food. Then, you have to choose between dry or kibble, canned or wet and semi-moist preparation of dog ...

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Dog Food Overview 101

Dog Food

It is amazing how dogs have adjusted to the change in the way their food is processed and presented. It is the dogs’ nature to hunt for their meal that is mainly carnivorous. Through the years, dogs’ preference evolved and is able to eat a variety of food from raw ...

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What would be the best food for your dog?

Dog Food

One of the most important decisions a dog owner needs to make is in selecting the best suitable food for his/her pet dog. Proper dog food nutrition plays a vital role in dog’s wellness and behavior. It can also directly affect every aspect of the dog’s life. Why is it ...

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