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Pet Diet and Nutrition

Questions to Ask Food Manufactures

1. Do you have a veterinary nutritionist or some equivalent on staff in your company? Are they available for consultation/questions?
2. Who formulates your diets, and what are their credentials?
3. Which of your client(s) are tested using AAFCO feeding trials, and which by nutrient analysis?
4. What specific quality control measures do you use to ensure the consistency and quality of your product line?
5. Where are your diets produced and manufactured? Can this plant be visited?
6. Will you provide a complete product nutrient analysis of your best-selling dog and cat food, including digestibility values?
7. What is the caloric value per can or cup of your diets?
8. What kinds of research on your products has been conducted, and are the results published in peer-reviewed journals?


 
 
 
Helpful Resources

  • AAFCO Standards
  • Food Allergies in Pets
  • Grocery Store vs. Pet Store vs. Exclusive Pet Food
  • Nutritional Nuggets
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Pet Food Labels – Article 1
  • Pet Food Labels – Article 2
  • Pet Food Transitioning for Dogs
  • Raw Food Diets – Article 1
  • Raw Food Diets – Article 2
  • The Corn Myth
  • What Does ‘All Life Stages’ Mean?
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    Food Allergies vs. Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

    If you suspect that your dog’s daily roll in the grass causes allergic reactions, such as excessive paw licking and rigorous belly scratching, you may be surprised to learn that he could actually have a food allergy.

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    Last updated: April 26, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    We are happy to welcome clients back inside our hospital! Our team kindly asks that you wear a mask during your interactions with our team.

    WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

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    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Downtown Animal Hospital