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BOGO Bowl Pet Food, From Pet Pantry to Pet Industry

BOGO Bowl pet food is a newer pet food on the market. Sara Henderson, CEO, and I talkedBOGO Bowl pet food

the other day about her “Buy One Give One” ethos — and I discovered that she had gone from running a pet pantry to getting into the pet industry.

Sara was part of a team who started The Pet Project Midwest, designed to help keep pets in their homes, and one of the programs was a pet food pantry. She found out how very difficult is it to keep a steady stream of food on the pantry shelves. All organizations are not eligible for pet food programs available. Shelters and rescues know how the cost of food often causes pet give-ups and this gap needs to be addressed to keep pets in their homes. Sara’s company was born out of that struggle. Continue reading

Pet Food Quandry: What’s Best for Dogs and Cats?

Pet Food and Pet Nutrition

When it comes to pet food and pet nutrition, there are as many opinions floating around as there are people who offer those opinions. The end result is a confusing mass of information for pet owners, much of which is contradictory.

How Do I Provide Good Nutrition in My Pet’s Food?

One thing is certain. All of us want the very best for our dogs and cats. We all want to be feeding the highest quality pet food. But what exactly does that mean? Some of the questions that seem most confusing include:

  • Should there be grain in my pet’s food or does a grain-free food provide the best nutrition?
  • What about corn? Is corn an acceptable ingredient in pet foods?
  • What about by-products? What are they? Do by-products provide good nutrition for my pet? Should they be part of a good pet food?
  • And what about quality control? How do we know whether a pet food is safe to feed to our dogs or cats? Could we have a repeat of the melamine incident that killed so many pets?

Expert Opinion on Pet Food and Pet Nutrition

This week, Dr. Marcie Campion joins us to discuss pet foods and pet nutrition. She answers all of these questions and more in her interview, which you’ll find below.

Dr. Campion, PhD., is a nutritionist and is currently the Scientific Relations Managers for Iams/P&G Pet Care. She joins us this week in an extremely informational interview and graciously offers her expert opinion on many different pet food questions.

Will everyone agree with Dr. Campion’s answers to these important pet nutrition questions? No, probably not. However, she answers them based on her experience and training as a pet nutritionist and an expert in her field.

During the course of the interview, Dr. Campion also shares with us a bit of information about a new line of pet foods being offered by Iams. One of the things that is really nice about this line is that it provides an alternative for those people who prefer a pet food that has no corn, meat by-products, fillers, preservatives, artificial coloring or artificial flavors. After all, regardless of anything else, it’s nice to have options and alternatives.

Sit back, relax and listen to the interview. And don’t forget to join us next Monday here at Animal Cafe for another great interview.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue/Flickr.com

Finding the Best Quality Pet Food for Your Dog or Cat

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Anthony Holloway, owner of K9 Cuisine

This week, we’re joined by Anthony Holloway, owner of K9 Cuisine. In this audio podcast, Anthony discusses the origins of K9 Cuisine and the difficulty he and his family experienced in purchasing a good food for their own pet. He also discusses his criteria for offering a food for sale through K9 Cuisine. There are many foods which K9 Cuisine does not offer because they do not meet the website’s standard for quality.

Anthony also discusses the pet food rating tool available at K9 Cuisine. This tool allows a pet owner to determine the quality of their pet’s food by answering a number of questions. All that is required for you to complete the questionaire and find out how your dog or cat food rates is the product label for the food. The tool also explains why each question is important in determining the quality of the food.

Go ahead and listen to the podcast at your convenience. Then, don’t forget to join us in the Chat Cafe on April 6, 2011 at 9PM EST to ask your own questions or share your experiences with the various foods you have fed your own dog or cat. Anthony will be joining us and will be happy to provide further information.