Food Truths 2018-08-29T14:29:09+00:00


  • Do not feed anything made in China—Read labels closely.
  • Natural’ does not mean better. It means no artificial/chemical preservatives. Fat in food can go rancid without preservatives.
  • Even with preservatives, an open bag of dry food should be discarded after 1 month.
  • Organic’ has no standard meaning for animal food according to the USDA.
  • ‘Raw’ The Food and Drug Administration states raw diets for animals are not “consistent with the goal of protecting the public from significant health risks, particularly when used to feed domestic pets.”
  • ‘Human-grade & Holistic’ are not defined by AAFCO and therefore cannot be accurately used to describe a pet food.
  • ‘Meal’ as the first ingredient in pet food could be better than ‘meat’.
  • Most dogs need grains.
  • Most expensive does not necessarily mean best… in anything.
  • The pet store owner is in sales, not medicine.
  • Dr. Fjerstad is in medicine, not sales.
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