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Pet Health Myths

Pet Planet believes good health starts with superior nutrition, which is why we choose the foods we carry with great care. Responsible pet Guardians make decisions for the animals in their care based on advice they receive from professionals in the pet industry. Occasionally, the nutritional information from one source may contradict the information provided by […]

Essential Oils

Dogs and Essential Oils During their long evolution, the dog’s genes became adapted to the balance of fats that nature intended for best health. The fats that are necessary for good health, but which cannot be manufactured by their body are called essential fatty acids. They are termed essential because, like vitamins and minerals, they […]

Possible Signs of Cancer in Dogs and Cats and Options for Treatment

The Possible Signs of Cancer The rate of cancer in our animal companions is alarming. Recognizing the signs that THE disease may be present in your pet is the first step in helping. With many illnesses, early diagnosis and treatment are key to favorable progress.  The signs of cancer are varied and can be seen […]

Weight Loss Q&A

My significant other says our dog is fat – I think they’re just fluffy. How can we tell? What should we do if they are overweight? Between 25 and 40 percent of dogs are overweight, but Guardians often don’t know it until they take their dog to the veterinarian for another reason. You can judge […]

Understanding Raw Diets

Raw Diet At Pet Planet, we are often asked to explain the difference between raw pet foods and more traditional forms of pet food. Raw diets consist of bones, ground meat vegetables, fruit and other whole foods. The theory behind feeding raw food is that our pets’ ancestors ate raw meat and bones, and that […]

The Glycemic Index

What is the Glycemic Index? Glycemic Index (GI) is a scale that ranks the carbohydrates in food by how much they raise the blood glucose levels compared to sugar Carbohydrates break down to form sugar which gives your pet energy. After eating, blood-glucose levels rise. Low GI foods provide more consistent energy levels throughout the […]

Nutrition Q&A

The primary line of defense in nutritional disorder prevention and immune system maintenance is a sound nutritional program.   Why doesn’t Pet Planet carry some of the most common brands of pet food? As the pet food industry became big business, so did the marketing campaigns of some products. The focus was not on the […]

Food Safety

Pet food recalls are not uncommon these days making it more and more difficult to trust that the food we feed our pets is safe. Here are a few criteria Pet Planet follows when choosing our product lines. First, we look for pet food companies that own their manufacturing facility. They should source all of […]

Food Dish Safety

Food Dish Safety For Our Pets Did you know plastic food and water dishes pose a risk to our pets? Plastic bowls are more prone to bacteria build-up. Bowls that have been scratched or chewed are particularly bad because bacteria thrive in the hard-to-clean cracks and crevices. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in […]

How to Choose a Dog Daycare

Today, Guardians have a closer relationship with their dogs than ever before. They want the best for the pet every day and all day. However, a heavy work schedule and being away for long periods during the day can impact the emotional and physical well-being of a dog. Canine daycare provides love and attention, tons […]

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