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How To Read An Ingredient Panel

By Dr. Al Townshend The number of pet foods available in North America is overwhelming, and each one is claiming they are the very best. Without doing a little bit of homework, it is almost impossible to decide what foods might be best for your pets. Certainly, the staff at all Pet Planet stores are […]

Benefits Associated with Food Categories

By: Dr. Al Townshend When it comes to feeding our pets, dry pet foods come to mind for most Guardians. Kibble has been the traditional way of providing a daily diet for dogs and cats, ever since commercial pet foods were developed. Today, the choices go well beyond just kibble to include a variety of […]

The Importance of A High Protein Diet

By Dr. Al Townshend The domestic dog we know today evolved from their ancestors, the wolf. There is some controversy as to when that happened. Most agree that it began some 20 to 40 thousand years ago. Like wolves, dogs evolved as carnivores or meat eaters. During their domestication process dogs have gained a better […]

The Right Food for Your Pets: Carbohydrates & Fiber

By Dr. Al Townshend The Good and the Bad Basic Ingredients There is no doubt that protein and fat are the most important ingredients in a diet designed for a carnivore. There are other ingredients that are essential not only to provide a complete and balanced recipe but to go beyond just meeting the basic […]

The Right Pet Food for Your Pets: Protein & Fat

By Dr. Al Townshend The Good and the Bad Basic Ingredients Have you thought about finding the right pet food for your pet? With hundreds of pet foods available today, every brand advertises their food as the right pet food for your pet. But the truth is there is no one food that is right […]

The Right Pet Food for Your Pets: Ingredients

By Dr. Al Townshend The Good and the Bad Basic Ingredients Now that you have a basic understanding of the food groups in every pet food, it is also important to take the next step and dive a bit deeper into what makes a good pet food recipe. The best information is on the packaging […]

The Right Pet Food for Your Pets: Vitamins and Minerals

By Dr. Al Townshend The Good and the Bad Basic Ingredients Vitamins and Minerals are some of the most important nutrients that every pet requires. We at Pet Planet place great value on recommending the best levels of vitamins and minerals for dogs and cats. Every function that occurs in the body depends on vitamins […]

List of Ingredients

Animal fat is a by-product of meat processing and is obtained from the tissues of mammals and/or poultry in the commercial process of rendering or extracting. Animal meat (turkey, chicken, beef, fish, etc.) is the clean flesh derived from the slaughtered animal. Animal meat meal and by-product meal is the clean, rendered remainder of a […]

What About Treats?

It’s fine to feed your dog treats; as long as you do it with common sense and in moderation. Not surprisingly, treats may become even more special to your pet if they aren’t handed out freely. Think about it this way – how healthy would you be if your diet consisted primarily of Oreo Cookies? […]

Premium vs. Grocery Pet Foods

Why do Pet Planet Ambassadors spend much of their time discussing and educating customers on the benefits of premium pet food? Because what our pets eat, the quality of nutrients & proper supplementation are the foundations for their health and longevity. Domesticated pets have acquired many problems such as allergies, skin conditions, behavioral issues and […]

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