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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 […]

Avoiding Obesity – How You Can Keep Your Pet Fit

The numbers speak for themselves – America has a weight problem. Rather, 53% of dogs in America and 58% of cats are considered either overweight or obese, while in the U.S, currently about ⅓ Of American Adults are also considered obese. It’s clear we are not taking enough steps to tackle the fat – so […]

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 […]

Small Animals Need Premium Food Too!

“Has anyone ever explained the difference between premium and grocery brand pet food to you?” It’s a question we ask every day at Pet Planet and not just about dog and cat food. Proper nutrition is just as important to your birds and small animals such as hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets as it […]

Herbivores Need Hay

Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small animals are herbivores and are natural browsers of grasses and other fibrous materials. It is the fiber in their diet that drives their digestive tract and keeps it healthy. One of the most common reasons small animals develop digestive tract problems is from a diet too low in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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