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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 […]

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 […]

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