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Dog Food & Nutrition : What is Good Dog Food?

How do I know I’m feeding my dog good dog food? The majority of customers that I do call on really have no idea what type of food they are feeding their dog. Over ninety-five percent of dry food in America has an agency approval called AFCO. AFCO sounds, stands for the Association of American…


Dog Food & Nutrition : Variety in a Dog’s Diet

Should I always feed my dog the same dog food? My opinion is no. Just like humans if we would have to eat a pork chop every day for 60 years, not only would our body not be getting the required nutritional supplements but we would become bored and dissatisfied. I find that most puppies…


Dog Food & Nutrition : Adding Supplements to Dog Food

To summarize this segment on dog food, I would highly recommend that you consider the Doggy Steps philosophy of not feeding your dog anything that you would not eat. Certainly, budget and time is going to be a concern, but really consider taking the ingredient label test to see what you’re feeding your dog. I’m…


Healthy and easy to make picnic snacks

AND WEDNESDAY. KRISTEN: U.C. DAVIS MAY BE CELEBRATING ITS PICNIC DAY EVENT TODAY. BUT, DID YOU KNOW TOMORROW IS NATIONAL PICNIC DAY? KCRA 3’S TONI VALLIERE HAS A LOOK AT WAYS YOU CAN ENJOY A MEAL OUTDOORS. TONI: WE HAVE SOME REALLY GREAT IDEAS. THINGS YOU CAN PACK THAT WON’T SPOIL RIGHT AWAY.>>EVERYBODY LOVES A…


Fish, Mercury & Nutrition: The Net Effects

(James McGregar) Ocean fish are almost an ideal nutrient package for pregnancy and breast-feeding. (Emily Oken) Women who ate more fish during pregnancy had babies that had better scores on tests of development at 6 months and at 3 years. (Dariush Mozaffarian) Since seafood is so important for later health, I think it’s very important…


Dog Food & Nutrition : Dog Food Labels & Ingredients

Dog food label ingredients. What I like to challenge my customers to doing is take a look at your dry dog food label and see what’s actually in the food. As humans are very conscious of what we eat, and what’s healthy, we should apply the same standard to our pets. Generally speaking, 85% of…


Dog Food & Nutrition : Checking Dog Food Labels for Nutritional Value

Take the dog food ingredient label yourself. As I mentioned earlier, I like customers to go home, cut the label off of their dry dog food and actually see what they’re feeding their dog. Many dog foods are comprised of a lot of non natural preservatives which instill color, texture and flavor. As I also…