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4 Mistakes Shoppers Make When Buying Pet Foods

4 Mistakes Shoppers Make When Buying Pet Foods

Around the country there is a lot of pet food sold each year. In fact, according to the Pet Food Institute, sales have reached over to over $20 billion annually, selling over 8 million tons of pet food. With over 71 million people having a pet dog and over 73 million having a pet cat, consumers shop for pet foods on a regular basis. What they may not realize, however, is that when they do so they often make mistakes that could lead their pets down a path of health problems.

“Our cats and dogs are just like us in that they need to eat a healthy diet in order to stay healthy themselves,” explains Dave Ratner, owner of Dave’s Pet Foods. “The good news is that there are healthy food options out there. Yet I’ve learned over time that most people are just not aware of it or what makes for a healthy pet food. That’s a mistake that could lead to issues over time.”

Here are 4 mistakes shoppers make when buying pet foods:

First Paleo Dog Treat Fuels the Industry, Provides Healthier Option

First Paleo Dog Treat Fuels the Industry, Provides Healthier Option

A quick Google search for the term “Paleo” yields over 40 million options. Paleo diets have increasingly become popular for people over the last few years, with millions of people making the effort to follow the more natural diet that our ancestors followed. Likewise, many people are searching for healthier options for their dogs, too, and they are finding them in product lines by such companies as I’d Rather Be with My Dog, which has the first line of Paleo dog treats on the market.

“Those who are looking to feed their pets healthier today have options that are readily available,” explains Doug Ratner, founder of I’d Rather Be with My Dog and a musician. “Forget feeding them treats that are not even fit for human consumption, such as cookies and items loaded with artificial and unhealthy ingredients. Paleo treats offer a healthy treat that dogs love and people can feel good about.”

Retired FBI Agent to Head Animal Abuse Investigations

Retired FBI Agent to Head Animal Abuse Investigations

Infamous Undercover Agent Who Took Down the Gambino Organized Crime Family Takes on Animal Cruelty

Guardians of Rescue has a reputation for helping animals, as well as veterans. But they are about to become even more effective when it comes to bringing animal abusers to justice. The animal rescue organization announces that they brought on Joaquin “Jack” Garcia, a former FBI agent, to head up the unit that investigates reports of animal cruelty.

"Bringing Jack Garcia on board is great news for us, and bad news for those who abuse animals,” says Robert Misseri, founder and president of Guardians of Rescue. “Jack is the best there is at investigating such things and will get to the bottom of complicated animal abuse cases. This is one more giant step in helping the animals.”

Celebrities and the U.S. Government Come Together on World Environment Day

Celebrities and the U.S. Government Come Together on World Environment Day

Celebrities and the U.S. Government Come Together on World Environment Day to Support Combating Wildlife Trafficking

5 Things to You Need to Know about Wildlife Trafficking and How to Address the Problem

Katie Cleary’s Award-Winning Documentary “Give Me Shelter” Premieres On Netflix May 15th, 2015

Katie Cleary’s Award-Winning Documentary “Give Me Shelter” Premieres On Netflix May 15th, 2015

After 3 dedicated years, and a lifetime of advocating for animal welfare, Actress and Producer Katie Cleary, has released the powerful award-winning documentary titled, “Give Me Shelter” which premiers on Netflix May 15th. “Give Me Shelter” is a film to raise awareness for some of the most important animal welfare issues world-wide. It also shines a light on the people who dedicate their lives every day to rescue, rehabilitate or care for these animals while being a voice for the voiceless. The film stars Oscar Winner Ric O’Barry best know for his work on “The Cove”, Actress Tippi Hedren, Alison Eastwood, Esai Morales, Michael Vartan, Robert Davi and many more animal advocates lending their name to the cause.

Animal Rescue Groups Seek Help in Bringing Soldiers’ Dogs Home to America

Animal Rescue Groups Seek Help in Bringing Soldiers’ Dogs Home to America

Most people are aware that we have soldiers overseas in Afghanistan. But what most are not usually aware of is that many times they become attached to dogs that they find roaming in the area. For some, it’s the bond they create with those new pets that keep them feeling happy and hopeful. Yet when their tour of duty is over and it’s time to go back home to the U.S., they find themselves having to break that bond and leave the dog behind. Guardians of Rescue, an international animal rescue organization, works to change that by reuniting soldiers with the dogs they had to leave behind.

Tips to Help a Finicky Cat Start Loving Food

Tips to Help a Finicky Cat Start Loving Food

It’s estimated that there are between 74-90 million pet cats in the United States. One common issue that many cat owners have is that their pet is finicky or picky when it comes to food, almost to the point that they would rather not eat at all. The good news is there are some things people can do to help get their furry feline to overcome being a finicky eater.

“Cats are kind of like kids when it comes time to eat,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “There are things they will eat and things they won’t, and they are not shy about letting you know either way. Many people find it difficult to find a food their cat will actually eat on a regular basis, but it doesn’t have to be like that.”

There are reasons why some pets may be more finicky than others, but a lot of it has to do with what they are being offered, and how it’s being offered to them. Here are some tips for helping a finicky cat start loving their food: