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100+ Years of Commercial Pet Food, Yet Pets are Sicker than Ever Before

100+ Years of Commercial Pet Food, Yet Pets are Sicker than Ever Before

 

It was over 100 years ago that the beginnings of what would become the pet food industry began, according to the Pet Food Institute. It began with a commercially prepared dog biscuit in 1860, diversified to canned horse meat in the 1930s, and then to the expansion of dry commercial pet foods in the 1950s. Today, the commercial pet food has grown into a $21 billion per year industry, according to the American Pet Products Association. With all the advancements in pet foods, however, the nation’s pets are no healthier as a result.

“One would think that we have created an industry that cares for and nourishes our pets,” explains Will Post, president of Hound & Gatos Pet Food Corporation. “The reality, however, is that most of what people are purchasing isn’t healthy at all and can actually lead to health problems.”

Guardians of Rescue Calls on Community to Help Save U.S. Army Unit’s Afghan Pups

Guardians of Rescue Calls on Community to Help Save U.S. Army Unit’s Afghan Pups

 

Since Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan began back in 2001, thousands of troops have been deployed overseas. While amidst the chaos and wreckage of war, some soldiers have found friends in the form of stray dogs. Recently, a compelling story was brought to the attention of Guardians of Rescue, who is now doing everything possible to transport “Sheba” and her pups to the United States on September 4th, 2013.

While deployed in Afghanistan, a team of soldiers came across a stray dog. Before long, the team had adopted the dog, naming it “Sheba,” who came to protect the soldiers from other wild dogs in the area. After Sheba gave birth to seven puppies in March, the team donated their limited free time to feeding and caring for the puppies. The soldiers reached out to Guardians of Rescue with a plea to transport Sheba and her puppies safely to the United States.

5 Faith-Friendly Companies You Wouldn’t Expect

5 Faith-Friendly Companies You Wouldn’t Expect

 

After the drop in employment in 2008 after the stock market crash, the success of businesses are finally beginning to rise again. According to the United States Census Bureau, 111 million people are employed by both big and small businesses. Religion still plays a large role in the United States population and is integrated into businesses throughout the country. Within the United States alone, 220 million people affiliate themselves with a particular religion.

“The relationship between religion and business was bound to happen and did,” affirms Will Post, founder and CEO of Hound & Gatos Pet Food. Hound & Gatos is a religious-based pet food company; the Paleolithic diet company inscribes scripture (John 3:16) on sides and bottom all of their pet food cans. “A lot of people are unaware of the companies that are ‘faith-friendly’ or religious-based within the US.”

5 Common Cat Health Problems

5 Common Cat Health Problems

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, common reasons for pet owners to visit a veterinarian include an injured pet, routine vaccination, to be spayed or neutered, and flea or tick medications. In 2012, the Banfield Pet Health report stated that cat obesity has risen over 90 percent since 2007 and people are beginning to look at their pet food as the source of health problems.

“The number of overweight cats has risen exponentially over the last couple of years, but what people don’t realize is that the cat food they are feeding their pet can play a major role in your pet’s health problems,” affirms Will Post, founder and CEO of Hound & Gatos Pet Food. “Cat’s bodies don’t know how to process fillers and by products, which leads to health problems down the road.”

Here are five of the most common cat health problems:

Former Marine Turned Entrepreneur on Mission to Feed Pets Better

Former Marine Turned Entrepreneur on Mission to Feed Pets Better

 

At one time, finding a high quality pet food was a challenge. It was one that Will Post, a former U.S. Marine, took on when he came up unhappy with the results of his search. With his dogs being allergic to soy, wheat, rice, and corn, he was faced with either giving them prescription drugs, or creating something better. He took the latter route and hasn’t looked back since.

“I needed a pet food that was going to meet my dog’s nutritional needs, as well as avoid all those fillers that they just don’t need,” explains Will Post, president of Hounds & Gatos Pet Food Corporation. “The vast majority of pet food on the market today contains unnecessary fillers that are harmful to pets and should be avoided.”

5 Ways a Pets Diet Can Impact Their Health

5 Ways a Pets Diet Can Impact Their Health

 

As most of the millions of pet owners can attest to, a sick pet can end up costing a lot of money. Whether the pet has a short term illness or a chronic one, it can mean multiple trips to the veterinarian. The good news is that there are things that people can do in order to help their pets live a healthier, happier life. A great place to start is by taking a look at their diet, which can have a tremendous impact on their pet’s health.

“People often don’t realize just how important the quality of food is that they feed their pets,” explains Will Post, president of Hound & Gatos Pet Food Corporation. “Yet it is something that is done every day and helps in nearly every aspect of the pet’s well being. The pet’s diet is so important and should not be overlooked.”

5 Things to Know About Pet Food

5 Things to Know About Pet Food

 

Americans love their pets. In fact, it is estimated that, across the country, we have some 70 million dogs and 86 million cats. That pet population supports a massive pet food industry. However, most people don’t give a lot of thought to the pet food they buy, often making purchases based on advertising or price. The consequences of doing this can be dire for pets. The more one knows about pet food, the better off they will be in helping to keep their animals healthy.

“People love their pets, yet they don’t realize that they are often feeding them junk food,” explains Will Post, president of Hound & Gatos Pet Food Corporation. “They often don’t realize what is in the food and, when they do find out, they are surprised and make the switch. Feeding pets healthy food that is closer to their true nature is going to help them live longer, happier lives.”