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Pet expert Steve Dale with Dr. Kurt Venator of Purina on what older cats need

Cat Health and Nutrition: Extending Cats’ Lives and Quality of Life

Dr. Kurt Venator, chief medical officer at Purina talks on Steve Dale’s Pet World about cat nutrition and health.  Here’s what cats DO need: High quality and advanced nutrition – whatever food you choose. Venator says cat nutrition is fundamental to cat health and well-being. This includes getting enough protein. And choosing a company with…
Pet food buyers in China may not buy U.S. foods due to tarrifs

U.S. & Chinese Trade War Affecting Pet Food Sales in China

Who would have ever thought that Presidential politics in Washington D.C. might influence pet owners in China? It turns out that, according to Global Times, a substantial number of Chinese pet owners are considering giving up pet foods imported from the U.S. due to escalating costs. The so-called trade war with China is responsible for…
Rad cat food recall

Rad Raw Cat Food Diet Expands Recall

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is expanding its voluntary recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diet across all varieties with Best By dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Radagast Pet Food is conducting this voluntary recall out of an abundance…

G & C Raw Recalls Pat’s Cat Turkey and Ground Lamb Dog Food

G & C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling 30 1–lb containers of Pat’s Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 2-lb containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals eating the products. Furthermore, there is risk to…

Is Nutrient Enriched Water the Way to Go for Cats?

Most cats in America (whether you think it’s a good idea or not) eat kibble. And , in general cats don’t drink enough water some likely silently suffering some effect of at least partial dehydration on a daily basis (there are lots of reasons for this, including many which are behavior related – for example,…

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Investigates Possible Link Between Diet and Heart Disease in Dogs

from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine “We are concerned about reports of canine heart disease, known as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), in dogs that ate certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legumes or potatoes as their main ingredients. These reports are highly unusual as they are occurring in breeds not typically…

New Game Show: Wolf vs. Dog

Did you know I’m now the host of the world renown game show “Wolf vs. Dog.” My guest is veterinary nutritionist Dr. Lisa Freeman, co-founder Petfoodology, the scientific study of pet nutrition by veterinary nutrition specialists and experts. And she proudly states, she’s a myth buster, as there are so many myths when it comes to…

Castor & Pollux and Merrick Dog Treat Recalls

Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone. Dogs consuming high levels of beef thyroid hormone may exhibit the following symptoms: increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased…

Insect-Based Dog Food Is Here

Is your pet allergic to a protein source found most commonly in today’s pet foods? Sustainability is an issue and I’ve written more than once abut how the future of pet food will include products like algae and insects. Algae in pet foods has happened, and now Germany has rolled out the first insect based…

Talk About Nutrition EVERY Veterinary Visit

Kara Burns, president of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America also teaches nutrition. Kara is the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians and has attained her VTS (Nutrition). I spoke with Kara HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Nutritional assessments are important EVERY veterinary visit – and…

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