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Wednesday, April 26 2017
How to Choose Healthy Food for Your Pet

Understanding Pet Food Labels

The key to choosing healthy food for your pet is understanding the labels on pet food. Many of claims on pet food packaging can be confusing. What does "All Natural" or "Real Chicken Flavor" actually mean? Protein in pet food can come from a variety of sources including scraps and by-products left over from meat processing. An expensive bag of "gourmet" dog food could actually contain chicken feet as it's protein source.

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) establishes a national standard for ingredients, definitions, and nutrient levels, but they have no enforcement authority. What this means is that the AAFCO doesn't regulate pet food, but it does provide the standards for what goes on pet food labels. 

If you want to choose the healthiest food for your pet, 
then you'll need to understand the pet food labels.

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Posted by: Dr Barry Neichin, DVM AT 02:22 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, January 27 2015
How to Make Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

Why homemade dog treats are a healthier option

Adding parsley to homemade dog treats will help combat bad breath. A zesty way to add some spice to your dog’s diet is to make homemade biscuits as a healthy and affordable alternative to store-bought treats. In addition to fresh breath, there are more advantages that home made snacks have in boosting your dog's wellness. Read more...

Posted by: Dr Barry Neichin, DVM AT 01:49 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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Dr. Barry Neichin
Chief of Staff
ABC Veterinary Hospital
San Marcos CA

When he's not busy with his duties at the hospital, Dr. Neichin can be found outside, either on the trails hiking and camping or in the water snorkeling and skin diving, as well as spending time with his two children. His family also includes Tonka, a Golden Retriever; Leo, a miniature Golden Doodle; Cosmo, a Siamese, and Ruffles, a rabbit.
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