• New York

    Dr. Marty Becker Youtube Live: Pet Food & Ingredients

    I was so lucky to be a part of the bloggers invited to join the Purina Youtube Live with Dr. Marty Becker!  America’s veterinarian and nutrition expert gave us an hour of interesting discussion about dog nutrition.  You’ve seen him on “Good Morning America” and “The Dr. Oz Show.” He’s the author of 22 books that have sold more than 7 million copies combined, including three New York Times best-sellers. Dr. Marty Becker truly is “America’s Veterinarian.”

    He said it important to have a balanced diet for your dog so they have all the nutrition required for a long and healthy dog. It is important to understand that ‘by-products’ labelled on food can often mean very nutrition dense parts like liver, brain, heart. Dr Becker is a big fan of probiotics to supplement their dog’s healthy gut.

    Many human food trends are transferring to the pet world.  Some of these trends include free range, organic, locally sourced and unique protein source. The #1 problems for pets are dental disease and skin problems. Do not overspend on food and then skimp on medical necessities.

    100% nutritionally balanced and complete food is always best for pets. They can include commercially raw diets and quality kibble.  Pet owners can always do research online and look for books with expert food scientists research. The key is nutrition not ingredients.  Look out for brands that have their own manufacturing and their in-house team to stand behind the food they produce.

    This is another great resource to find further information recommended by Dr Marty Becker: www.petfoodinstitute.org

    Find out more about the range available from Purina.


  • My dog Cami

    Feel the Love on Valentine’s Day with PetPlate

    A survey from Plano Pet Treats indicates that we like to bestow our pets with special treats on the most romantic day of the year. PetPlate.com is a perfect gift for pet parents who want to show their furry friends their affection on Valentine’s Day by feeding them a wholesome diet of fresh-cooked ingredients, without any of the work.

    PetPlate.com makes it easy for pet parents to nourish their pets with love by delivering fully-prepared meals made from real ingredients, such as USDA meat and fresh vegetables. PetPlate meals do not contain any by-products, rendered meats or preservatives. The meals are designed by a veterinary clinical nutritionist for nutritional balance, and are pre-portioned and ready to serve. Cold-pressure technology is used to destroy harmful bacteria and lock in nutrition and flavor. The company offers a convenient subscription service that automatically ships the meals directly to the consumer on a regular basis.

    As you know, both Jacob and Cami were on home cooked meals! Jacob almost always had chicken stew or beef stew and Cami has been on raw since 8 weeks old. I am always open to checking out new ways to feed your pet. I think PetPlate is a wonderful option for people who don’t have time to cook for their dogs.

    Receive $40 off their first order when they enter the coupon code LOVE at checkout.