FROM THE EXPERTS

Changing It Up: Benefits of Rotational Feeding

Posted by Holly Everett on Jul 20, 2017 1:00:03 PM

The monotony of the same old, same old routine kibble doesn’t provide enough of a variety to meet dogs’ nutritional needs. Rotational feeding involves varying the menu on a periodic basis so dogs can broaden their palates and experience a wider range of nutrients and ingredients.

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Topics: Nutrition, Pet Health

Best and Worst Foods to Share with Dogs

Posted by Holly Everett on Jun 5, 2017 2:27:00 PM

No matter how hard we try to keep our dogs on a strict, healthy diet—we’re all guilty of sharing our favorite foods with our furry friends. While their tummies can handle many of the same foods that we can, a few of humans’ favorite foods can contain hidden dangers for our four-legged friends.

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Topics: Nutrition, Pet Health

CDC Predicts 2017 Tick Season Will Be Worst in Years

Posted by Holly Everett on Jun 1, 2017 2:23:56 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that 2017 will be the worst flea and tick season in years, due to a number of environmental factors. It’s important for dog and cat owners to keep an eye on their pets, since these tiny creatures could potentially harm our furry friends.

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Topics: Pet Health

Vendor Highlight: Nugget's Healthy Eats

Posted by Holly Everett on May 2, 2017 10:43:51 AM

Dayna Guzik's passion for pet health started with her own pup, Nugget. After her golden retriever/lab mix beat liver cancer at the age of 11, she began adjusting his diet to be kidney friendly, including foods that were high in quality protein, potassium, Omega fatty acids and low in phosphorus and sodium. To further help his aging body and mind, she began making her own bone broth and yogurt snacks for Nugget, rich in antioxidants and nutrients that provided a daily boost to his immune system. Serving them to Nugget frozen released "feel good" endorphins that helped sooth him into his later years. 

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Topics: Pet Health, New Products

6 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Posted by Holly Everett on Apr 13, 2017 10:27:56 AM

Our pets love summer just as much as we do! For many, it’s the best time of year to be out, about, and enjoying all that the season has to offer.  While dog parents are encouraged to take their pets out for picnics, hikes, swimming, or running, keep in mind that warm weather potentially be dangerous.

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Topics: Pet Health

Open Farm Wins Award for Transparency

Posted by Holly Everett on Apr 4, 2017 4:45:02 PM

Since 2011, the New Hope NEXTY Awards have highlighted the most progressive, innovative, inspiring, and trustworthy products in the natural products industry. At New Hope's Natural Products Expo West in March, Open Farm was awarded the NEXTY Award for Best New Transparently Sourced Product, which recognizes companies that display exceptional standards, innovation, and traceability throughout the supply chain.

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Topics: Pet Health

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