Tails From China #4103 (10-20-2014)

Tails From China (10-20-2014) #4103: Mary Peng explains the evolution of pet ownership in China, which has only been legal since 1993, with anti-pet bans before that, which created a pent-up demand for pet ownership, along with additional pressure to expand one’s family with four-legged (or winged!) members because of the single-child policy in China. […]

What Does Crude Protein Really Mean in Dry Dog Food?

What Does Crude Protein Really Mean in a Dry Dog Food? The most popular blog I’ve ever written was about what “crude protein” really means — and whether the amount of crude protein in kibble is a reliable way to judge the best dog food for your own pooch. So I want to tell people […]

Dog Nutrition: “Crude Protein” In Dry Dog Food

“Crude protein” is one of those measurements that can be especially slippery for us to figure out when choosing a dog food. I feel as though “crude protein” should have a yellow caution flag next to it because this pair of words on dog food labels is so misleading. Protein is the most expensive ingredient […]

Beware: “Crude Protein” Doesn’t Mean What You Think!

It came as a big surprise to me to learn that the words “crude protein” that you see on all bags of pet food — that you are carefully looking for on the label — don’t really have anything directly to do with what we think of as being protein — meat, fish or poultry. […]