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    Purina sells insect-based dog, cat food to be more eco-friendly

    There’s a new kind of pet food on the market — and it’s made with bugs. On Thursday, Purina, owned by Nestlé, announced that it will be selling a new line of dog and cat food made with “alternative proteins” including insects, fava beans and millet, a cereal grain. The new line, called “Purina Beyond Nature’s Protein,” was launched “to make better use of the planet’s resources,” the announcement said.  FIRST DOGS TO RETURN TO WHITE HOUSE Beyond Nature’s Protein includes two recipes available for both dogs and cats made by veterinarians and nutritionists. One recipe uses chicken,   Read More

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    Family Fun: Treat your dog to homemade goodies

    Sometimes your pup deserves a special treat. While there are plenty of commercially produced options, there are lots of recipes for making treats at home, said Raelynn Farnsworth, a clinical associate professor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. What makes a good dog treat? Well, “we don’t know what their senses are,” she said. Dogs don’t exactly have the most sophisticated palates. They will eat just about anything. “Dogs eat poop – that smells good to them. So what smells good to us is obviously not what smells good to them.” But, nutritionally, we know that some foods   Read More

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    Is Vegan Dog Food Right for Your Pet? The Experts Weigh In

    Dogs are the descendants of wolves, right? So they need meat in their diet, don’t they? Maybe not, according to the latest research. As more pet owners adopt plant-based diets for health and wellbeing, they are starting to wonder whether their dogs should follow their lead and eat vegan dog food. To find out, we went to vets and research studies, to let the experts weigh in on whether your pet is more of a wild wolf or domesticated animal. Eating plant-based isn’t just rising in popularity among humans; as plant-based eating takes hold among pet owners, they are choosing   Read More

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    Dog food startup Sundays launches its air-dried kibble alternative – TechCrunch

    Michael Waxman, co-founder and CEO of dog food startup Sundays, acknowledged that dog owners have no shortage of options when it comes to feeding their beloved pets — but he still thinks there’s room for something new. “There’s a sort of ‘Water everywhere, but not a drop to drink’ phenomenon,” Waxman said. “There are over 3,000 dog foods, and yet I think there isn’t really one that is the no-brainer, compelling answer.” Sundays “soft launched” its first product in February and now has around 1,000 paying customers. It’s launching more broadly today and is also announcing that it has   Read More

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    How to Decide on the Best Dog Food Brands for Your Pup

    Photo credit: Getty Images From Good Housekeeping Just take a walk down the dog food aisle and you’ll realize that pet nutrition contains just as many buzzwords as the human kind: Grain-Free! Human-Grade! Healthy-Weight! Sorting through the noise and picking great kibble for your pup can feel daunting, but here, experts are sharing solid tips to make it all easier. If you’re just looking for a few quick recommendations, brands like Purina Pro Plan, Hill’s Science, and Royal Canine might be good picks for your pup. But if you really want to learn the ins and outs   Read More

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    Shop with veterinarians: Senior dog food

    Our editors independently selected these items because we think you will enjoy them and might like them at these prices. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. Learn more about Shop TODAY. As your dog gets older, finding the right senior dog food is an important part of keeping your stay-at-home buddy happy. We’ve previously covered the best dog food to consider, as well the best dry dog foods and even dog treats — but how do you decide what’s best for an older dog?  Read More

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    The Farmer’s Dog Food Delivery Is Here to Make Life Easier

    Dogs have many wonderful qualities, but a discerning palate isn’t one of them. They’re happy to spend their days sniffing each other’s butts, and given the chance, you better believe they’ll scarf down a toxic piece of chocolate or try to swallow a chicken bone whole. Dogs will eat anything, but that doesn’t mean they should eat everything. And kibble companies might put majestic wolves in their commercials and whole roast chickens on their packaging, but that doesn’t mean their highly processed pellets are healthy. Far from it. That’s where The Farmer’s Dog comes in. Their fresh dog food is   Read More

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    This California pup is captivating the internet with his dog treat recipes and love for nature

    If you’re having a busy day and need a break, stop and smell the roses and visit the Instagram account of Milo, a 2-year-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever from Burbank, California, who knows how to charm his way into everyone’s hearts. MORE: Violet, the miniature donkey, takes care of blind animals on an Arkansas farm “Milo is very independent, fun and loving who’s willing to do everything,” Jenn Bennett, Milo’s human, told “Good Morning America.” “When you feed him right away, he’ll stop in the middle and give you a kiss and thank you.” Milo, “‘GMA’s’ Pet of the   Read More

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    7 wacky facts about hot dogs, plus fun recipes for National Hot Dog Day

    There are plenty of great food-centric holidays to celebrate in July. There’s Independence Day, National Ice Cream Day and Wednesday, July 22 is National Hot Dog Day! The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans eat about 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year, so it might not seem like anyone needs another excuse to enjoy a delicious dog. But there might be some surprising things you don’t know about this beloved meal-on-a-bun. Here are seven fun facts about hot dogs — including the council’s position on the ongoing debate about whether   Read More

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