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Pet Food Diets: The Truth Behind Raw Foods, Kibble, and Canned Foods

Guest Post: Elliot Harvey's Natural Health Column: Have you looked recently at the sheer number of available pet products found on supermarket shelves, pet supply stores; advertised in magazines and blasted on television? Pet products now rival human products in number and in packaging gimmicks, discount price offers, catchy marketing phrases, adorable names, silly shapes, colorful appearance. It's a world of confusion for the consumer. Searching the Internet for answers only serves to boost your bewilderment. Where does a pet owner go for honest answers about pet products? Can you trust your supermarket manager? (No.) Should you trust your pet retailer? (Maybe.) If you pay more, do you actually get better quality? Most pet owners must become educated buyers, but how on earth can you achieve that goal?

Dry Nose in Dogs

For many dog owners, there's no better way to start the day than with the kiss of a cold nose on their face. While it's a common belief that a wet nose indicates a healthy dog, and if the dog nose is dry, it means he is ill, this is not always the case. In fact, the natural dampness of your dog's nose is due to a layer of mucus that aids in smell and temperature regulation. It can vary from dog to dog and often changes throughout the day.