RECALL: Dog Food Company Pulls Over 55 Products For Salmonella Contamination

Midwestern Pet Foods Recall

Pet food company Midwestern Pet Foods had a rough start to 2021. They recalled over 1,000 lots of three of their brands after at least 70 dogs died from aflatoxin contamination. They thought that was all behind them, but now a new recall has surfaced. The company is voluntarily recalling some CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix, and Meridian products due to salmonella contamination. If your dog eats any of these brands, … Read more

RECALL UPDATE: More Frozen Food Contaminated With Disease-Causing Bacteria

Bravo recall update

On March 3rd, 2021, Bravo Packing, Inc. voluntarily recalled two of their frozen formulas: Performance Dog and Ground Beef. Consumers were asked to safely dispose of these products as they could be contaminated with salmonella and listeria monocytogenes bacteria. But now, that recall is expanding. This company has now recalled all of their pet food and bones due to a risk of disease-causing bacteria. If you feed your dog any Bravo Packing, Inc. products, please proceed with caution and dispose … Read more

RECALL: Frozen Dog Food Contaminated With Salmonella & Listeria Is A Danger To Pets & People

Bravo Packing Inc Recall

Many pet parents have switched from kibble to frozen raw dog food for its healthier ingredients. But sadly, all dog foods can still get recalled. Bravo Packing, Inc. voluntarily recalled two of their frozen formulas after samples tested positive for salmonella and listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Both of these could have a huge impact on the health of humans and dogs. So, if you have the affected recipes, please dispose of them right away. Staying on top of dog food recalls … Read more

Dog Diarrhea: Firm Up Your Knowledge On Runny Poop

It’s a real poop when a case of dog diarrhea strikes. Stinky poo puddles signal upset in your sweet dog’s tummy and that leaves a dog parent not only feeling sad, but worried. With so many causes for diarrhea in dogs, it’s hard not to feel concern. But, diarrhea in dogs is a common occurrence and most cases can be solved at home with some simple steps. So, bag-and-toss your worries when it comes to dog diarrhea; we’ve got piles … Read more

Homemade Dog Food: Get Cooking For Your Good Looking Hound

Dogs enjoy a good meal, and what better way to show your pup love than making him a big bowl of homemade dog food? Especially when it’s prepared by your hands and made in your very own kitchen. But be aware: making homemade dog food isn’t as simple as tossing a T-bone in your pup’s dish and calling it a night. Dogs require specific nutrients to maintain good health. And while store-bought dog food is easy and formulated for complete … Read more

5 Health Problems That Could Be Caused By Your Dog Food

When your dog gets sick, do you ever consider it could be the food in his bowl that is bringing him down? We often place blame for illness on issues like exposure to other sick pups, genetics or sensitivities, but the truth is your dog’s diet is the cornerstone of his overall health. You place a lot of faith in the can or bag of food you pull off the shelf, but it could be time to switch to food … Read more

4 Common Ingredients In Dog Treats To Watch Out For

common ingredients in dog treats

You love making your dog happy with something as simple as a yummy treat. Sure, she’ll gulp down almost anything that’s edible (and a few things that aren’t), but you want your dog’s treats to be nutritious as well as delicious. Unfortunately, many brands of dog treats include ingredients that aren’t good for your dog’s health. Some ingredients offer zero nutritional value, and others have potentially harmful side effects. Here’s a list of common ingredients in dog treats you want … Read more

The Ultimate Superfood: Bone Broth

Wellness trends and products are all the rage these days. With so many new health food trends making their way into healthcare conversations, it’s no wonder our pups have begun to benefit from these ideas as well! Our pets are a part of our family, so it’s important to keep up to date on the best nutritional products that offer them a longer and healthier life.  When it comes to creating a well-rounded menu for your furry friend, there’s one … Read more

This Food Makes Your Dog Feel Like a Puppy Again

When it comes to dog food, we all want to make sure we are feeding our dogs all the goodness they need without any harmful ingredients or additives. I am one of those dog moms. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to try Dr. Jeff’s Optimum freeze-dried dog food and Daily Canine Care supplement. My dog was so excited after eating this food that she celebrated with some zoomies! Meet Townes, the Lucky Taste Tester I adopted my female … Read more

How This Delicious Meal Topper Can Improve Your Dog’s Digestion

Did you know that you can improve your dog’s digestion without even changing her food? Many dogs suffer from poor digestion, and a big part of that is what they eat. So, we have created a new dog food topper to improve your dog’s digestion without the hassle of completely changing her diet. Happy, Healthy™️ Topper is a superfood blend you can pour right over your dog’s kibble. Dry dog food doesn’t have all the essential nutrients pups need, so … Read more

How This Delicious Meal Topper Can Improve Your Dog’s Joints

Did you know that you can improve your dog’s joint health without even changing his food? Many dogs suffer from joint and bone problems, and a big part of that is what they eat. So, we have created a new dog food topper to improve your dog’s joints without the hassle of completely changing his diet. Happy, Healthy™️ Topper is a superfood blend you can just pour on top of your dog’s kibble. Dry dog food doesn’t have all the … Read more

How This Delicious Meal Topper Can Improve Your Dog’s Heart

Did you know that you can improve your dog’s cardiovascular health without changing their food? Many dogs suffer from heart problems, and a big part of that is what they eat. So, we have created a new dog food topper to improve your dog’s heart health without the hassle of completely changing their diet. Happy, Healthy™️ Topper is a superfood blend you can pour right on top of your dog’s kibble. Dry dog food doesn’t always have all the essential … Read more

Why Happy, Healthy Topper Is The Ultimate Superfood For Senior Dogs

As dogs age, their appetites may decrease due to issues like arthritis pain, lowered activity, or dental health. In addition, many senior dogs still eat dry food, which just doesn’t have all the health benefits they truly need. If senior dogs don’t take in proper amounts of nutrients, they are at a higher risk of illness. Luckily, dog food toppers are an easy and delicious way to give your older pooch all the beneficial ingredients he needs to stay active … Read more

5 Low-Cost Ways To Boost Your Dog’s Existing Food

All of us want to give our dog’s the best nutrition possible. However, we all have budget limitations. While store bought kibble is very convenient and relatively low priced (compared to canned or fresh diets) it does have several nutritional shortfalls. In this guide, we’ll discuss 5 low cost ways to make any dog food better. 1. Add Sources Of Fresh Protein Surprisingly, most kibble contains less than 25% protein. That means that most dry foods contains carbohydrates in the … Read more

7 Surprising Things To Know About Kibble

The vast majority of pet parents feed their dogs a dry food diet, commonly referred to as kibble. However, much misinformation exists about this inexpensive and convenient form of dog food. Let’s dive in to 7 facts many dog owners are surprised to learn about this popular food. 1. Kibble Contains Roughly 50% Carbohydrates Many dog owners are surprised to learn that dogs have no biological requirement for carbohydrates. This is why when you look at the guaranteed analysis on … Read more

6 Foods To Add Over Your Dog’s Kibble That May Prevent Cancer

1. Blueberries Blueberries help to starve tumor cells and contain an antioxidant compound called ellagic acid, which blocks metabolic pathways that can lead to cancer. Luckily, blueberries are one of the easier fruits to feed your dog since most pups love them! They are also an ingredient in some of the popular freeze-dried toppers for dogs.  2. Carrots & Other Orange-Yellow Veggies In a study performed in 2005 on Scottish Terriers, Orange & yellow veggies were found to help prevent … Read more

7 Ways Happy, Healthy™ Topper Can Benefit Senior Dogs

Dog parents with senior dogs have to be extra careful when choosing dog food. Seniors are often pickier, especially with kibble. They need as many health boosts in their diets as possible. Therefore, the same kibble you’ve been feeding your dog his whole life just won’t cut it as he gets older. Luckily, we have an easy solution that will be healthy and delicious for your senior pup. Our Happy, Healthy™ Food Topper makes it extremely easy to give your … Read more

Here Is An Easy, Affordable Way To Make Kibble Healthier!

Kibble has been the most popular type of dog food for as long as we can remember. The majority of dog parents feed their dogs kibble without even giving it a second thought. However, kibble is actually far from healthy and nutritious. You wouldn’t eat the same low-quality meal every day, so why should your dog? Luckily, with Happy, Healthy™ Topper, you can finally improve your dog’s diet in an easy and affordable way! Problems With Dry Dog Food Dry … Read more

Ollie Review: Why I Fed My Rescue Dog Ollie For 30 Days

As the assistant editor with iHeartDogs, I think I’m pretty well informed. I’ve read nearly every piece of content that has gone out on our site in the last three years. I’ve read almost every story, article, and recall, and have grown to love dogs more and more for the amazing, loving creatures they are.  When I made the decision to adopt, I didn’t take it lightly. I knew it would be a huge responsibility, and that I would be … Read more

14 Popular Dog Foods With A History Of Recalls + 2 Ways To Protect Your Pup

Every dog owner fears the day that they find out their dog’s daily food was recalled. Sadly, recalls of dog food are quite common. Below we’ve compiled a list of the most popular dog food brands with large recalls within the last 10 years. Please note this is NOT a complete list of all recalled foods, but rather a summary of some of the most frequently purchased brands in the USA. 1. Hill’s Prescription Science Diet 44 varieties (2015 – … Read more

Myth Busting: Older Dogs Need More Protein, Not Less. Here’s One Easy Way To Give It.

Some years back, an unfortunate myth began circulating concerning senior dogs and protein. This myth claimed that older dogs were at risk by consuming too much protein. While its possible some dogs with diagnosed kidney disease need to limit their protein, according to recent research and pet nutrition experts, most senior pups would stand to benefit from more protein, not less. Writing for PetMD, Dr T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM states: You should not restrict feeding high quality protein to … Read more

I Fed My Rescue Dog Ollie For 30 Days And The Difference It Made Is Incredible

As the assistant editor with iHeartDogs, I think I’m pretty well informed. I’ve read nearly every piece of content that has gone out on our site in the last three years. I’ve read almost every story, article, and recall, and have grown to love dogs more and more for the amazing, loving creatures they are.  When I made the decision to adopt, I didn’t take it lightly. I knew it would be a huge responsibility, and that I would be … Read more

Surprisingly, “Grain-Free” foods contain 50% carbs! Learn how to boost your dog’s protein inexpensively

Over the last 15 years, hundreds of thousands of pet parents have switched to “grain-free” foods. Some have switched due to their dog’s intolerance or allergy to grains such as corn or wheat. But others have switched believing that grain-free foods offer a more appropriate diet for dogs who are clearly designed to eat meat. Unfortunately, many are surprised to learn that grain-free does not mean carbohydrate free, and in fact many foods without grain actually contain more or the … Read more

Add This To Your Dog’s Food To Give Them A Longer, Healthier Life

As loving dog parents, we always want what’s best for our dogs. We want them to be happy and healthy, and of course, we also want them to live a long life! However, our lives can get busy, and the healthiest dog food can often be pricey and more time-consuming. We want to give our dogs the best possible products, but we often just don’t have the time or money. This is why many good dog parents still choose dry … Read more

This One Thing Can Help Your Dog Avoid Major Health Problems

As a responsible dog parent, your dog’s health is your number one priority. There are lots of ways to get ahead of major health concerns for your dog, but it often takes a lot of extra time and money. However, areas like digestion, joint health, immune systems, and heart health are all things that you need to stay on top of because they can be fairly common for dogs. Luckily, there’s an easy and affordable way to battle all these … Read more

5 Tips For Dogs That Are Picky Eaters

Some dogs love to eat. They’ll eat anything and everything that you put in front of them. However, other dogs are a bit more finicky when it comes to their food. Finding a dog food that your dog enjoys eating can be a difficult task, but it’s not impossible. So, here are some tips that can help your picky dog enjoy mealtime, one of which is our new superfood topper called Happy, Healthy™ Topper! Keep in mind that in some … Read more

Would YOU want to eat the same food every day? Try removing a handful of kibble & replacing with this.

Imagine if your diet was limited to rice & beans: every, single, day. Sure, this basic food would provide you with enough calories to sustain life, but would you be excited to eat it? Would you thrive? While this example is ridiculous, many of us forget our beloved pups are offered little variety if they eat the same exact kibble each and every day of their lives. More and more dog parents are coming to the same conclusion: dogs need variety … Read more

People are shocked to learn kibble is 50% carbs! 2 ways to boost your dog’s protein on a budget

First invented in 1860, dry dog food has revolutionized the life of pets around the world. The process of extruding kibble creates a shelf stable product, making it more convenient (and inexpensive) than ever to feed our dogs. However, kibble has one major flaw that many canine nutrition experts would argue is drastically affecting the lifespans, rate of cancer, and dental health of our dogs. The problem with kibble is that a large amount of carbohydrates are required in order … Read more

San Diego Animal Center Offers Free Pet Food During Coronavirus Outbreak

The unprecedented coronavirus outbreak has had devastating impacts on communities worldwide. Many industries have suffered and as a result, tons of people find themselves out of work during an uncertain time. Orders to stay home have led to supply shortages in grocery and pet stores. The Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, California aims to ease a little bit of the hurt for the recently or temporarily unemployed. They have already begun distributing free animal food and supplies to … Read more

Top 4 Dog Foods That Have Never Been Recalled

With all the dog food recalls in the news, you have to wonder…are there any brands that have never been recalled? The dog food brand you choose to feed your dog can be vitally important to the health of your pet. It turns out when things go wrong with pet food things can go very wrong. In late 2018/early 2019, the FDA issued a recall on nearly a dozen dog food brands for elevated Vitamin D levels in dry dog foods. … Read more