Great Health News for you and your dog!

Petite Pet Inn now has its very own certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist! Donna (Petite Pet Inn’s owner) has recently taken and passed a Pet Food Nutrition course and is currently enrolled in a Raw Dog Food Nutrition course. Dog food nutrition as well as human food nutrition, has been an ongoing interest of Donna’s for over 30 years. She has read many, many books on the subject as well as taken seminars. The only thing that was left to do was to actually get some type of certification.

PFN specialist

Donna’s certification comes through Dogs Naturally University and she is proud to be affiliated with such a wonderful organization. Donna’s plan is to eventually become certified at every level of DN University’s Nutrition program as well as to participate in Doctors Rounds and DN University’s continuing education. All in an effort to stay current and up to date with the goings on in the pet food industry, and to better position herself to help the clients of Petite Pet Inn.

Quote from Donna: “Over the years, as a groomer, dog trainer, and owner of my own dogs, I have been aware of the mounting health issues assaulting dogs. I have seen clients pets get worse or better, over the years, as their diets have changed. I have been directly responsible for changing the lives (for the better) of many clients dogs just by recommending diet changes. Years ago I saved the life of a tiny Chihuahua that had raging IBS that her veterinarian gave up on and who told the owners to just take her home, as they could do nothing else for her. I ended up with her, changed her diet, and she is still going strong 4 years later! I believe the KEY to every dogs healthy longevity is the correct DIET!”

So if you are worried about what you feed your dog, or are simply just curious to see if you can do better, send us an email by clicking here and let Donna take a look at what you are feeding your dog vs the health issues your dog may be having. Or simply get some great info on feeding your dog toward a healthier future. We will be posting to the blog often with tips and suggestions, for example check out the paragraph below.

Do you know what “dried grape pomace” is? Well basically its dried grapes. We all know that grapes and raisins are a known toxin to dogs. Click here for Wikipedia info on the subject.  I bet you didn’t know that dog food companies are not allowed to add any ingredient to the food they produce that is NOT legally defined by AAFCO. And guess what?  Grape pomace is not legally defined in AAFCO’s Official Publication – the pet food regulations book. Why you might ask, is Science Diet adding “dried grape pomace” to their  Hill’s Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed dry , Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed, and Hill’s Prescription Diet b/d Canine dog foods illegally? A substance made from a substance known to be toxic to dogs!

The trust, we as consumers, place in dog food manufacturers is unfounded and blind. Dog food manufacturing is big business and big business is in business to make money, bottom line. Thats it. Don’t trust blindly your dog food manufacturer. Find out what’s actually in your dogs food. Read the label. Understand the difference between chicken, chicken meal, chicken by product, and chicken by product meal. It matters! A consumer reading her dog food label discovered what Hills Science Diet was putting in her dog’s food. Read about it HERE. She made a difference and the state of Kentucky is taking Hill’s Science Diet to task and telling them to remove the ingredient from their food. Where is AAFCO or the FDA in all this….. silence.

Take your dog’s health into your own hands and let us help.