Understanding Your Pet's Food: Flawed Studies on Grain-Free Foods
Understanding Your Pet's Food: Flawed Studies on Grain-Free Foods

Feeding your dog a healthy and wholesome diet that suits their needs, age, and activity level is important. Still, you may be confused when hearing contrasting reports about dog food ingredients' quality and long-term effects. Perhaps you've heard rumors of grain-free food and its link to heart disease in dogs. But researchers are finding potential flaws in these studies and accusations. 

This article discusses the controversy surrounding insufficient studies, whether the information is contrived and why, and what you should do to care for your pet. 

Pet Supplements: How To Find The Very Best
Pet Supplements: How To Find The Very Best

We all want what's best for our pets, which means doing everything we can to ensure their health and happiness. Nutrition is a key component of these, but with all the different diets, supplements, and treats on the market, things can get quite confusing!

If you're wondering which supplements are the best additions to your fur baby's diet, look no further. Here 's some helpful information on what to look for, as well as a few recommendations to try.

Protecting Your Lizards with High-Grade Food and Supplements
Protecting Your Lizards with High-Grade Food and Supplements

Keeping lizards as pets is a fun hobby for many partly due to their exotic looks and interesting behavior. There are countless species to choose from when determining which would be the best new pet for you, and lots of information floating around about the best way to care for them. Each species needs certain nutrients, supplements, and environmental aspects to keep them happy, healthy, and comfortable in their new home. Read on to see what the essentials are for your new pet!

Can I Raise Chickens in My Backyard? Understanding Local Zoning Laws
Can I Raise Chickens in My Backyard? Understanding Local Zoning Laws
Raising chickens has become one of the most fast-growing animal care trends today, and for good reason. Not only can chickens be companionable pets, but they also provide a tasty benefit: fresh eggs! They’re also pretty good natural pest control agents — chickens have been used to kill bugs for...
How to Raise Your Baby Chicks
How to Raise Your Baby Chicks

Baby chicks are super cute, leading lots of people keep them at home. Whether you own a farm or are simply interested in raising backyard chickens, it’s important to know what baby chicks need—before they arrive.  

These tiny baby chickens will grow quickly, but they need your help to do this. They’re vulnerable when they’re so small, so knowing what they need ahead of time gives them their best chance at survival.

Here are a few key elements you’ll need when it comes to caring for your chicks.

Understanding Ash & Phosphorus
Understanding Ash & Phosphorus

It may not be listed on all of our food labels, but there is an ash level in all foods. Learn about ash (and phosphorous) and how it affects your pet.

More than Corn: The Proper Feeding of Poultry
More than Corn: The Proper Feeding of Poultry
If you’re the proud owner of a flock of chickens, you want your birds to be as happy and healthy as possible. This includes providing them with the right food and nutrition. Check out our handy guide on chicken diet must-haves and tasty treats. 
Raising Chickens in Cities and Suburbs: An Overview
Raising Chickens in Cities and Suburbs: An Overview
More people are seeking out locally sourced food products, and nothing is as local as your own backyard. That’s part of the trend driving the urban and suburban chicken movement. While there are no exact statistics on the number of backyard flocks, the numbers have grown tremendously since 2013, when...
Keeping Your Backyard Chickens Cool In the Summertime
Keeping Your Backyard Chickens Cool In the Summertime

We all know that dogs and cats need extra care on hot days to avoid overheating. Believe it or not, chickens also need our help in order to stay comfortable during times of excessive heat. Thankfully, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your hens cool on summer days that won’t take up too much of your time (or budget). Read on for some ideas that are sure to keep your hens cool, healthy, and happy!

What To Eggspect With Backyard Chicken Egg Laying
What To Eggspect With Backyard Chicken Egg Laying

Backyard chickens are a great addition to households looking to live more sustainably. Urban fowl provides delicious eggs that also contain less cholesterol and more nutrients than store-bought eggs!  If you're dipping your toes into the wonderful world of chicken-rearing, knowing what to expect can keep your chickens healthy, encouraging them to lay more eggs. Check out our handy guide on what to expect when harvesting your own chicken eggs. 

Pet First-Aid Awareness: Tips On Handling Pet Emergencies
Pet First-Aid Awareness: Tips On Handling Pet Emergencies

As April is Pet First Aid Awareness month, now is an excellent time to review safety issues concerning your pet. As a pet owner, it's up to you to keep your furry friend safe, healthy, and warm. Along with snuggles, purrs, and excitable barks, pets are vulnerable to unexpected accidents, and you need to be prepared. Knowing how to react in an emergency can be the difference between life and death for a pet. Check out our tips on how to handle a pet emergency so that you can feel more prepared for the unknown. 

Pet Food in Grocery Stores: How Healthy Is It?
Pet Food in Grocery Stores: How Healthy Is It?
Your pets are a part of your family. Of course, you want what is best for them. The generic pet food you can pop in your cart when shopping is convenient and usually cheaper than food you could buy at the pet store. But, is your dog getting a good deal? Should convenience trump quality when purchasing food for your furry friends? Click to learn more about the pet food ingredients to avoid when and if purchasing grocery store pet foods.