12 Facts About Dog Food Made in China

12 Facts About Dog Food Made in China

The chicken jerky treat recalls are in the past and we have a short memory.  But when it comes to our dogs, it's important to understand why those recalls happened and why they can happen again. Building a solid, yet affordable product in the pet space isn't easy or...
8  Books Raw Feeders Should Read in 2018

8 Books Raw Feeders Should Read in 2018

I love to read.  When I was a kid, the local library had a contest that challenged us to read as many books as we could over the summer.  I usually devoured 10 books my first week or two of summer break.  With the blog, writing a new book, making dog food for four big...
7 Benefits Cooking Healthy Dog Food

7 Benefits Cooking Healthy Dog Food

DepositPhoto/evdoha Thanks to the film Pet Fooled, dog parents are waking up to the reality that the dry dog food they feed to their dog isn't healthy and may be contributing to illnesses and disease.  I receive emails daily from dog parents who want to feed...
The Pros and Cons of Vegan Kibble for Dogs

The Pros and Cons of Vegan Kibble for Dogs

  When I heard about this a week ago, my first feeling was a great well of defeat.  It sometimes feels like we're fighting a losing battle against the pet food industry. On one side we have pet food companies lying about their food and pet bloggers helping them...
My Biased Review of NomNomNow Cooked Dog Food

My Biased Review of NomNomNow Cooked Dog Food

A couple of years ago, Scout developed a fever of unknown origin – it was 105 degrees – and we rushed him to the emergency room.  Several blood tests later, we still had no idea what was wrong and his white blood cell count was dropping.  His...
My Biased Review of The Farmer’s Dog and Ollie Dog Foods

My Biased Review of The Farmer’s Dog and Ollie Dog Foods

DepositPhoto/belchonock KibbleCannedRaw dog foodFreeze-dried dog foodDehydrated dog food And now, cooked dog food. Facebook is alive with ads from pet food companies offering prescription, cooked dog food.  PetPlate, The Farmer's Dog, DoggyChef, and Ollie offer...
Top Kibble Brands Share Tips to Keep Pets Healthy

Top Kibble Brands Share Tips to Keep Pets Healthy

  Is this a joke? I'm afraid not.  America's top kibble brands are offering tips to help us keep our pets healthy in 2017.  Why?  Because our dogs and cats are fat! “PFI has been the voice of the U.S. pet food makers for nearly 60 years and is committing to...
Raw Feeder’s Tuesday Top Five – Cookbooks for Dogs

Raw Feeder’s Tuesday Top Five – Cookbooks for Dogs

  This is a new feature of Keep the Tail Wagging® that will give me a platform to share cool things I discover for my dogs.  There is a ton of stuff that I want to share, but I run out of time because there are only so many days in a week, month, and year and I...
Is Bone Broth Safe for Dogs?

Is Bone Broth Safe for Dogs?

  Earlier today, Sharon shared the article The Dark Side of Bone Broth in my raw feeding group.  I read the article and was disappointed in the lack of links to sites that support the claims that bone broth can cause health issues (seizures and other neurological...
Decoding the Ingredients in Dry Dog Food

Decoding the Ingredients in Dry Dog Food

I recently completed my pet food certification course with Dogs Naturally Magazine.  It's been eye-opening and I'll never look at commercial pet food again.  What has stood out the most from the certification course is how to read pet food ingredients, which I want to...
Can a Dog Thrive on a Vegan Diet?

Can a Dog Thrive on a Vegan Diet?

Also, read my post “The Pros and Cons of Vegan Kibble for Dogs”   I've been dancing around the idea of becoming a vegetarian (or pescatarian) for several years.  I reached out to the vegetarian community and landed on an email list where I received...
Class Action Lawsuit Calls Bullsh*% on Prescription Diets

Class Action Lawsuit Calls Bullsh*% on Prescription Diets

Color me surprised! I logged onto Facebook this morning and saw that there is a class action lawsuit that names “Nestle Purina, Mars Petcare, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, pet supply chain PetSmart, and veterinary chains Banfield Pet Hospital and BluePearl...
Are These 5 Foods Dangerous for Dogs?

Are These 5 Foods Dangerous for Dogs?

Recently, I received three requests to share a graphic listing the foods that are safe for dogs to eat and foods that aren't safe.  I didn't agree 100% with each graphic and declined the opportunity to share someone's pretty picture.  And then one of the people got...
Why Pet Lovers Are So Shitty to Each Other

Why Pet Lovers Are So Shitty to Each Other

  Several times a year I decide that THIS is my last blog post.  I'm shutting it all down, I'm deleting my Facebook profile, I'm going to dive into the real world and focus on work, dogs, cat, boyfriend, house, and me. Several times a year I think about quitting...
1 Thing Will Make Your Dog’s Food Healthier

1 Thing Will Make Your Dog’s Food Healthier

I was waiting all weekend to see this video by Rodney Habib speaking with Steve Brown, founder of Steve's Real Food.  What could make dog food better?  I recently wrote a post sharing what I would add to my dog's diet if I were forced to switch them back to dry dog...
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