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What is a ‘Grain Free’ Dog Food Anyway? And Should My Dog Be Eating It?

What is a ‘Grain Free’ Dog Food Anyway? And Should My Dog Be Eating It? 0

What is a grain-free dog food diet and should your dog be eating one?  Recently, grain-free diets have become very popular among humans. Which has led to some people believing that it is what’s lead the dog industry toward “grain-free” options for dogs. Notwithstanding, this is a false assumption. The advancements in modern technology have allowed for unprecedented growth within the animal food sector. Science now helps us combat the ailments and diseases that are plaguing our animals.  Ways to prevent and overcome cancer, illness, obesity and other health concerns affecting the lifespans of our 4-legged loved ones. Research gives insight into the importance of actually going ‘back in time’, how our pets were designed to eat.  Revealing the importance of feeding them as nature intended. It’s impossible to imagine our dogs’ wild ancestors going crazy over a field of corn or wheat. Why feed our dogs unnecessary ingredients they don’t naturally hunger after? Should we not free them from the shackles of common grains?! Join the movement to take fillers out of your dog’s diet and bring them back to life! WHY WOULD MY DOG NEED A GRAIN FREE DIET? From a biological standpoint, scientists have proven your dog’s […]
A Story of Dog Health Revival. A Parents’ Struggle & Triumph Over Their Dog’s Health & Well-Being.

A Story of Dog Health Revival. A Parents’ Struggle & Triumph Over Their Dog’s Health & Well-Being. 0

What happens when a couple chooses to take their dog’s well being serious?  Matt and his wife Julie wrote into Waggles.com after months of seeing improvements in their dog Gizmo. Julie’s compelling story inspired us to feature it so that you would know the low down on this dog chow. Julie says, that she knew the raw diet was the way they should be feeding their dog but as busy entrepreneurs, it wasn’t feasible. The meal prep time, storage and sourcing become a major factor when considering feeding your dog what Mother Nature intended for them to eat. Julie and Matt both agreed, “Smack has been a godsend!”   Matt and Julie had no kids when they wrote in, Gizmo their Frenchie became their fur-baby. Their love for the outdoors gave Gizmo a truly happy life. Long walks, play time at the dog park and even taking the dog out to brunches and dog-friendly beer gardens. Gizmo lived! Julie states, “I like to think I’m not one of those ‘crazy dog moms’, but let’s be serious, Gizmo is my furbaby. It’s no secret that we go out of our way to spoil our baby to give him the best life […]
Our Dogs Deserve Better Than Kibble… Here’s Why

Our Dogs Deserve Better Than Kibble… Here’s Why 0

Our Dogs Deserve Better Than Kibble… Here’s Why Frightening News They would spend the next several months and thousands of dollars between vet visits and food changes.  The veterinarian gave them frightening theories and shared all the serious and costly tests that would need to get done. Yet, all they were feeding their dogs was Kibble. Feeding dogs kibble, was this the key factor to why their dogs were so sick? Julie, had no idea what she was doing when she took her first dog home, Jucy.  She intended to take good care of her. Her husband had over 14 dogs growing up. Thusly, Julie felt that her new Jucy would be in good hands. Considering her husband fed his dogs kibble daily, they began to feed Jucy (and later, their second dog, Hugo) the same food. However, they both quickly noticed that something wasn’t right. Hugo was gassy (even for a Frenchie), and Jucy vomited all too often. I sat down with one of our readers after she wrote in with her story. Feeding her dogs kibble and what it was doing to her fur-babies, led us to follow up. I am so glad to present her story. Please […]
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adopting A Dog.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adopting A Dog. 0

Is adopting a dog the right decision for you? Here are the Top Five Questions to ask yourself before adopting a new furry member to your family.   If you are considering the adoption of a new member of your family we have five questions to ask yourself to see if it is the right decision for you. Who could resist a cute face, big bold eyes, and floppy ears? Adopting a dog is a very exciting time but can also be a complicated process. To make sure you’re choosing the right pet for you and your family, there are some questions you’ll want to ask before adopting your newest family member! QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF 1. Do I have the means, space, time, and the ability to care for a new pet? Go through your day from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. Can your life and your home accommodate a new family member? Is it safe to walk a dog in your neighborhood? Is there a dog park nearby to help your new pet get socialized? Can you afford the day to day costs of pet ownership like food and supplements? Can […]
Best Dog Food: How to Choose What Ultimate Nutrition For Your Dog

Best Dog Food: How to Choose What Ultimate Nutrition For Your Dog 0

According to our recent reader poll, one of the main concerns pet owners have is which food they should be feeding their dogs. With so many brands on the market, it can be an overwhelming task to determine which one is healthiest and most beneficial. While almost all dog food manufacturers claim to be the “best” it doesn’t mean they are the healthiest. We want to give our dogs the healthiest food that provides the ultimate nourishment for a healthy heart, bone growth, and a long life. In today’s dog food market there are too many brands that use fillers (rather than raw meat) and genetically modified organisms aka GMO corn in their food causing severe harm to dogs. Here at Waggles, we concern ourselves with such matters and it bonds all of our reads and customers together. We all want to find a dog food that will provide a healthy life for his or her pet. And it’s not just here at Waggles right? We believe that all dog owners assume the responsibility to finding the ultimate dog nutrition. What does dog nutrition actually mean? It means the dog food needs to contain wholesome ingredients with nutritious benefits; particular […]
3 Gruesome Truths The Dog Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About:

3 Gruesome Truths The Dog Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About: 0

Loopholes that the dog food industry thrives through. These loopholes hold the fate of your dog’s lives. What you need to know about the industry and how your choices affect your dog. This industry is all about loopholes. So how can they get away with not putting this “meat” ingredient in your dog’s food? The answer is: LOOPHOLE #1: the actual meat content is only around 3%. We call this the 3% rule. According to the FDA and APCO labeling guidelines, if the name of the food includes the phrase ‘with the ingredient” ( ingredients can include beef, chicken, lamb etc…) that named ingredient must not be less than 3% of the total weight. So in other words, dog food brand “X” can have a label that says something super sexy like, “Aunt Rachel’s Wholesome Gourmet Nutrition With Lamb” and as long as a lamb is 3% of the ingredients by weight they are following the rules. Really 3%? LOOPHOLE #2: Have you ever heard of 4D animals? If not you’re in for a treat. It stands for Dead, Dying, Diseased and or Disabled. Why is this relevant? There is no law, no regulation, no guideline, nothing saying these 4D […]