Food

From Celery to Peppers

From Celery to Peppers

A few weeks ago we wrote about the celery field at the end of our street. It was pretty cool to see the celery in the ground, even though neither Jack or Maggie like it much. Well, they’ve plowed the field over and now they’ve planted red peppers again. They’ve planted these before... »

Ingredient Labels, Grains, and Some Data

Ingredient Labels, Grains, and Some Data

Last week we wrote about ingredient splitting and used our data to show that about 17% of all foods and treats have multiple forms of the “fillers” rice, corn, or wheat.  We then asked a related question—what percentage of all foods and treats contain at least one form of any of these fi... »

Maggie checking dog food label

Ingredient Label Tricks – Ingredient Splitting

Looking at the ingredient list on a dog food label is tricky.  In many cases, the lists are long and contain names of ingredients that we are not familiar with.  Today we begin a multi-part series that explains some simple ways to judge the ingredients in your dog’s food and provide some tips to hel... »

Is My Dog Food Low in Carbs?

Is My Dog Food Low in Carbs?

Last week we talked about the role of carbohydrates in a dog’s diet, their benefits and sources. Today we will show you how to determine the carbohydrate amount in your dog’s food so that you can easily assess whether your dog food is providing the needed energy requirements from the proper sources.... »

What are you feeding your dog?

What are you feeding your dog?

What’s really in your dogs food? Do you know? We might read the first couple of ingredients, but then our mind goes numb at all those other things you can’t spell or pronounce. The SlimDoggy App and our Widget both provide access to our proprietary Food Database. We’ve captured the... »

Are Carbs Good or Bad for Dogs?

Are Carbs Good or Bad for Dogs?

We have already established that dog’s need a diet high in protein and with adequate fat.  But what about carbohydrates- is this macro-nutrient essential to a dog’s diet?  To answer this question, let’s first discuss the role of carbohydrates and then look at what the canine’s ancestral diet might h... »

Sources of Fat in Dog Food

Sources of Fat in Dog Food

Just as protein is a crucial component to a dog’s diet, so too is fat, which provides many health benefits as we discussed last week. Talking about fat may not be too “Tasty”, but it is important. So, today we will look at some of the more common sources of fat in commercial dog food pro... »

Why Fat is Important for Your Dog

Why Fat is Important for Your Dog

After our last two Tasty Tuesday posts, we all know that protein is an important ingredient in a dog’s diet and what kinds of protein sources we should look for in our dog’s food.  Today we will focus on the macro-nutrient “Fat”. Just like with humans, not all fat is bad, but it’s the right ki... »

What KIND of protein is best for my dog? (Part 2)

What KIND of protein is best for my dog? (Part 2)

Here we are again, joining the Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop. Tasty Tuesday is about celebrating ‘good food’ and to us good food also means healthy food. We continue our discussion about Dog Food Proteins. Click here if you missed part 1. Protein is the foundation for a quality dog food.  Today... »

Dog Food Protein, Why Should I Care? Pt 1

Dog Food Protein, Why Should I Care? Pt 1

Tasty Tuesday is about celebrating ‘good food’. Good food can mean many different things. To SlimDoggy, our goal is to help our friends understand the essentials of quality food, food you want to feed your pets every day. What makes it ‘good’ vs. what makes it not so good. We... »

Dog Food Ingredients Overview

Dog Food Ingredients Overview

Dog Food Ingredients – an Introduction Today, we are embarking on a long series of posts on dog food and dog food labels.  We kick-off with an overview of our dog food criteria (and why). We thought that these would be a fitting entry in the Tasty Tuesday blog hop, hosted by our friend Sugar, ... »

FitDog Friday #4 – Keys to a Fit & Healthy Dog

FitDog Friday #4 – Keys to a Fit & Healthy Dog

Happy FitDog Friday and thanks for stopping by! Today we want to discuss the two primary keys to having a fit and healthy dog: exercise and diet. (You can also link up to the Saturday Pet Blogger Blog Hop at the bottom of this post). Exercise We often say that “movement is life”, and it’s true!  Bot... »

What’s New in the App – Food Ingredients and Ranking

What’s New in the App – Food Ingredients and Ranking

Today we will focus on our new features relating to your dog’s food: 1) an expanded dog food database, 2) addition of ingredients and an ingredient search capability, and 3) our new SlimDoggy Dog Food Ranking Index. Expanded List Of Foods We have updated our data to include an additional ~ 500... »

Top 5 Healthy Snacks for your Dog

Top 5 Healthy Snacks for your Dog

Slimdoggy’s mom is not much of a cook, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have Tasty Treats As long as they are good for us. Here’s SlimDoggy Jack’s TOP FIVE HEALTHY snacks (in no particular order) Carrots: Can’t say enough about carrots…healthy, good for their ... »

Tasty Tuesday 4-16-13

Our friend, Sugar over at Golden Woofs has a great collection of Tasty Treats and sponsors a weekly Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop along with Kol’s Notes. We try to join each week to share our thoughts on food & nutrition, and this week I want to bring your attention to Sugar’s collection of... »

Tasty Tuesday 4-9-13

We are late with our Tasty Tuesday post for our friend Golden Sugar Woofs, but here’s a favorite pose around our house. Jack & Maggie waiting for some tasty morsels to drop off of dad’s plate into their mouths. »

Do you feed your dog table scraps?

Do you feed your dog table scraps?

SlimDoggy’s blog is all about having fit and healthy pets. What to feed them, how to exercise them – we write about that all the time. Even our App is designed to monitor what goes in and what goes out. So of course we don’t feed table scraps! Or do we? I have to admit we do someti... »

What Dogs Taste

What Dogs Taste

Did you ever wonder what dogs actually taste when they eat?  I do, and just assumed that everything tasted like chicken to them. Amy Shojai wrote a piece that discusses this and shares several interesting facts.  You can read the whole piece here: What Dogs Taste | Amy Shojai’s Blog What Dogs ... »

A Better Way to Buy Dog Food?

A Better Way to Buy Dog Food?

We had the pleasure of interviewing Keith Johnson, Founder and CEO of Petbrosia, a new company that is changing the way people shop for dog food.   Petbrosia, which was founded in July 2012 and recently opened their website for business, lets dog owners order custom made food blends based on th... »

Are You Feeding Your Dog Sardines?

Are You Feeding Your Dog Sardines?

I read this piece on Dogster by Julia Szabo about feeding your dog sardines.   You can read the full story here: Are You Feeding Your Dog Sardines? You Should Be! | Dogster The author points out that sardines make a great addition to your dog’s meals.  She suggests 1 sardine for every 20 lbs. ... »

5 Shocking Truths About Your Pet’s Food.. Or Not

5 Shocking Truths About Your Pet’s Food.. Or Not

Based on the title alone, I was excited to read this post on Yahoo about Pet Food. 5 Shocking Truths About Your Pet’s Food | Pets – Yahoo! Shine Yet, despite the fact that this was written by a veterinarian, I was extremely disappointed by the depth of knowledge (or lack thereof) exhibited by ... »

Why dogs develop food allergies

Why dogs develop food allergies

We found this piece by Suzanne Phillips, posted on The Retriever, Dog, & Wildlife Blog very interesting and worth the read. Guest Post: Suzanne Phillips: Why dogs develop food allergies « The Retriever, Dog, & Wildlife Blog. Ms. Phillips talks about dogs and what causes their food allergies.... »

Pet owners allege dog treat maker is censoring backlash

Pet owners allege dog treat maker is censoring backlash

This is an interesting if not inflammatory story from WTOP in Washington DC. Pet owners allege dog treat maker is censoring backlash – WTOP.com. Dr. Katy Nelson, the host of The Pet Show, which airs on WJLA (ABC 8) in DC on Saturday mornings at 11 AM provides sound advice regarding pet treats.... »

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