The giant agriculture, chemical, and drug companies have a lot to gain financially from GMOs (genetically modified organisms) which is why they spend so much money researching and promoting them. And perhaps genetically engineered food has some great potential benefits for feeding people. But time is clearly not yet on the side of the GMO argument. Hundreds of millions of years of natural evolution vs. a few years of splicing and dicing?
Technology can be a dangerous thing. For example, we’ve had a couple of people call and say that they read on the internet that garlic is harmful to pets. Garlic? Harmful to pets? Are we talking about the same garlic that’s been used by holistic vets for decades as a natural flea treatment and antioxident? Okay, we admit – garlic can be harmful to pets, and people for that matter. Then again, so can water. Allow us to explain.
Grains sure have it rough in the pet food industry. Lately they've been gaining a reputation for being cheap fillers that cause allergies and have no nutritional benefit. And the rumor is absolutely true. Wait!! Allow me to explain. Conventional pet foods have been using cheap grains as fillers that have been cooked and processed to death. These grain by-products are worthless and can even cause health problems due to their low-quality and over-processed state. But as you know, Sojos is NOT a conventional pet food company.
Every now and then I will take a random bag of pet food off of a store shelf to just glance at the ingredients and see what other pet food companies are up to. A sample ingredient list often goes as follows: Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, digest of chicken by-products, poultry by-product meal, fish meal.
I hate ‘em, you hate ‘em, your pet hates ‘em. That’s a lot of negativity to throw out unto the world. But hey, fleas suck! Here are some basic tips to help deal with this persistent critter. One general rule of thumb is that the more healthy your pet is, the less likely that you will have a severe infestation of fleas. A parasite will usually seek out weaker animals because they have a lower ability to combat their presence. The most important immune building tool that you can give to any living creature is a good diet.
Dogs eat the darndest things. Garbage, shoes, homework, dirty diapers – things that would put you and I in the hospital. And yet, despite the seemingly ironclad canine digestive system, one of our favorite aphrodisiacs and antioxidants can be deadly to a dog. If you are someone who pays even the slightest attention to the health and well-being of your companion animals you probably already know that dogs cannot eat chocolate. But have you ever wondered why chocolate can be so dangerous for dogs when it’s so heavenly for us?
Picture a beautiful Summer day, enjoying the outdoors with your pets. Perhaps you’re kicking back on the porch while Fido takes a nap in a shady bed of grass, or playing fetch in-between walks around the neighborhood. Even better, imagine that shady bed of grass is green and plush, free of prickers, Dandelions, Creeping Charlie and Crab Weeds. Sounds great, right? It’s tempting to do whatever it takes to create that green Utopia we call our yard.
So you want to take Fido and Fluffy on a road trip this summer but are worried about the barky, meowy, barfy consequences. Well fear not as these tips are sure to make your vacation a much more enjoyable experience for you and your furry friend. The most important thing to consider is, does your pet actually enjoy traveling in the car?
Eating a variety of whole grains is an important part of a balanced natural pet food diet that offers numerous health benefits. Whole grains are a low-fat source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, plant protein, phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. In fact, whole grains are among the most nutrient-rich plant foods on the planet.