why a rotational diet is good for pets

Why You Should Feed Your Pet A Rotational Diet

Most people would get very tired of eating the same food day in and day out. Imagine having to eat the same exact food your entire life (maybe with a few treats thrown in!) This is essentially how most people feed their pets, not realizing there is a different way to handle their furry friends’ nutritional needs. “Rotation feeding” or “feeding a rotational diet” is all about offering a variety of foods in a manner that won’t upset a pet’s system. Varying both proteins (chicken, beef, bison,

Pets Plus’ Position on Recent FDA Study

Stewardship to the pets of our community is one of our company’s core values, and something that we take very seriously. As such, we have been monitoring the FDA’s studies on grain free dog foods quite closely. On June 27, 2019, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration posted an update on a condition in dogs known as Dilated Cardio Myopathy (DCM) which included reports it has received regarding pets with DCM. The update listed a few pet food brands by name as foods that some pets

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Cats Can’t be Vegetarian – Here’s Why

We love animals at Pets Plus (of course!) and understand why many people choose to be vegetarian or vegan for ethical, and/or health reasons.  Unfortunately, a vegetarian diet goes against nature for our feline friends. Meat-free diets are dangerous and unhealthy for cats, and here’s why. Cats are obligate carnivores. Both wild and domestic, cats must eat meat and organs to meet their nutritional needs as the main component of their diet. Cats can eat small quantities of plant-based foods, but true carnivores simply aren’t designed to digest

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Keep those Pets Hydrated in the Summer with Wet Food

We are always happy to answer questions and point you in the right direction for your particular pet. Nowadays, the variety of dog and cat food available makes the “what do I feed my pet?!” decision feel daunting, but it’s not as complicated as it seems. Many pet owners are opting to feed their pets a variety of foods to maintain a balanced diet that is closer to nature’s intention. When choosing the type of food(s) you want to feed your

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Our 3Cs: Why Choose Pets Plus over the Internet?

At Pets Plus, we are proud to be Parrish’s locally owned pet store. We know that today’s consumer would like to spend money with a locally owned business, but we believe that they should not have to spend more or be inconvenienced by doing so. With that in mind, we have been working hard over the past several years to implement programs and incentives to help our neighbors choose to shop locally with us instead of with virtual competitors. These

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Summer is coming… Sunshine, Picnics, Baseball, Swimming, and FLEAS!

Ugh, fleas. They make pets’ lives miserable, and their human parents begin to itch just at the thought of them. Pet consultants are often asked what method of treatment works best to eradicate a flea problem. The true answer is that there is no “magic bullet” that will make your entire problem go away overnight. However, the good news is that with a little understanding of your foe and their characteristics, along with carefully following a few key steps, your

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Freezer Foods are super healthy for pets!

Pet owners: have you heard the term “BARF”? This acronym stands for Bones And Raw Food, and is a feeding method that is highly recommended by many veterinarians and pet care professionals. This diet is supposed to mimic how an animal would consume food in the wild, providing pets with a diet that closely resembles their natural eating habits. Raw food formulas are species-appropriate, and highly digestible, which allows for easy absorption of essential nutrients. Believe it or not, raw foods are easy to feed! Many come ready-to-serve,

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Litter Box Issues?

There are many reasons why your cat may not be using their litter box. Location and privacy are key. Try putting the litter box someplace quieter and safer. Maybe that downstairs or little-used bathroom, or a quiet corner in the laundry room. Try a covered litter box if you can’t relocate the litter box itself. Does every cat in your house have its own litter box? In a multiple cat household, if someone is missing the litter box, that could be

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Pets Plus is Calling all Animal Rescue Groups!

Since we have opened our doors at Pets Plus, it has been one of our commitments to the community to support local animals in need. In addition to consistently donating to numerous local charities and causes, we have often hosted animal rescue groups at the store to help facilitate the adoption of homeless animals. If you visited us on Customer Appreciation Day in February, you probably saw the Humane Society tent. Three animals got adopted that day, and we couldn’t be more excited about that! With

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Does your pet have allergies?

Here’s what you can do to help It’s that time of year again: the spring breakers are here, and so is the oak pollen. It’s not your imagination; your pet may be showing signs of an allergy, too. Scratching is one of the most common signs that your furry friend may be experiencing allergies. Itching can be a sign of other problems, though; so it’s important to get a diagnosis from a veterinarian. If your pet, indeed, is found to have