Posts Tagged ‘health’

Thanks to my friend Teresa at Holistic Pet Food Blog for the following article on safe pet foods.  I have to add – you get what you pay for, especially when it comes to quality pet food.   I didn’t know that until 5 years ago when I started researching pet food ingredients – wow, what an eye-opener!  I personally found HealthyPetNet to be right for my pets.  Here’s the article:

“If you really want the very best, the very safest foods for your pet, look for dog food and cat food that comes from USDA APHIS-certified plants.  These are high-end foods!

USDA APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) Registered – APHIS registry certifies that the pet food company purchases all of their meats from USDA registered suppliers who follow all USDA regulations for safe meat handling. USDA is, of course, US-sourced. It can apply to both the meat and the grains used in the pet food.

Many of these foods are only available at natural grocers or specialty pet products stores.  If you don’t have one of these stores nearby, try HealthyPetNet as they are mail order. 

Natural pet products company whose pet food is USDA APHIS certified:


==> Fresh Mix Adult Dog Food 30 lbs for $41.99 to $51.99 = $1.40 – 1.73 per lb

Eagle Pack

==> Holistic Select Chicken Meal and Rice 16.5 lbs for $28.99 + $18.25 S&H = $2.86 per lb.


==> Life’s Abundance Health Food for Dogs 20 lbs for $35.25 plus $7.75 S&H = $2.14 per pound (autoship for 20% discount, reduce S&H by shipping multiple bags)


==> 20 lbs for $36, free S&H = $1.80

Natura Pet
==> They make Innova, Evo, Mother Nature, California Natural, Healthwise, and Karma.

Precise Pet Products

==> 30 lbs for $38.99 + 18.25 S&H = $1.91

This list is incomplete, please notify me via the comments when you find a pet food that is USDA APHIS-certified.”




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I Am Grateful For…

Ok, so this doesn’t have alot to do with pets, but bear with me.  I just found out that my brother-in-law collapsed today and was rushed to the hospital, and my step-dad was also taken to the hospital because he cut himself and couldn’t stop the bleeding (on blood thinner medicine).  Both are ok now, but it was an anxious day for my sister and mother.

So in the meantime, I am arguing with my husband about something trivial.  He said he was going to exercise the dogs tonight when he got home from work, but changed his mind and started working on the bathroom renovation instead.  So things did not go exactly as planned tonight and I didn’t go with the flow.  

When I heard from my mother and sister, and that my family was ok, I immediately thought – I should be so grateful that both my husband and I are in good health instead of arguing with him about nothing!   I wrote this list of things I am grateful for about a year ago.  I’m going to keep in on my desk so I can read it everyday:

I Am Grateful For

-my loving husband

-being able to see, hear, smell and feel this brand new day,

-my freedom,

-a place to live and good food to eat

-a great relationship with my mother & the rest of my family,

-the ability to go to work everyday,

-my business that challenges me to grow as a person and takes me out of my comfort zone

-good friends that care about me and that I enjoy spending time with,

-my beautiful animals – my 7 dogs, 2 horses and 1 cat that all give me unconditional love and are always there when I need them (except the cat, she does what she wants 🙂 ).  I couldn’t live without them.

What are you grateful for?    I’m interested to know, drop me a comment.

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