Category Archives: Nutrition

Peanut Butter artificially sweetened with Xylitol is dangerous for your dog

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is relatively well tolerated by most people.  It is in lots of "sugar-free" or artificially sweetened products, from candy to gum to nutritional supplements like melatonin. Now there are a few brands of peanut butter that contain it.  Xylitol in pets can cause life-threatening episodes of low blood sugar, […]

Dog Food Advertising – Live longer with Purina

I started to call this post "Part of this complete breakfast".  Google that phrase and you’ll find a lot of take-offs on that time-honored advertising slogan.  I remember it as the tag on commercials for my favorite sugar-laden cereals.  A bowl of sugar-saturated cardboard chips would be featured in a photo that also included bacon, […]

Nutritional Wisdom

Nutritional wisdom is the concept that an animal somehow innately knows what nutrients its body needs, and also where to obtain them.  For example, if your body were low on potassium, you would instinctively know to eat a banana.  And you thought those banana cravings were just evidence in support of the "Man-from-monkeys" evolution theory. […]