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  • Pet Food Packaging Pet Peeve

    Have you ever gone to the store to purchase your pet’s food only to discover that the packaging looked different and you were no longer sure which food to purchase?  As a brand ambassador for a major pet food company, I see this happen all the time.  Worse than the packaging changing, pet food companies […]

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  • 3 Things That are Important to Know About Your Dog’s Food

    According to the Pet Food Institute, pet food sales reached $21.4 billion in sales in 2014.  That is up nearly $2 billion in five years. There is no question that pet food is big business.  Big box retailers, supermarkets, discount grocers and small pet boutiques line their shelves with so many options in colorful packing […]

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  • 5 Ways to Help Your Dog Lose or Maintain Weight

    Obesity in pets, just like humans, is on the rise in the US.  According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, out of the 77.5 million dogs in the USA, an astonishing 35 million of these dogs are considered overweight and 6.7 million are considered clinically obese.  As a Brand Ambassador for a national pet […]

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  • The Importance of Learning to Read Nutritional Labels

    I am a marketer with a solid career of convincing people that the product I represent is something they cannot live without. While I have enjoyed this career for many years, there are times when I believe the profession goes too far practicing borderline deceptive activities where marketers convince the consumer that the product they […]

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  • Dog Food Expiration Dates

      As a brand ambassador and pet food nutritionist for a small but growing pet food company, I have spent countless hours working inside one of the largest pet retailers in the US.  It has been eye opening on several levels but one of the most worrisome things I’ve encountered has to do with how […]

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