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Logic 101: “The Anti-Grain Free Debate”

Logic 101: “The Anti-Grain Free Debate”

LOGIC 101: The Anti-Grain Free Debate We would like to present some facts. There is growing concern of dogs developing dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), which means an enlarged heart. "Between January 2014 and April 30, 2019, the FDA received 524 reports of DCM, including...

Why Pork?

Why Pork?

We started with pork in our first recipe and it will always remain our foundation formula because it has the highest digestibility of most all protein sources for dogs.

Stool Stories: From GLPF Customers

Stool Stories: From GLPF Customers

A poor quality food will reck havoc on your dogs insides. Eventually, this will lead to outward signs like loose and smelly stool, allergy symptoms, skin issues, arthritis, open sores, poor hair coat, bad teeth, and ear infections. Here are two examples that our customers have told us about their dog’s stool difference when feeding our food:

The Difference With Our Puppy Food

The Difference With Our Puppy Food

To be completely frank, there is no difference between the formula we use for our Puppy food and our All Life Stages food. The only difference between the two is that our Puppy food has a smaller kibble size than our All Life Stages food. 

Why Grain Free?

Why Grain Free?

The simplest answer is that when your dog gets loose it does not run to the nearest grain field and eat the grain. The just don’t naturally eat wheat, corn, rice, barley, oats, canola, sorghum, and/or soybeans.

Human Foods That Dogs Can Eat

Human Foods That Dogs Can Eat

While there are certainly some foods that we should avoid giving to our dogs at all costs (link to post about foods dogs can’t eat) , there are some human foods that dogs can eat. If your dog is being good and you want to reward him with a special treat, the following list will give you some ideas for safe foods you can feed him.

What NOT to Feed Dogs!

What NOT to Feed Dogs!

If you’ve ever run out of treats, or just wanted to give your pup something a little extra special, you’ve probably turned to the pantry or refrigerator. While there are some human foods that are safe for ingestion (stay tuned for next week post) , there are also some that are toxic and life-threatening. You’ve likely heard of the more obvious ones like chocolate and alcohol, but the following are surprising foods you should never give to your dog. As you’ll see, just because something is healthy for you doesn’t mean it is healthy for your dog.

Preventing or Reversing Dog Obesity

Preventing or Reversing Dog Obesity

Just as obesity in humans can cause a wide range of health problems, so too can dog obesity. When dogs eat too much or don’t exercise enough (or both), they can quickly gain an unhealthy amount of weight. Even moderate obesity can reduce your dog’s lifespan, so taking proper care of them is crucial every step of the way.

The Benefits of Grain-Free Dog Food

The Benefits of Grain-Free Dog Food

Have you just brought home your brand new puppy? Much like raising a child, a lot of thought and planning goes into how you take care of him—including choosing the right food. At Great Lakes Pet Food, we believe that proper nutrition will lead to a long and happy life for your pup. That’s why we’ve created our protein-rich, grain-free pet food. But why grain-free?

WINDY10 Coupon!

WINDY10 Coupon!

Save 10% off your cart until March 17, 2017 with coupon code WINDY10!

Emergency Kit for Your Pet

Emergency Kit for Your Pet

With all the crazy weather we're experiencing across the nation, here's some timely advice regarding your pet in case you need to move quickly in an emergency.  

Love Your Pet on Valentines Day

Love Your Pet on Valentines Day

Furry friends love Valentines too!  Here is some sage advice from PetMed for making Valentine's Day safe and healthy for your pets.