Understanding Pet Food Labels and Ingredients

We all want to feed our pets a quality food. But with the overwhelming selection, fancy packaging, marketing tactics and our busy schedules, that can sometimes be a challenge. Over the next few weeks we will continue to add to this post to help you understand some common marketing tactics, labeling tricks and misconceptions in […]

Why your cat might be avoiding the litter box

Solving litter box problems If you’re having a hard time persuading your cat to use the litter box, it may be time to draw a line in the sand. Most cats are happy to use a litter box because their instinct is to bury their urine and feces. But when their burying preferences include the […]

Feed Your Dog Better Food….For Less

At RuffMutts, we want you to get the most out of your dog food but keep more in your wallet!  We carry some great nutritious, economical options that are superior to most common pet food brands. Let us save you time and money. Check out some of the comparisons below

Large Breed Dog Food Comparison

$100 Dog Food Challenge At RuffMutts, we want you to get the most out of your dog food but keep more in your wallet! We are looking to add another large breed specific dog food, but are having a hard time finding one that competes with the price and quality of Acana Large Breed. If […]

The Benefits of A Raw Meat Diet for Your Cat

The Benefits of feeding cats a raw diet. Cats are predators. They evolved eating a prey based diet, and more importantly, eating that diet raw. Cooking degrades nutrients in meat, causing the loss of vitamins, minerals and amino acids .¹Meat used in highly processed pet food is cooked at high temperatures and the nutrients lost must […]

Salmonella – Facts For The Health Of You And Your Pet

What is Salmonella? Salmonella is a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae and is closely related to species of E. coli. and Shigella. There are over 2500 known serovars, with the most familiar being Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium. From our perspective Salmonella enteritidis and related serovars are of particular importance because they are the bacteria most commonly associated with cases […]

Food Cats Should Never Eat

Cats are naturally picky eaters. If you can actually get them to like a food you are indeed lucky, because several pet parents struggle to get their cats to eat. Even if you get them high quality cat food, don’t be surprised if they turn their nose up at it. Although cats are naturally fussy […]

The Dollars & “Sense” of Pet Food

Knowing how much pet food costs is more than looking at the price on the bag; the feeding guidelines are a key factor in making your buying decision. Here is an easy example:   Brand A and B have the same cups of kibble per bag, but Brand A is half the price of Brand B. […]

Matting

“Matting” refers to densely tangled clumps of fur in a pet’s coat.  If a coat is not properly and/or frequently brushed, loose and live hair become embedded in large masses.  Sometimes “mats” can be combed out, but if left too long, it is impossible without seriously harming the animal. Matts can form in both the outer coat […]

Raw Product Safety and Handling Tips

To make sure you are getting the maximum nutritional value for your pet, and to make sure you are using the product safely, please follow these product handling procedures. Keep Frozen Be sure to put your pet’s food straight in the freezer when you get home. Raw food has the potential to spoil, if allowed […]