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US vs International Products: Which are better?

 Written By Chelsea Kent Since the 2007 Melamine Pet Food Recall, when thousands of Chinese products were recalled due to deadly Melamine plastic toxicity, many people have developed the misperception that internationally manufactured products are lower quality than those made in the United States. Is there truth behind this or not? How concerned do we […]

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Dental Health in Dogs AND Cats

By Chelsea Kent Did you know that Wrestlers train for the Olympics by brushing the teeth of dogs and cats? And that the Dali Lama learns patience the same way? Ok, not really, but we all know how complicated and frustrating it can be to accomplish the feat of brushing animals’ teeth. Not only that […]

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Deezel Update

Thank you to everyone for caring so much about Deezel. Today we were shocked and confused to find out that someone has mistakenly reported us to the state as abusers of Deezel. We have put so much time, effort, nurturing care and resources into trying to help this little guy out. And we also care […]

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Felis Sylvestris Catus: Cat’s are People Too

an article written by Nicole Neu-Yagle The cat, Felis sylvestris catus,  is an obligate carnivore that has evolved in a desert environment. Evidence of this can be found in archaeological records, and can be noted from their inability to synthesis taurine (found in raw, fresh meat) and a lack of a strong thirst drive coupled […]

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“Farmed & Dangerous” satirical series by Chipotle

Yer doin’ it right, Chipotle! Chipotle launched a four part satire called “Farmed and Dangerous” on Hulu, poking fun at the “outrageously twisted and utterly unsustainable world of industrial agriculture.” I was expecting it to be kind of a food documentary with a comedian as a host, or something lame like that.  But, it’s actually […]

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A brief review of GMO’s

Genetically Modified Organisms, or more commonly known as GMO’s, have been raising both concerns and eyebrows the last few years. They are a large problem for not only pet foods, but for the human food industry as well. Below is an article written by one of our contributing writers about the dangers of GMO foods. […]

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Saying goodbye to Zukes.

By Chelsea Kent We’re sad to say that Colorado made, family owned, Zuke’s Natural Treats have been sold to Nestle.  At Hero’s Pets we are known for not supporting unethical companies, no matter what. That being said, we’re really sad to see Zuke’s Natural Treats go (our dogs love them too). We’d like to share […]

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The Emotional Side of Sickness and Healing

Dr. Martin Goldstein, D.H.V.M. eloquently said, “How can a pet whose life is devoted to pleasing his master be unaware of his attitude?” Because pets can’t speak people tend to forget that words, and tones, can and do affect them. Because we are so used to expressing our thoughts and emotions with words we may […]

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Did you know… Dry Kibble is Not Ideal or Necessary?

Dry kibble food is NOT ideal or necessary to have a “complete and balanced” diet for a dog or cat… If a General Mills rep at the grocery store told you that Total Cereal was the only thing you ever needed to eat because it is “complete and balanced,” with all the vitamins and minerals […]

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