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Pet Food
By Charlotte Glover


March 28, 2007

Dear Sitnews,

With rat poison laced pet food in the news these days, I am sure many of you are wondering what to feed your pet. My beloved shelter cats Isabella and Max have been eating a natural brand of cat food their entire lives called "Pet Guard" which is made in small batches using only Coleman Natural Beef and other fresh, natural ingredients. Pet Guard comes in both moist and crunchy varieties for cats and dogs. Yes, it costs more, but I am resting easy these days knowing that my cats are eating the safest and best food available, and I generally think they need less food each day because it is of such good quality and full of nutrition. Well, Max would disagree, as he is always ready for a meal! Visitors to our home always exclaim over our cats thick, soft, shiny fur and bright eyes. They are the picture of health.

Another good line of pet food is put out by Newman's Own Organics- a member of the Paul Newman family of products in which all profits go to charity. A quick google search for natural pet food showed several other brands as well.

Where do you find these foods in Ketchikan? We order ours by the case and the bag through the Ketchikan Food Club, which meets every eight weeks at the library (catalogs and order forms in the library vertical file), and through RainCountry Nutrition. The cost is about the same from either source. I have also seen "Pet Guard" at A and P Grocery. They have made a real effort to have more natural products on their shelves this past year and that's a good place to start for a pet food that is not on the tainted list.


Charlotte Glover
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received March 27, 2007 - Published March 28, 2007

About: " Lifelong pet owner, librarian and mom."



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