New & Improved Recipes

Providing pets with better digestion and better nutrition is essential to giving them a better life, that’s why Holistic Select® has updated our lineup of recipes for dogs and cats, including new Grain-Free recipes that continue to deliver the most complete digestive support for pets with guaranteed high levels of probiotics and digestive enzymes, all made in our own facility in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Caring for a Senior Pet

November is National Senior Pet Month and Adopt a Senior Pet Month. If you’re looking at getting a new old pet, senior pets make wonderful additions to the family. Senior pets tend to be laid-back and usually house-trained. If you have adopted or are thinking of adopting a senior dog or cat, you should learn more about their needs.

Large and Giant Breed Puppy Health

Large or giant breed dogs are among the most popular breeds. Of the 160 or so breeds registered with the American Kennel Club, the majority listed in the top half are large or giant breeds. Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed by a significant margin, and have been for some time. Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Boxers and Standard Poodles are all among the top ten breeds.

Ingredient Spotlight – The Nutritional Benefits of Tomato Pomace

More than just a functional and ideal fiber source, Tomato Pomace is an excellent amino acid source for your pet. Additionally, Tomato Pomace is a good source of antioxidants for your pet. Tomato Pomace contains concentrated Lycopene, considered one of today’s premier antioxidants. Antioxidant benefits of Lycopene are improved with heat during the cooking process. Antioxidant rich Tomato Pomace comes to the rescue to help prevent excessive free radical production for healthy cells.

6 Tips for Keeping Your Dog’s Skin and Coat Healthy during the Winter Months

It’s no secret that the winter months can wreak havoc on our skin and the same goes for our four-legged friends. Humidity is low, the outside air is cold and windy (in some parts of the country), and dogs are going in and out of cold to warm weather and back again. Without the appropriate care during these wintry conditions, your dog’s skin and coat can suffer and skin conditions can even develop. So, how can you help to protect your dog’s skin during the winter months? We’ve got some tips for you.

5 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Health in 2016

It’s the start of a new year folks! We have all said ‘farewell to 2015’ and ‘hello to 2016,’ and likely everyone is working on their well thought out New Year’s resolutions. But, what about our four-legged friends? Improving your dog’s health, and life in general, should be just as much of a priority as improving your own. And you know what the beauty of that is? There are some changes that you can make to your daily routine that will help to improve both your health and your dog’s health simultaneously.

What’s the Scoop on Poop?

All embarrassment aside for a moment, it is time to take a closer look at your pet’s poop.  As responsible pet parents, we have a great opportunity to evaluate the general health – and specifically, the digestive health – of our pets by closely observing their stool. The quality of your pet’s bowel movement is a good general indicator of gut health, which has a substantial impact on the overall health of your pet.  That is why it is important to get the scoop on your pet’s poop!

Top 6 Criteria for Evaluating Your Pet’s Stool:

1. Color:

The Benefits of Quinoa and Oatmeal

Holistic Select dog and cat food recipes are formulated with our Unique Digestive Health Support System of Prebiotics, Probiotics, Natural Fiber and Digestive Enzymes because we believe total body health begins with digestive health.

Ask the Vet

This month Dr. Townshend answers your questions about vitamin supplements for dogs and increasing water intake for summer.

Ingredient Spotlight: Turkey & Cranberry

The holiday’s just wouldn’t be the same without a couple of key ingredients – turkey and cranberry sauce. For some, it’s the best part of their meal – so, why should our pets have to miss out on the turkey and cranberry goodness? Well, they don’t! Turkey and cranberry can actually have health benefits for your pet if prepared the right way. Let’s talk about how your pets can safely enjoy these tasty ingredients and how your pet’s health can benefit. You should always consult with your pet’s veterinarian before adding any new ingredients to your pet’s diet.

Celebrate Love Your Pet Day

Love is in the air the whole month of February. You can show those furry friends some love on Love Your Pet Day this February 20th.  It looks like February is the perfect opportunity to spoil your four legged loved ones! Why not plan a special date? This is the time your pet craves the most.

You can use our “personality” test to plan a few outings with your furry friends.

National Pet Dental Month

Tell the truth – when was the last time that you gave any thought to your pet’s dental health? If it has been a while, you’re not alone. When it comes to pet health, dental health often gets overlooked – not this month, though! February is Pet Dental Health Month, so now is the time to talk about the importance of proper dental care for our four-legged friends. Let’s talk about why you should pay closer attention to your pet’s dental health and how you can do that.

Ingredient Spotlight: Salmon and Oatmeal

Sometimes the most unlikely ingredients can have the most health benefits for your pet, and we love to spotlight those healthy ingredients – especially when so many of our Holistic Select recipes are packed full of them! It is so important to pay attention to the ingredients in your pet’s food because there are a lot of pet food brands out there that are lacking in proper nutrition. Today we are focusing on salmon and oatmeal – two ingredients that are beneficial to multiple aspects of your pet’s health.

National Puppy Day

Just saying “National Puppy Day” makes us smile. After all, puppies are fun and cute. Technically, it’s a day to encourage adoption started by pet enthusiast Colleen Paige in 2006 and it happens twice a year. March 23rd and August 26th.

Every year, thousands of puppies wind up in shelters for a variety of reasons. There are poor breeding practices practiced by puppy mill breeders, there’s an overflow of stray pups due to lack of spaying/neutering and sometimes people have to relinquish their beloved pups due to health and other reasons.

Celebrate National Pet Day

Chances are good that if you’re reading this, you have a pet. Maybe you have a multi-pet household. However, you may not know that April 11 is National Pet Day. You might be thinking to yourself, “Every day is National Pet Day. My dog or cat is spoiled rotten.” Of course, if you’re like a lot of pet parents, you like to do something a little extra special for them at times.