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In this two-part article I’ll be sharing my personal experiences transitioning my cats: Angelo and Cam. While my cats and dog always steal the show, let me quickly introduce myself: Hi! I’m Nathan Pearce. I am the most recent addition to the Balanced Blends team and I’m super excited to be focused on customer engagement. My two favorite things about the Balanced Blends team are: 1) everyone is aligned on delivering the best customer engagement, and 2) we all love our pets. It would be a very strange day if an animal didn’t attend one of our video calls, invited or...

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The terms “grain-free”, “taurine deficiency”, and “DCM” are referenced often in the realm of pet food, but what do they mean for us and our furfams? In this article we shall explain the origins of these issues and the exposure to risk they present. Please note that Balanced Blends' recipes are not, and have never been, impacted by the issues described below.   Grain Free NOTE: Under investigation are the species inappropriate 'grain-free alternatives' that are being used, which have been linked to serious health issues, and death. "Grain-free" pet food diets do not commonly refer to diets such as raw that...

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 Food Hygiene News - July 12, 2019 Edition     HUGE Hamburger and Hot Dog bun recall Flowers Foods is having a recall of their hamburger and hotdog buns, sold in various states under various brand names, due to unintentional plastic pieces in the buns. So far, there are no injuries that were reported, but it’s worth checking the list of recalled items to make sure you don’t have any of those products in your pantry. https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/07/walmart-wonder-7-eleven-other-brands-of-buns-recalled-for-plastic-bits/   Up to 20 years in prison for "Ice Cream Licking" A teenager is facing 20 possible years in prison for the crime...

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Read this article to learn best practices for creating your pet’s transition plan. We understand that all animals are unique, and we’re here to help you determine the best plan for your furfam.     NOTE: This guide does not replace the advice of your vet! In the previous article, Why Transition?, we introduced the idea of a Transition Plan and the value of helpful tools like a Pet Food Log. That’s about as complicated as this is going to get. You have: a log to track progress a plan for the gradual introduction of the new food   The...

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Background On June 27th, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided its third status report1 in its investigation into the potential connection between certain diets and cases of canine heart disease – specifically dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In July 2018, the FDA first announced an investigation into the potential correlation between diets containing “peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients”2.   “To date, the FDA has not established why certain diets may be associated with the development of DCM in some dogs. In the meantime, and before making diet changes, pet owners should work directly with...

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