DOG for DOG is a movement to help as many dogs as possible. With every purchase DOG for DOG gives an equal amount of food to dogs in need.

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Help Feed the Dogs of Villalobos Rescue Center

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Need to buy some dog food? Why not choose DOGSFOOD from DOG for DOG?

Today, when you buy a bag from PetSmart.com, Villalobos Rescue Center will receive a matching donation of food from DOG for DOG!

In addition, later this month DOG for DOG will be donating even more food to this truly awesome rescue group. 10,000 pounds will be delivered to feed hungry dogs, which really makes such a huge difference to rescue groups which are often struggling to make ends meet.

During 2015 alone, DOG for DOG has donated over 60,000 pounds of food.
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Join the Movement & Help Us Spread the Word!

The number of dogs in shelters is growing daily to the point of over crowding and sadly, dogs are suffering from a lack of proper nutrition and care. It’s our mission at DOG for DOG to feed as many shelter dogs as possible!

Here’s how it works: You buy a bag of our food or treats, and we give a meal to a dog in need. You have to feed your dog anyway, right? So why not choose healthy food and treats that also give back? All of DOG for DOG’s food and treats are made in the USA using only high-quality meats, fruits and vegetables. Want to learn more? Sign up to receive information about our mission and products here: http://www.dogfordog.com/newsletter-sign-up/

Follow this link to feed the dogs of Villalobos Rescue Center! http://goo.gl/nlJshA

 

No Wheat Dog Food: Why Pet Owners Spend Big

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No Wheat Dog Food: Why Pet Owners Spend Big

 

Man’s best friend is getting a crack at the good stuff now that their companions have shown an interest in all natural, no wheat dog food, and companies are more than happy to comply.

Good Food and Good Will

Online stores like DOG for DOG are feeding canines the good stuff and are giving plenty of goodwill as a side dish. DOG for DOG also donates a bag of dog food to a rescue organization for every bag of dog food purchased. While it is their mission to help dogs in need, they aren’t alone in offering no wheat dog food. Many are clamoring to sell similar fare to a growing customer base that is increasingly health conscious not only for themselves, but for every member of their families. And that includes

Better Ingredients for a Better Life

But why are customers shelling out extra bucks to ensure their dogs are getting all natural, no wheat dog food? According to a recent article featured on the Christian Science Monitor, it has to do with a tendency to humanize pets. In the wake of studies linking human health to diet, and ill health to pesticides and processed foods, people are also more conscious of what they Considering the ingredient list in many conventional dog foods, it’s not hard to see why they’d choose a healthier product for their loved ones. Animal by-products like hooves, guts and other possibly diseased parts, agricultural leftovers consisting of grains unfit for human consumption, and plenty of other unsavory bits are routine fare in dog food.

While research has shown that eating a diet rich in nutrients can stave off illnesses and cancers, the same could be true for canines, who share a similar diet to humans and who also suffer a host of ailments that could possibly be improved or prevented by eating right, from arthritis to

Grain Free Dog Food

For example, DOG for DOG corn, soy, and wheat free dog food contains items that sound familiar and even appetizing to people. An Ocean Fish/Salmon combo called DOGSFOOD is a grain- free blend consisting of  fish, and fruits and veggies like blueberries, apples, beets and spinach. It even boasts of flax seeds, which contain omega fatty acids, as well as probiotics (good bacteria that aids in digestion). By doling out the bucks now, consumers might actually be saving money on vet visits later if the hype about all natural, wheat free dog food is true. And a healthier, happier Fido is reason enough for many pet owners.

It appears that the emphasis on well-being by way of nutrition that’s sweeping the nation of consumers is now being extended to the animal kingdom. When it comes to healthy eating, man’s best friend may be the leader of the pack.

 

 

 

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The Best Dry Food for Small Dogs

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The Best Dry Food for Small Dogs

It can be difficult to determine the best dry food for small dogs, especially for new pet owners trying to get their dog settled into a routine.

Every dog has different needs, so you can’t use the general guidelines given on pet food containers to determine what’s best for your small dog. The size, breed, age, activity level, and ideal weight of the dog all play a major role in its diet.

It’s best to talk to your vet about the best dry food for small dogs and how much to feed your dog each day, as this is different with each pet. Your vet can also help you choose a type of food that may help prevent your dog from certain diseases. Your vet can also help you determine the number of calories your dog needs to consume each day, but most pet food labels do not provide information on calories. It’s important to contact the manufacturer to obtain this information, so you know the proper amount to feed your dog.

Also, choose a brand of dry dog food that is AFFCO certified for all life stages. Don’t let labels containing words like “gourmet” and “premium” sway you, as these are just fancy words not actually representative of ingredients in the bag.

Switching Dog Food

If you feel like you’re not feeding your furry friend the best dry food for small dogs and you want to switch brands, be sure to do so gradually. Give your dog a mixture of 75% old food and 25% new food for a few days, then a half-and-half mixture for a few days, then mix 75% old with 25% new for a few days, until finally making a complete switch.

Find the Best Dry Food for Small Dogs at DOG for DOG

At DOG for DOG, we know what your small dog needs to stay healthy and strong. Our corn, soy, and wheat free products are specially designed to give your tiny four-legged friend all the nutrients he needs.

All DOG for DOG products are all natural and locally sourced, so you can be confident that your dog is eating only the finest quality food. Our products, such as DOGSFOOD Pork & Brown Rice and DOGSFOOD Grain Free with Ocean Fish & Salmon are not only delicious, but also serve as the best dry food for small dogs due to the health benefits offered. Our products are also AFFCO certified for all life stages.

At DOG for DOG we think every dog deserves to eat a balanced diet, so for every bag you purchase, we donate an equal amount to a local pet shelter or rescue organization in need.

Nutrition and Dog Food for Senior Dogs

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Nutrition and Dog Food for Senior Dogs

Nutrition needs change for humans as we age, so it’s safe to assume you may need to purchase special dog food for senior dogs as well.

A Tufts University study of U.S. pet owners revealed that most people believe certain information about dog food marketed to older pets that may or may not actually be accurate.

An overwhelming 84 percent of people think senior dogs should follow a different diet than other adult dogs, but only half of them actually feed their older pet a different diet.

When it comes to choosing dog food for senior dogs, it’s important to take the lifestyle habits of your dog into consideration, instead of simply focusing on age.

Feeding Your Aging Dog

The WebMD article, “Senior Dog Food: Meeting Aging Canines’ Nutritional Needs,” reviews specific guidelines dog owners can take to determine the specific nutritional needs of their four-legged friends.

The article notes that while there is no specific age a dog is considered senior, large breeds tend to age faster than smaller dogs. Dogs that are overweight also tend to age faster.

As a general rule, dogs are placed into the senior category when they’ve reached half their life expectancy. Smaller dogs tend to live between 15 to 20 years so they become seniors at around eight or nine years of age. Conversely, larger dogs only live from 12 to 15 years, so they fall into the older category when they’re around six years old.

It’s important to monitor the caloric intake of an older dog, as seniors have a slower metabolism, which can lead to obesity. Older dogs typically need to follow a lower-calorie, high-fiber diet to remain in optimal health.

When it comes to snacks, older dogs need healthy, low-fat, low-sodium fare. Some people food, such as carrots and apple slices, can serve as great treats, in addition to bones and traditional dog treats.

Dog Food for Senior Dogs at DOG for DOG

As a dog owner, you want only the best for your furry friend. It’s important to make sure your dog receives the same proper nutrients in his senior years as he had in the earlier periods of his life.

All of our products are AFFCO certified for all life stages, including puppies, adults, and lactating mothers, so you can be rest assured you’re always doing your best to keep your dog healthy.

We offer healthy and delicious products like DOGSFOOD Lamb & Brown RiceDOGSFOOD Grain Free with Ocean Fish & Salmon, and DOGSFOOD Pork & Brown Rice.

Don’t forget ─ for each bag of dog food you purchase from us, we’ll donate an equal amount to a local pet shelter or rescue organization in need.

Dog Food Stores with Heart

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Dog Food Stores with Heart

You’ve got your dog’s back and he’s got yours, but unfortunately, not all dogs are so lucky. Millions of dogs roam the streets unsheltered, abused or alone. It’s not enough to pass by and feel a pang of sorrow for these helpless creatures. There is something we can do, and no contribution is too small.

Luckily, there is a resilient group of dog food stores that go the extra mile when it comes to fighting this cause. These dog food stores’ contributions, while sometimes slight, can mean all the world of difference in battling the abandonment and abuse of innocent dogs. While it may seem there is not much to be done singlehandedly to make a difference in the lives of these canines, we can certainly each do a small part that, as a whole, paves the way for new protectors for our furry friends.

In addition to adopting from shelters in lieu of purchasing pups from pet stores, make a commitment to shopping at outlets that contribute money and donations to dogs in need. Whether shopping for an adorable Halloween costume or simple necessities like pee pads, consider purchasing from dog food stores that use their pet power for the greater good.

The Animal Rescue Site

The Animal Rescue Site is a wonderful resource for pet gifts and supplies. Each item purchased provides at least 14 bowls of food for hungry animals. Benefiting charities like Petfinder.com Foundation, Rescue Bank and IFAW, The Animal Rescue Site has provided 492 million bowls of food for shelter animals in need. While there are a large number of dog food stores that make charitable contributions, the sheer number of dogs fed through this initiative speaks volumes of its success and standing mission to improve the lives of dogs.

PetCo

With more than $111 million donated, PetCo’s commitment to raising money has had a significant impact on the improvement of the lives of over 3.6 million dogs and their caring owners. In addition to their fundraising efforts, PetCo’s mission of providing a higher quality of life for dogs through education proves indispensable in this fight. As one of the many vendors of DOG for DOG, Pet Co supports and unifies our company’s promise to donate one bag of dog food for every bag sold, providing necessary nourishment to thousands of hungry animals. With over 85% of every dollar directly supporting animals in need, purchasing pet goods from this store will undoubtedly bring our mission one step closer to fruition.

DOG for DOG Cares

DOG for DOG takes pride in our efforts to help dogs in need, and we applaud the efforts of those that stand by us in contributing to the betterment of animals’ lives. Shop at dog food stores with heart. Shop DOG for DOG.

Pet Food Blog: Your Pup and Holiday Leftovers – The Do’s and Dont’s

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Pet Food Blog: Your Pup and Holiday Leftovers – The Do’s and Dont’s

You’re not alone if your dog begs for table food leftovers ─ most do. Saying no to those puppy eyes can be a challenge, but sometimes it’s necessary. The pet food blog post, “Pet Advice: Do’s and Don’ts with the Leftover Holiday Foods,” in the Gaston Gazette notes the importance of not giving into all your dog’s requests.

Human food does not always sit well in a dog’s stomach. In fact, some foods can actually cause your four-legged friend to become ill. Many veterinarians see a huge increase in food-related illnesses in dogs during the holiday season, says the pet food blog post. While some table scraps are perfectly acceptable for dog consumption in moderation, others are not.

Adding bits and pieces of meat to your dog’s food ─ such as turkey, prime rib, and ham ─ is typically fine, although if your dog has a sensitive stomach, you may want to think twice. Vegetables, such as green beans are usually safe, while others, such as corn, aren’t the best idea, as it’s difficult for pooches to digest, explains the pet food blog post. It’s also typically fine to feed your pooch whole cranberries, cooked pumpkin or squash, plain soups, broths, and gravy.

Grapes and onions can be toxic, so avoid feeding them to your dog at all costs. Also steer clear of cooked bones. Never let your dog chew on these as they present multiple hazards. It’s perfectly fine to give them a taste of pure diced sweet potatoes and skinned white potatoes, but be sure there’s no skin left on the latter. Other food to keep away from your dog include cranberry sauce, stuffing, dressing, chocolate, and other candy, notes the pet food blog post.

Feed Your Dog Well with DOG for DOG

You want to eat foods that taste good and so does your dog. At DOG for DOG, we make dog food so good, your pooch will ask for seconds. Our delicious line of dry dog food includes delicacies like DOGSFOOD Pork & Brown Rice, 4.5lb, DOGSFOOD Grain Free with Ocean Fish & Salmon 4.5lb, and DOGSFOOD Lamb & Brown Rice, 4.5lb.

We also make all natural dog treats that are both tasty and healthy, so expect your dog to beg for more. When you purchase our dry dog food and dog treats for your four-legged friend, you’re also feeding other pooches in need. For every bag of dog food you purchase, we donate an equal amount to a local pet shelter or rescue organization in need. At DOG for DOG, we make the health and best interests of all dogs our business.

DOG for DOG Announces National Sponsorship of Best Friend’s Pet Super Adoptions!

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DOG for DOG Announces National Sponsorship of Best Friend’s Pet Super Adoptions!

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DOG for DOG is proud to announce National Sponsorship of the Best Friend’s Animal Society’s Pet Super Adoptions!

Best Friend’s Animal Society is a national rescue organization with a mission to SAVE THEM ALL! Best Friend’s has made a name for themselves as an organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of and finding homes for all homeless pets, and initiating cities to become No Kill. In 2012, Best Friend’s initiated the campaign No Kill Los Angeles or NKLA in an effort to make Los Angeles a No Kill city. NKLA provides spay/neuter services where they are needed most so fewer animals go into shelters, and increase adoptions through the combined efforts of the NKLA coalition so more animals come out of the shelters and go into new homes.

DOG for DOG is pleased to support the Best Friend’s community by becoming a National Sponsor for their Pet Super Adoptions. The Super Adoptions are events held in three cities: Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and White Plains (NY), and are 2-3 day adoption events open to the public. The purpose of these events is to gather rescue groups and shelters together in the same place with their adoptable animals and make as many adoptions as possible. Super Adoptions have a positive effect on the community by adding so many new and loving members to welcoming families. DOG for DOG will be passing out DOGSBARs to all of the attendees and rescues at these events, along with making large donations of food and treats to the Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary in Utah and NKLA Coalition members!

Helping dogs in need is our passion and Best Friend’s is doing a tremendous job of just that. We are proud to support their work and look forward to the day when euthanization is a thing of the past!

2013 Pet Super Adoptions

Salt Lake City
Utah State Fairpark, 155 N 10th W, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

October 18: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
October 19: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
October 20: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Los Angeles – NKLA Weekend Adoption Event
La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90036

November 9: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
November 10: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

New York
Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave, White Plains, New York 10606

November 16: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
November 17: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Look who’s talking about Dog for Dog

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Look who’s talking about Dog for Dog

Snoop Lion Teams up with Chelsea Handler to save dogs everywhere.

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Snoop Dogg talks about DOG for DOG on Conan!

Michael Buble discusses DOG for DOG on the Tom O’Grady Show

Snoop Dogg Appears on the Queen Latifah Show and talks about DOG for DOG’s Mission

 

And check out Team DOG for DOG to see your favorite athletes helping dogs in need!