The Healthy Pets website has grown over the years with the support of devoted pet guardians like you who want nothing more than the best for their furry or feathered best friends. And now, we’re taking our growth to the next level. I’m so excited to share this amazing news with you: Healthy Pets is expanding from the Mercola banner to its own brand!
introduce bark and whiskers — A new comprehensive website offering comprehensive pet health strategies and advice that’s truly from you!
New website and name, but still the same goal
While we’re rebranding and getting a new website, our mission to help you take control of your pet’s health will never change. Through Bark and Whiskers, I continue to provide you with information you can use to improve your pet’s health and longevity, including species-appropriate nutritional advice, positive pet care tips, natural home remedies, adorable pet videos, and more.
Subscribers will continue to receive my free newsletter and enjoy the same benefits that Healthy Pets do with their bark and whiskers – no need to subscribe again. The only difference is that instead of receiving an email from Healthy Pets, you will soon receive a newsletter from bark & whiskers.
From this week you will start receiving the new bark & whiskers newsletter and all future new content will also be published exclusively there. This content will remain unchanged: The latest information on pet health.
Dispelling Pet Nutrition Myths Perpetuated by Big Pet Foods
One of my consistent messages is that biologically appropriate nutrition from food as fresh as possible forms the first cornerstone of animal health. Unfortunately, long-standing myths in the pet food industry have managed to confuse many pet owners about a biologically appropriate diet for dogs and cats, and trick them into thinking that highly refined starch-filled pellets are the best choice for life-long nutrition.
The big players in the pet food industry fund the vast majority of pet food research and conduct most of the nutrition training in veterinary schools. They are quick to ignore the growing body of research and tens of thousands of “anecdotal reports” from integrative veterinarians and pet parents about the benefits of a minimally processed, biologically appropriate diet in favor of Stand behind their high-starch, ultra-processed products.
For example, a study that pet food companies like to promote shows that dogs have adapted to high-starch pet foods,1 Therefore it is an ideal diet. But the question pet parents should ask before believing this is: What’s really best for pets? A diet that requires their bodies to adapt to survive, or a diet that provides them with natural nutrition and resonates with their innate metabolic mechanisms?
When you consider how carbohydrate-rich, ultra-processed pet foods can put your pet at risk for obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, and many other chronic health problems, it’s clear that a nutritionally balanced, biologically appropriate diet containing high-quality More animal protein, moisture, healthy fats and a little prebiotic-rich fiber, low or no starch, are more beneficial.
While our goal is to feed as much fresh, minimally processed food as possible, sometimes (for financial or medical reasons) we have to make compromises; whatever your situation, I’ll show you how Pets do their best.
Ultimately, it’s up to pet guardians like you to ask questions, seek better answers for your animal companion, and become knowledgeable advocates for your pet’s overall health. When you read my articles on bark & whiskers, my goal is that you will learn valuable information that can help you make the most informed dietary and lifestyle choices that will help your pet thrive.
Your favorite articles are moving to Bark and Beard
The most popular articles on Healthy Pets cover a variety of topics and help pet guardians navigate the ups and downs of pet parenting, and these articles are moving over to bark & whiskers, where you can always read them and share related articles with other animal lovers. Some of the most popular articles you’ll see on bark & whiskers soon include:
- Best Vegetables to Feed Your Dog or Cat
- Ethoxyquinoline: banned in human food, but still allowed in pet food
- Why the friendliest cat happens to be this color
- Why Many Dogs Don’t Like Hugs, Even Their Favorite Humans
- How to Know When to Say Goodbye
Come join the Bark & Whiskers online community
We look forward to growing the bark & whiskers community with you so we invite you to like and follow us on these brand new social media channels where you can get our latest bark & whiskers content and interact with other active pet guardians :
Don’t forget to visit the bark & whiskers website and scroll through the many articles we currently have as well as new ones we will be adding daily. I can’t wait to provide you with more pet health information to help you make the most informed decision for your animal companion. Let’s keep working hard for the health and happiness of our pets!