The Mystery of “Crude Protein:” What is it, really?

Read the label on your dog’s food, and you’ll see a section called “Guaranteed Analysis.” That’s called the “ingredient dec” (or “declaration”) in pet food manufacturing lingo. Listed there, along with all the ingredients, you’ll find percentages for moisture, crude … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: WHAT DOES CRUDE PROTEIN REALLY MEAN IN A DRY DOG FOOD?

The most popular blog I’ve ever written was about what “crude protein” really means – and whether the amount of crude protein in kibble is a reliable way to judge the best dog food for your own pooch. So I … Continue reading

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