Author Archives: Amy Renz

About Amy Renz

Amy is the CEO and Pack Leader of Goodness Gracious, LLC (www.GoodnessGraciousTreats.com) and we save lives. We make healthy 100% human-grade, USDA certified, USA sourced dog and cat treats, and give 51% of our profits to local animal shelters, rescues and spay/neuter programs in communities where our treats are sold. Our products include single-ingredient jerky and gluten free biscuits that pets love, and parents love to give. Amy is a Marathoner, a slalom skier, but first a parent to her pack of three beautiful canines. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/goodnessgracioustreats www.GoodnessGraciousTreats.com www.run4rescue.org Twitter @Goodnssgracious

Top 10 Things To Look For In Dog Food

With the recent Salmonella contamination at Diamond Pet Foods’ plant resulting in the recall of 14 (or more) brands, some of us may be wondering how to select a good, safe, nutritious food for our companions. Below is a list … Continue reading

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Salmonella Contamination Causes Widespread Recall of 14 Brands of Dog Food.

Big commercial dog food companies outsource their production.  And when there’s a problem at a manufacturing plant – like salmonella contamination – the brands it affects tumble like dominoes.  There’s been a widespread recall of dog food due to Salmonella … Continue reading

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The Dirty Dozen Aliases for MSG

Obesity. It doubles a dog’s chances of developing cancer, heart disease, diabetes and a laundry list of other health problems.  Fifty percent (50%) of US dogs are overweight, and MSG – just one form of free glutamate – is a … Continue reading

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Glycerin. A diesel by any other name wouldn’t taste as sweet.

I want to give Waggin’ Train and others like them, a firm kick in the caboose. Glycerin. You see it everywhere in dog treats. When you do, put the bag down and slowly step away.  It could kill your pet. … Continue reading

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From China with Luck

With 70% of pet food vesesel imports to the US coming from China, “Made in the USA” is a mighty thin security blanket. Looking for “USA Made” on the label won’t protect your pet.  You need to ask the manufacturer … Continue reading

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It might be in Milo’s Kitchen but it’s probably not in yours…

I have egg in my shoe.  Now my toes are sticky.  But after cracking hundreds of dozens of eggs to make sure that every bag of our Bacon Cheeseburger cookies has an egg in it, odds are one is bound … Continue reading

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Cool Dog Runnings. How conditioning, fitness level and diet can keep dogs cool.

As the temperature heats up we find ways to cool ourselves down.  Staying hydrated, swimming, shedding outer layers for something thin and light-weight, hanging out in the shade or a cool breeze are great ways to keep body temperature at … Continue reading

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