Pet Food Is Pet Food – What I’m Feeding Is Good Enough

May 24th, 2013

Aren’t Pet Foods All The Same?

It’s not unusual that we hear someone say that they are feeding their dog or cat “x” (something from a big box store or grocery store), they like it, and seem to be doing just fine on it. Or, “my dog/cat just loves “x”, and really doesn’t want to eat anything else.” There are some important factors I would like to point out.

First, it’s not an uncommon practice for producers of these cheaper dog and cat foods to use flavour enhancers. This means that they are artificially increasing the palatability of the food. This allows them to use lower quality ingredients (i.e. lower cost products) to produce a food that the pet will like. Just because the pet really likes the food, does it mean that it is actually “good” for them? Are they getting all the nutrition they need? They need foods that not only “taste good”, but food that is actually good for them so they don’t develop food intolerance issues in the future.

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Why You Should Be Concerned If Your Dog Eats Too Fast

April 25th, 2013

Does Your Dog Inhale Its Food?

Does your dog gobble food up as if he/she hasn’t eaten in days?  Some think nothing of this, and feel that’s just normal behaviour for their pet.  However there are health concerns and risks that could threaten your dog’s life, should this behaviour continue. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Conquer Your Pet’s Joint Problems

April 25th, 2013

Pet Slowing Down?

Is your dog or cat getting older and starting to show signs of joint stiffness?  Do they have trouble going up or down stairs, or jumping up like they used to?  There are ways to help your furry friend.

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Bloat – A Life Threatening Condition. Is Your Dog At Risk?

March 2nd, 2012

Over the past few years, we’ve had a few customers tell us that their dog developed bloat. One dog received immediate medical attention and survived, but two other pet parents lost their dogs to this potentially deadly condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Meal Worms & Live Crickets

June 6th, 2011

Do you live in the Airdrie area and are having trouble finding live crickets and meal worms? You don’t have to order crickets either, because Global Pet Foods now carries live crickets and meal worms in their new second store located in SE Airdrie in the Kingsview Market behind Shoppers. You don’t have to drive to Calgary. Save your time and money.

New Second Store in Airdrie

June 6th, 2011

Sorry for the long period of silence, but I’ve been consumed with trying to get the second store open, and all the problems and setbacks that go with such a project. We are now finally open, and the second store is located in southeast Airdrie, behind the new Shoppers in the Kingsview Market. This is the only pet food store located on the east side of the highway in Airdrie. Our official street address is 115, 1800 Market Street SE. The location has great access, whether coming from the east, or the west when coming off the highway on the way home from Calgary. Business hours are the same as the north store: M-F 9:30 to 8 pm; Sat 9:30 to 6 pm; and Sunday 11 to 5 pm. Our phone number is 403-980-8816. Hope to see you soon.

Family Day Weekend Hours

February 20th, 2011

Global Pet Foods will be open regular hours for Sunday, 11-5, and then Monday February 21 we will be open 11-5, our standard holiday hours. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday. Have a fun weekend with your family!

Little Mutts Rescue Adoptathon

November 21st, 2010

Thanks to all who came out this past Saturday for the adopt-a-thon for Little Mutts Rescue. It was a great success, with 2 dogs adopted and many applications signed!

Little Mutts Rescue Adopt-a-thon

November 9th, 2010

Little Mutts Rescue from Calgary is holding an adopt-a-thon on November 20, 2010 here at Global Pet Foods from 11am to 3pm. You can come by the store and see some of the pets that need a home. Check out their website for more details http://www.littlemuttsrescue.org/index.html

Ceasar Millan Show In Calgary

November 8th, 2010

My wife & I had a great time last night at the Cesar Millan show in Calgary. I thought it was really interesting how just the position of the dog collar on the neck really changed how the dog responded. What did you like about the show?