Quality Pet Treats

Almost everyday we receive inquiries and questions regarding pet treat analysis. Many people across the country are getting into this market and developing their own natural treat products in their homes. Just type the words “pet treats” as part of a Google Search and you will see over 123,000,000 results. Pet owners want to give

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The Homemade Pet Treat Business is Booming

I came across this article today, “Bow wow chow: How to make easy, healthy treats for your dog at home” 62% – This figure represents the number of U.S. households that have a pet. 78.2 million – Of this 62% figure, 78.2 million are dogs Source: American Pet Products Association I think these figures speak

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Rush Samples

Around the holidays, clients consistently need rush analysis. Today, I received a call from a client who needs analysis records for an important business transaction tomorrow.  At Midwest Laboratories, these type of requests are pretty regular. It is for this reason that our company does not take an extended vacation time. Companies rely on the

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10 Items to consider when winterizing your home

This fall in the midwest has been an unusually warm, dry season.  As the temperatures fall as we get closer to the end of November and approach December, it is always a good idea to look at ways to prepare our homes for winter.  I came across this article, Winterizing Your Home and it has

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Pet Owners and Organic Food

I came across this article, “Pets join in on the organic food trend”  in the LA Times, July 18, 2011.  This is a very informative article that has a lot of good information on this latest trend. I would like to point out some of the key points that struck me. “At Petco, a number

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Missouri Agriculture Site

Missouri adds a new website for agriculture!!! (It will be the trendsetter for other states) AgriMissouri Take a look at this site. It took me at least two minutes to check out all of the menus. I really liked the following Menu Items MOGROWN Here you can view produce specific to Missouri like nuts, eggs,

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Pet Treat Producers

It is always refreshing to hear good stories from people starting their own companies and trying to make a difference. Case in Point, Rescue Me Dog Bakery. This company is similar to other Pet Treat Producers where there is a common theme to create a natural product that is safe and nutritional for pets and

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Salmonella in Dry Pet Food

A new study has found a link between kids getting sick and having dogs and cats that were fed dry pet food. Pet food and treats  should be handled and then hands should be washed to minimize any possible risks of salmonella from dried pet food. Check out this video for more information. Something to

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Why testing pet food is necessary?

Pet Food and Pet Treat Testing is a given in today’s world.  It is a given that certain proximate testing  for protein, fiber, fat and moisture need to be conducted and reported accordingly. Other items also need to be taken into consideration, that may be just as important. The following items were highlighted in an

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Making your own pet treats

Do any of you make your own pet treats? I have received a number of questions from clients who are wanting to know the nutritional value of the treats they make.  I decided to see if I could find out how popular it is to make your own pet treats. I came across this site,

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