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What does ‘Holistic’ mean?

Is the word ‘Holistic’ marketing hype when it comes to pet food?  The short answer is that it can be.  There is no legal definition for the term ‘Holistic’ so companies can use it as they wish.  What you need to do is read into the label and past the title to find out what holistic means for that particular product.  For me, the term Holistic represents the philosophy that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

What I want in a Holistic pet food is:

  • Only natural ingredients are used.  No chemicals or artificial anything.  No antibiotics, hormones, pesticides or dyes.
  • The pet food uses whole grains, fruits and vegetables.  No processed parts or by-products of ingredients.
  • The ingredients chosen for the recipe are selected to benefit the animal.  They are not there to make the food more appealing to the pet owner or to entice your pet to eat something they normally would not.
  • The food contains enhanced vitamins and chelated/proteinated minerals.

We all know the benefits of eating a healthy diet.  Make sure to read the label and not just go for the best sounding name or prettiest bag!


Welcome to Dr. Heather Moeser, MS, DVM

Heather Moeser, MS, DVM

Heather Moeser, MS, DVM

We are delighted to announce a new addition to our Pet Pantry family, Dr. Heather Moeser, MS. DVM.    Doctor Moeser will be sharing her considerable experience and wisdom with us all on our new web site blog.

The most exciting thing for us is that Dr. Moeser also has an advanced degree in pet nutrition.   You will be able to ask Dr. Moeser questions and get answers right here on the Pet Pantry blog!

There is one more thing that we really appreciate about Dr. Moeser – like the Pet Pantry, she delivers high quality veterinary care RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR!  That’s right, Dr. Moeser is “The Downtown Mobile Vet.”   So, visit her web site and give her a call!  We’re sure she’d appreciate it.

Dr. Moeser is best known for her compassionate care and “down to earth” approach to veterinary medicine.  She works with you and takes the time to answer all of your questions and concerns about your loved ones. She understands that takes a partnership between your family, your pets, and your veterinarian to provide the best care for your pet. Dr. Moeser has a Master’s degree in Animal Nutrition from The University of Georgia and received her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Heather Moeser.  Visit her at “The Downtown Mobile Vet.” or call her at 919.917.8312 and let her know you much you appreciate her.