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Welcomes questions regarding cooking for dogs, and may be able to provide information regarding pet food quality and ingredients. Not qualified to answer medical questions.

Experience in the area

Founder, Rudy Green Inc., manufacturer of a frozen, all natural "people food for dogs". I have been an animal rescue worker for over 20 years and have extensive knowledge of pet food and nutrition.


Bachelors degree in Social Sciences. 20+ years of active volunteerism within Animal Welfare organizations. Over 6 years of studies and hands on research in pet nutrition.

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Retail customers include Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Amazon and independent pet supply and grocery stores

What do you like about this subject?

Dogs LOVE food- would they really choose to eat dry or canned dog food given a choice? Would YOU want to eat the same thing every meal every day? is that HEALTHY??? Those consumers that love dogs should read the teeny print on pet food labels and research ingredients that they can't pronounce or don't recognize.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Dogs have been our companions for 10,000 years. Commercial pet food was created in the 1950s. What were they eating for centuries before kibble was invented??? hmmm.

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Recent Answers from Karla Haas

2016-09-02 What dog food is good?:

Hello.  You can boil a whole chicken chopped ,remove bones and skin. Add barley brown rice or quinoa, sweet potatoes and spinach or green beans.  Put in a blender, cool and divide into serving size portions

2016-07-25 dog food change?:

Hi Ashley,  I do not recommend brands in this forum, but I can offer guidance to educate you about confusing and deceptive ingredient labels and nutrition.         Here is a simplified article about labels:

2016-07-25 ice cream:

Hi Regina and thanks for asking this question which is not easy to answer with a simple yes or no.    It really depends on many factors and variables, such as: the individual dog's regular diet, his inherent

2016-07-06 Curcumin 95% Bad for Pets?:

Hi Jen,    Kefir and goats milk both have more active cultures and probi than yogurt, and the raw goats milk is pretty inexpensive.  You simply serve a few tablespoons per day either with food or alone

2016-07-06 Curcumin 95% Bad for Pets?:

Hi.  You are obviously a very caring parent and your recipe sounds wonderful.  Hate to see you waste it - Instead of throwing it away how about making another batch without the turmeric and mixing together?


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