Selecting Healthy Salmon For Your Dog’s Fresh Food Diet

There has been a lot of press about farmed salmon and it can be confusing to know what to look for in a fresh cooked fish diet for your canine.  Here is the skinny on salmon: Wild Caught: this salmon is caught in the wild by fisherman in rivers, lakes, and oceans. There is very…

Why Corn Has A Bad Reputation

Corn has gotten a bad rap in pet food for a variety reasons, mainly that it is seen as a cheap filler in kibble, which is true of “Animal Feed Grade” corn, which is waste and often contaminated and could not be sold into the human food chain.  This corn can contain mold and is heavily…

The Wonders of Omega-3 Fish Oil

Omega-3 Fish Oil is nature’s wonder remedy for many ailments and keeps the body healthy and strong. If your dog suffers from joint issues, arthritis and inflammation or has itchy, dry skin and a dull coat, a extra daily boost of Omega-3 Fish Oil will assist in alleviating symptoms. Choose products that contain only cold water fish…

What is “Ash” Doing On Pet Food Labels?

The contents of your fireplace is not being added to your pet’s diet so don’t worry, ash is not a dirty word in this instance! “Ash”, as it appears on the guaranteed analysis label of pet food is another term for the incombustible part of these essential dietary minerals (such as calcium, iron, potassium, etc). Minerals…

Red Tomatoes-not a hazard but a healthy food for dogs

Juicy red ripe tomatoes are insanely healthy for dogs, they are packed with lycopene and other cancer fighting properties and provide defense against many degenerative diseases. It is the stems of a tomato plant and to a lesser degree, the unripe tomato fruit, that is dangerous for dogs to eat. Keep your pooch out of…

Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter Banana Cookies for Dogs

Tom&Sawyer is known for its healthy, preservative-free treats for dogs that include safe food ingredients that are sure to make your 4-Legged Foodie beg for more! Tom& Sawyer’s Head Chef Trish Donnelly shares with you one of her baked cookie recipes that is easy to prepare at home. To purchase our line of chef baked…

The Truth About Canola Oil

There is no oil more controversial, and misunderstood, than canola oil. After a lot of research into the nutrition of all plant oils, we chose canola oil for our pet meal recipes because it has the best possible polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the right ratio for your dogs and cats nutritional needs.  Our research also…

Entice Picky Eaters With Gravy for Dogs and Cats

We all know drizzling gravy over our holiday feast tastes so good but the salt and onions we often put into our homemade gravy for Thanksgiving is harmful in higher amounts to our pets.  If you currently feed a processed diet to your pet that they turn their nose up at, you could add some…

Why do cats love olives?

We know the fascination many cats have with catnip but its lesser known cousin, the olive, can trigger a similar reaction in cats who are sensitive to catnip. Here’s basically why: There is something called isoprenoids found in green olives and pimentos that is structurally similar to the active chemical in catnip. This chemical binds…

The Benefits of Kangaroo Meat

Kangaroo as a meat ingredient in dog food has many advantages that make it an ideal source of protein.  Here are some key benefits of including kangaroo in your pooch’s bowl: it is naturally the leanest red meat protein so is an ideal choice for dogs suffering from conditions requiring low fat diets (such as pancreatitis)…

What Foods Are Best For My Dog?

When it comes to feeding dogs for health and top nutrition, the first thing to know is that fresh is best. These are some of the best fresh foods you can feed your dog: fresh meats that have stayed within the human food chain (sold straight from the butcher or grocer display case) that are…

The Healthy Butcher And Her Knife

Knowing how to select and properly prepare meats is a skill that many chefs do not learn unless they take extra time to study the art of meat butchering.  Tom&Sawyer’s Head Chef Trish Donnelly spent years learning and working as a butcher in order to understand and appreciate all the parts of an animal and…

Italian Beef Pasta Recipe

Lady and the Tramp knew a thing or two about being four-legged foodies. The beef ingredients in our Tom&Sawyer Italian Beef Pasta recipe come from Ontario cows that are humanely raised, antibiotic free and hormone free as well as fully traceable.  With fresh vegetables, omega oils, pasta, and eggs, this is the perfect nutritionally balanced meal…

Tummy Tamer To The Rescue

Have you ever wondered why Veterinarians suggest that you feed your dog chicken and rice when their stomach is upset or they have just had surgery? There are a few different reasons why but the main reasons are that both ingredients are gentle on a canine stomach and are relatively bland so it will be more likely…