Many of these foods are sold directly by the manufacturer, some by subscription. A few of the largest and oldest companies’ products can be found in chain pet supply stores, but the majority of these foods are sold in independent pet supply stores that specialize in premium or “holistic” foods.
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Nancy Kerns has edited horse and dog magazines since graduating the
San Francisco State University
Journalism program in 1990. The founding editor of Whole Dog Journal in 1998, Nancy regularly attends cutting-edge dog-training conferences including those for the
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Pet Professional Guild
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
. To stay on top of industry developments, she also attends pet industry trade shows such as
, educational conferences of the
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
Pet Food Industry’s Pet Food Forum
. As a regular volunteer for her local animal shelter, the Northwest SPCA in Oroville, CA, she fosters large litters of puppies and helps train wayward adolescent dogs in order to increase their chances of adoption. Nancy shares her life with her husband and two canine alumni of the
, mixed-breed Otto (whose adorably fuzzy visage was incorporated into WDJ’s masthead some years ago) and Pit/Lab-mix Woody.