Beanietoes.com is a website by pet parents, for pet parents. We post guides and reviews that demystify the pet industry for the average consumer.
The Beanietoe’s Team is dedicated to bringing pet parents the best of the best in how to guides, articles, product reviews, and research.
Our team consists of both amateur researchers and pet professionals who use this site to share their knowledge with pet parents.
Dr. Adeel Ali, DVM, MS - Contributor
Dr. Adeel Ali is a doctor of veterinary medicine with a specialization in epidemiology. He spends most of his time running his veterinary practice, Ali Vet Care, in Okara. However, on the side, he also enjoys writing about pet health and contributing to sites like this one! Read his articles here.
Michelle Rei - Editor
Michelle is a pet parent turned amateur pet product researcher. After adopting a fur baby with digestive issues caused by bad pet food, she's poured hundreds of hours into research to find the best of the best to help him and other pets live happier and healthier lives.
Alex Oldenburg is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed. She is an avid dog lover and runs her own dog training company, MESSY Dog LLC. Check out her articles for expert help on dog behavior and training.
A Letter From The Editor
I started turning over every product in the store, and to my dismay, all of them were like that. Even the brands that claimed to be healthier had more or less the same ingredients in them.
All in all, I figure I’ve spent hundreds of hours reading different ingredients labels for pet foods, and I found out that a lot of manufacturers just don’t have our fur baby’s best interest in mind.
For example, did you know that pet food manufacturers are allowed to use 4D meat in their products? This is “meat” that can potentially come from diseased, dying, or even euthanized animals. That’s likely why some bargain basement foods were recalled recently for containing Pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug.
How could this happen? It’s because a lot of pet food companies are in a race to the bottom over ingredients, and they’re hoping that you don’t find out about it and take your money elsewhere.
A few years ago, I was just like everybody else. I bought pet food at the supermarket without really reading the label, because I trusted that pet food manufacturers were doing right by my fur babies. Wrong.
After adopting our rescue cat, I quickly found out that he had horrible digestive issues. He would constantly be vomiting, or experiencing the worst diarrhea you’ve ever seen in your life.
That’s what started me on my pet food research journey, but after diving in, it became very clear that most petfoods are garbage and not good for your pets at all!
“There’s nothing but corn in here! That’s no diet for a cat!”, I said.
While Winkie (my cat) is now in great health thanks to his new food, there are still more pets out there to help. I started Beanietoes.com for this reason, and I’m on a mission.
Our site aims to help pet parents learn how to identify good foods for their fur babies, and to stop wasting their money on companies that don’t value pet health and happiness.
We are pet parents, just like you, who are fed up with the pet food industry, and we simply want the best for our fur babies.