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The Wonders of Winter Squash for Pets

Autumn is such a lovely season for its cool breezes, beautiful leaves and harvest picking. We conjure idyllic images of ourselves sipping hot cocoa, wearing a cable knit sweater and cozy scarf while picking apples at an orchard or pumpkins from a patch. We take the pumpkins home, carve them for Halloween, and roast the seeds. Pumpkin is a particularly prevalent ingredient this time of… {Read More}

Comparing Protein in Commercial Pet Foods

Comparing protein in commercial pet foods is critical to determine which food is best for your dog or cat – and determining how you spend your money. Comparing protein in commercial pet foods can be confusing, no matter how savvy a pet food consumer you are. That’s why, in this post, I want to get back to basics and, in particular, discuss the “trick” of… {Read More}

Novel Protein Diet for Pets

What is the difference between a “novel protein diet” and “exotic protein diet” and does your pet need one? I work with many clients whose dogs suffer from a food sensitivity, and oftentimes the client is at a loss for what to feed their poor pet that won’t cause a reaction. This is when they turn to me to create a novel protein diet –… {Read More}

Xylitol and Dogs: Protect Your Pet

Xylitol and dogs are a potentially deadly combination. Learn how to protect your canine companion. Many of us associate the sugar substitute xylitol with chewing gum. And with all of the publicity surrounding the dangers of xylitol and dogs, most of us thankfully by now know that when we are done chewing our xylitol-containing gum, we must discard it in a sealed, “doggy proof” waste… {Read More}

Are Gluten-Free Pet Foods A Fad?

Are gluten-free pet foods a good idea or a fad? Over the past few years, “gluten-free” has become a popular trend in the human food industry, and pet food companies have also jumped on the bandwagon, with a host of new gluten-free pet foods and treats. But these products can be pricey, and gluten-free does not necessarily mean “healthy”. In this post, we will discuss… {Read More}

Anti-Cancer Foods for Dogs

If you want to use nutrition to help prevent, manage or treat canine cancer, then you won’t want to miss this article on anti-cancer foods for dogs. I have just completed an anti-cancer diet for a client whose dog has oral melanoma, and in putting together this recipe, I was once again struck by the power of nutrition and its role in combating this insidious… {Read More}

Nutritional Support for the Aging Canine Brain

Discover how you can help your dog stay mentally fit with age. Does your senior dog ever appear disoriented, confused or agitated? Does he sleep most of the day and pace at night? Does he seem withdrawn and stare into space or at a wall? Has he begun to soil the house without a medical cause? If so, he could be suffering from age-related cognitive… {Read More}

Nutrition for Senior Dogs

This article is in honor of my best friend, Chase. Any of you who are familiar with my story know that Chase is the reason I have committed my life to helping dogs live as long and healthy as possible through nutrition. I have learned so much from our ongoing journey together, and I am grateful every day that because I was so proactive, Chase… {Read More}

Garlic: Is It Safe For Your Pet?

In this article, we delve into the issues surrounding garlic’s safety for pets. Garlic is a very controversial ingredient for pets, yet many popular pet foods and supplements contain garlic in their ingredients lists. For most people, this causes justifiable concern. After all, in an attempt to promote optimum health in our pets, we do not want to do anything that will harm them. In… {Read More}

Would You Trust Your Pet’s Health To Nestle Purina?

Beneful Lawsuit Raises More Questions Regarding Pet Food Safety On February 4, 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed in California against Nestle Purina, claiming that Purina’s popular Beneful dog food was harming – and even killing – thousands of dogs. The lawsuit alleges that Nestle Purina added the solvent propylene glycol to Beneful, resulting in the illnesses and deaths. According to the US Government’s Agency… {Read More}