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Healthy-Gut Frozen Yogurt Cups for Dogs

Summer is here and we all want to keep our dogs as cool as possible while they enjoy the outdoor activities of the season. So, for this week’s recipe, I created a treat to help cool your dog down and support his gut health – a winning combination! This recipe, Healthy-Gut Frozen Yogurt Cups for Dogs, incorporates water kefir and all of its wonderful health… {Read More}

Fermented Foods for Dogs and Cats

Lately, I have become obsessed with the gut microbiome – those trillions of bacteria that inhabit the intestinal tract and play a critical role in the health of ourselves and our companion animals. So, when I continue to see so many dogs with digestive disorders, I naturally think about ways to heal them by supporting the beneficial bacteria in their gut. Enter fermented foods for… {Read More}

Health Benefits of Buckwheat for Dogs

One of the primary reasons clients contact me is because their dog has a gastrointestinal issue that often accompanies food intolerances or sensitivities. Many dogs have sensitivities to grains and gluten, and therefore I encourage clients to avoid these common antigens. In addition to possible sensitivities, starchy grains are high-glycemic and can contribute to a variety of health issues in dogs, including systemic inflammation, overweight/obesity… {Read More}

Saccharomyces Boulardii for Dogs and Cats

I was thinking recently about the primary reason that people contact me to create a healthy diet for their pet, and the hands-down “winner” is gastrointestinal conditions. Issues such as diarrhea, vomiting, colitis and acid reflux affect not only people, but also our four-legged companions. This is especially true of dogs and cats with diagnosed or undiagnosed food sensitivities or even pets who are frequently… {Read More}

Organic Food for Pets: A Good Idea or Hype?

I have a confession to make. I own a t-shirt that says “Kale University” on it. I eat a lot of kale. I have even made kale brownies (hint: kale does not belong in brownies). The point is that because I eat so much kale, I purchase it organic. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization that provides research-based information about the… {Read More}

Golden Paste for Pets: Is it a Good Idea?

I recently wrote about the benefits of curcumin, a compound in turmeric, for pets. In this article, I’d like to delve into the issue of Golden Paste for pets, especially since Golden Paste is such a widely touted home remedy for dogs these days. But, is it necessarily good for our four-legged friends? Read on to find out. What is Golden Paste? Golden Paste, as… {Read More}

Benefits of Curcumin for Pets

Inflammation in the body is not necessarily a bad thing. It is an important part of the immune system to attempt to heal the body from injury, defend against viruses and bacteria and to repair tissue. However, it is a mechanism that often goes awry and causes many chronic conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), arthritis, asthma, colitis, Crohn’s Disease and ulcers. In such… {Read More}

Purchasing Probiotics for Dogs and Cats

The health of your pet’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract is essential to his or her wellbeing. In this post I discuss in detail the topic of probiotics for dogs and cats, along with tips on purchasing probiotics for dogs and cats. Approximately 70 percent of the immune system is located in the GI tract, and the beneficial bacteria (microflora) that live there play a significant role… {Read More}

Guide to Purchasing Fish Oil for Pets

Fish oil is a rich source of the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have been shown to provide an immense variety of health benefits, from decreasing inflammation and supporting a healthy nervous system to promoting kidney health, helping fight cancer and benefiting the skin and coat. The purpose of this particular post, however, is not to discuss the health benefits of fish… {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}