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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}

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}

Why Blueberries are Awesome for Your Pet

New research finds that blueberries protect against cancer and heart disease. In our recent book, Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health, Dr. W. Jean Dodds and I discuss at length the health benefits of berries, and most specifically, of blueberries, for our canine companions. Now, recent research in people has found new evidence to support the benefits of blueberries… {Read More}