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Diet and Fecal Health in Dogs: Meat vs. Kibble-Based Diets

It seems that dog enthusiasts and various “experts” are continuously debating whether meat-based diets are really healthier than kibble for dogs, but a revealing new study on the interaction between diet and fecal health is an important research-based step in putting this debate to rest once and for all. Today, I would like to bring to you an interesting new study revealing how diet affects… {Read More}

Pancreatitis in Dogs: Save Your Dog from this Common Threat

Pancreatitis in dogs is something dog guardians should be informed about, as symptoms of pancreatitis may not be as obvious as one would think, and leaving this condition untreated could be deadly. The symptoms of pancreatitis could be confused with other conditions, but with an awareness and some background information, you could be your dog’s best advocate against this serious health issue. In this article,… {Read More}

Dangers of Canned Pet Food

We have often heard that canned pet food is healthier than kibble, and in many respects this is absolutely true. However, canned pet food poses its own health risks – not necessarily from what is in the food, but rather from what the food is in. Canned food products are lined with a material containing BPA, a chemical that has become a topic of controversy… {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}

Magnesium Stearate: Harmful for Your Dog or Cat?

The Internet can be a wonderful place to research your most burning questions, but it can also cause a ton of confusion and is known to share some misleading and downright false information. For that reason, one of the things I like to do is peruse the Internet for “information” that my clients and readers may come across and then to provide the facts if… {Read More}

Bacterial and Yeast Infections in Dogs and Cats

Dr. Jean Dodds wrote this article about bacterial and yeast infections in dogs and cats and has kindly allowed me to share it with you. It contains extremely important information that everyone who cares for a canine or feline companion should know. [divider style=”2″] Just because your dog doesn’t smell like a bag of corn chips; he still could have a yeast infection. And, if… {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}

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}

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}