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Are you Losing the Battle with Your Pets?

Dr. Al Townshend Statistics don’t lie; over half the dogs and cats in the USA are estimated to be overweight or obese. In addition, excess weight over time encourages some of the most serious medical conditions that can lower a pet’s quality of life and shorten the life span of a beloved companion. Arthritis, Heart […]

 

3 Tips for a Safe Holiday with Your Pets

The holidays are just around the corner, consider these tips when getting into ready to celebrate this year. Holiday foods are a tremendous attraction for pets. Be sure they are out of reach and secure. Be careful; too much of a good thing can spoil the celebration for all. Giving sweets containing chocolate, xylitol (an artificial […]

 

6 Reasons to Add Raw Foods to Your Pet’s Diet

Processed foods like kibble contain nutrients destroyed by cooking. The heat of cooking destroys heat sensitive enzymes and nutrients. Adding balanced raw foods to the diet improved palatability. Raw foods are generally high in animal fat and protein which make them hard to resist. Rotating raw food ingredients in a pet’s diet generates excitement and […]

 

5 Signs Your Pet May Have Oral Health Issues

Bad Breath: Excessive tartar and plaque provide a home for bad bacteria. Excessive Salivation: Tartar and plaque can irritate the gums. Rubbing at the Mouth: Irritation and discomfort can cause a pet to paw at the mouth. Swelling Around the Mouth: Severe infection can cause swelling. Reluctance to Eat Hard Food: Loose teeth can make […]

 

5 Signs Your Pet May Have a Food Allergy

Excessive Itching and Scratching: Food allergies cause the body to react causing irritation. Rubbing around the Face: Cats especially will react by rubbing the face. Sudden Onset Skin Irritation: The allergy may develop from long exposure, but the reaction can begin suddenly. Reoccurring Ear Infections: Chronic, reoccurring inflammation in the ears encourage infection. “Hot Spots”: […]

  

5 Reasons Why Diet is So Important for Seniors

As pets age, their digestive tract becomes less efficient. Highly digestible, protein focused nutrition is especially important for older dogs and cats. Supplements become more important. Additional vitamins and minerals become more important to assure optimum levels reach the cells of the body. The immune system can struggle with age. Stress can accompany age and […]

 

Five Signs Your Pet May have Diabetes

Increased thirst Diabetic pets often drink more than twice as much as usual. Increase in urination Increased water intake requires more frequent urination of larger quantities of urine. An increase in appetite Wanting more food is a common sign. Weight loss despite eating more Despite eating more there is a steady weight loss and body […]

 

Building a Better Bowl

When it comes to feeding the family, a parent’s goal is to provide healthy and nutritious family favorites in a pleasing variety for everyone. The same is true for the family pets. Filling the bowl with very palatable (pleasing) and nutritious recipes encourages a long, happy, and healthy life for all pets. Traditionally, pets are […]

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