Special Ingredient Saturday – Calendula

Special Ingredient Saturday – Calendula

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis Color: Yellow-Orange Description and Properties: Calendula is a popular flower that is grown all over the world, and is a staple in most herbalists’ first aid kits. Calendula is a member of the sunflower family. It is...

The Scary Situation with Kirby’s Seizures

The Scary Situation with Kirby’s Seizures

My very good friend Susan has a little man named Kirby. He’s a 13-year-old Papillion who has been eating our recipes since we wrote the cookbook, Dinner PAWsible, in 2009. Kirby only receives rabies vaccine when required by law and receives very little other...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Acorn Squash

Special Ingredient Saturday – Acorn Squash

Acorn squash contains Vitamin A, niacin, folate, thiamine, and Vitamin B-6, but is also a great source of Vitamin C. This squash also provides magnesium and potassium (which helps maintain the body’s water balance). In addition, acorn squash is one of the best sources...

Heart Disease in Cats

Heart Disease in Cats

A pet owner writes: My conventional vet wanted to put my 9 year old cat asleep after finding he had an enlarged heart from a x-ray. I did not want to, so he put him on Enalapril 2.5 mg and Furosemide 12.5 mg. He is alive but I think he is having issues with balance....

Special Ingredient Saturday – Pumpkin

Special Ingredient Saturday – Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a high fiber food that provides the body with a good source of the antioxidant beta-carotene. It is a low-calorie and non-meat food that even some of the pickiest cats will consume. This squash also contains one of the highest levels of Vitamin A, a natural...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Cauliflower

Special Ingredient Saturday – Cauliflower

Cauliflower provides Vitamin C and Vitamin K. It also provides minerals to the diet including selenium, iron, zinc, and copper. Cauliflower contains the phytonutrients sulforaphane and isothiocyanate, which help the liver detoxify. It is another source of quality fiber.

Special Ingredient Saturday – Neem

Special Ingredient Saturday – Neem

Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica Origin: India Appearance: ranges from golden yellow to brown to dark red oil. Pungent odor which some say smells like a blend of peanut and roasted garlic. Processing Method: cold pressed from the tree seeds There are...

What Water is Best to Give my Dogs & Cats?

What Water is Best to Give my Dogs & Cats?

We pride ourselves in the United States of being a nation where drinking water is safe for all. But more and more reports are being published regarding the presence of high contamination levels in the public drinking water supply. In some municipalities, metabolites...

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