Canine Fitness: A New Therapy to Improve How Dogs Move

Canine Fitness: A New Therapy to Improve How Dogs Move

There are many modalities that help the arthritic patient: acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, laser, and herbal therapy. (Most of these have been discussed in other blogs.) A great new trend to help arthritic patients– and even dogs who suddenly can’t walk or stand...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Quinoa

Special Ingredient Saturday – Quinoa

Quinoa — pronounced keen-wa — could best be described as a “small, but mighty” nutritional giant. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has declared quinoa as a food with “high nutritive value.” Research has shown this food to contain...

Is Glucosamine the Best Supplement for a Pet with Arthritis?

Is Glucosamine the Best Supplement for a Pet with Arthritis?

Studies demonstrate arthritis signs are improved faster with any of the following nutraceuticals: Boswellia, green lipped musseks, turmeric, Elk velvet antler, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbal formulas, and a combination. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories....

Special Ingredient Saturday – Shrimp

Shrimp.  It's what's for dinner. At least, it should be.... for your pets.   Shrimp are low fat, high in protein, and an excellent source of selenium. They are also a good source of Vitamin D, B12, and healthy omega-3 Fatty acids. So, broil those protein-packed little...

How to Look for a Fungal Infection Before it’s Too Late

How to Look for a Fungal Infection Before it’s Too Late

Recently, I was consulting with a wonderful pet owner whose dog was coughing. This dog had undergone extensive diagnostic work up by her primary care veterinarian. Bridget had fallen off the grooming table before the coughing started. One of the possibilities was that...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Green Beans

Special Ingredient Saturday – Green Beans

Green beans aren’t typically thought of as great pet food. But, maybe they should be. Green beans are rich in B vitamins, shown to have impressive antioxidant qualities, and are also a good source of beta-carotenes (just like carrots). Green beans have recently been...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Doggie Frozen Yogurt

Fun recipe for your summer weekend: Doggie frozen yogurt 1 cup almond butter 32 oz plain or greek yogurt 3 ripe bananas Pint blueberries   Blend almond butter, yogurt and bananas until smooth. Stir in blueberries. Spoon into ice cube trays. Freeze. Yield: 3 dozen...

What Really is Healthy Looking Stool?

What Really is Healthy Looking Stool?

Caution: This discussion may be a bit graphic for some. Pet food manufacturers spend a lot of their research dollars making sure that dogs and cats have “good” stools after eating their pet food. Certainly, most pet owners examine their pets’ output and use that as...

Dr. Google vs. You Know, Any Real Doctor

Dr. Google vs. You Know, Any Real Doctor

These days we all do it - we run to the Internet to check for information. Fact checking may be as simple as checking ingredients of a favorite recipe, to something as complicated as diagnosing an unknown illness in a pet. Multiple times over the years, before my...

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