Health Coaching for Pets

Health Coaching for Pets

Have you ever just wanted a second opinion, either about your own health or the health care of your pets? Books and the internet are great for general information, background, and education but usually don’t address the specific situation going on in the owner’s...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Alfalfa Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts are the only plant that supplies the full range of vitamins—from Vitamin A, B complex, C, and E to Vitamin K. They also contain calcium, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Sprouts are rich in antioxidants and...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Sardines

Sardines are a great protein source that provides significant Vitamin B3, B12 and D, selenium, and healthy omega-3 Fatty acids. Sardines are also a good source of phosphorus and...

Why has my Black Cat’s Coat Turned Red?

Why has my Black Cat’s Coat Turned Red?

Black coat color is produced by a pigment called melanin. Melanin is the same pigment in human skin that turns our skin brown(er) when we are exposed to sunshine. Melanin is found in higher concentration in black coated animals than other color coats. Melanin is made...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the best-known vitamins, popular for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  When taken internally (i.e. as a dietary supplement) it has numerous health benefits as it fights free radicals that lead to premature aging.  But this blog...

What Are the Ingredients of Vaccines?

What Are the Ingredients of Vaccines?

The list of ingredients for most vaccines is proprietary information - this means vaccine companies are not required to disclose their ingredients to the consumer. Therefore, even if the consumer, or the consumer’s pet, has a reaction to a vaccine, the vaccine the...

Saturday Special Ingredient – Broccoli

Broccoli provides a high amount of Vitamin C, which aids iron absorption. It also provides a good source of folic acid and potassium. Broccoli is a fiber-rich food. The sulforaphane in broccoli helps to increase the level of enzymes that block cancer, while the...

My Dog Bit Me. Do I Need to Get a Tetanus Booster?

My Dog Bit Me. Do I Need to Get a Tetanus Booster?

Tetanus comes from bacterial infection caused by a bacterium called Clostridium tetani. C tetani lives in the soil. This bacterium produces a toxin that causes the typical signs of tetanus when the environment is right. C tetani enters the body through a break in the...

Cancer: What to Do When Your Dog is Diagnosed

Cancer: What to Do When Your Dog is Diagnosed

Statistics presented by veterinary insurance companies report that 25% of dogs will develop cancer before they die. For some reason, the cancer rate in cats is not as high as that in dogs. Therefore, this discussion will focus on dogs. However, much of what applies to...

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