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...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Celery

Celery will add Vitamin C and Vitamin K to your pet’s diet. Celery contains phthalates that relax the muscles surrounding the arteries. This allows the arteries to dilate and the blood to flow easily. Celery contains many phytochemicals that science has shown prevent...

The Origin of Current Omega Fatty Acid Standards in Pet Food

The Origin of Current Omega Fatty Acid Standards in Pet Food

In 2015, AAFCO approved specific fatty acids ratios for pet foods. Omega fatty acids are used by the body to reduce inflammation and are building blocks for many biochemical pathways. Some of these fatty acids are essential, meaning the body cannot make its own. Diet...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Latin Name: Citrus sinensis Family: Rutaceae Description: Sweet orange oil is extracted from the peel of the orange fruit, which grows from an evergreen tree in tropical and subtropical climates. The oil makes up approximately one percent of the volume of the rind....

Special Ingredient Saturday – Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin E and a good source of B1, manganese, magnesium, copper, selenium, phosphorus, and folate. Sunflower seeds are high in Vitamin E, which have antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals that could otherwise damage...

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