Special Ingredient Saturday – Clams

Clams are a quality protein source for your pet that also provides an excellent source of iron. Clams also provide phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, and...

Curing an Older Cat Who Prowls All Night

Curing an Older Cat Who Prowls All Night

I was recently speaking to a pet owner about her elderly cat, Edmond. Edmond seemed to have his nights and days confused. He would walk around the house all night, yowling, and sleep all day. His behavior made it very hard for his owners to sleep. Edmond’s owner tried...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Tomato

Tomatoes provide lycopene, an antioxidant that helps to prevent cancerous cell formations. The red coloration of tomatoes is derived from lycopene. Equally nutritious in any form (cooked or raw), unlike most fruits and vegetables, tomatoes actually increase in...

What is Reiki & How it Might Help my Pet?

What is Reiki & How it Might Help my Pet?

It’s a form of energy therapy formalized in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist monk named Mikao Usui. Since 1922, his original 2000 students-turned-Reiki Masters have taught other practitioners all around the world in Usui’s energy healing methods. Based on a...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Yellow Squash and Zucchini

Research studies have found summer squash varieties (yellow, zucchini) to be excellent sources of alpha and beta-carotene (antioxidants). Summer squash is a great source of copper, manganese, Vitamin C, and magnesium. Research has also found that steaming this...

A DIY Anti-Cancer Recipe for Your Pet

A DIY Anti-Cancer Recipe for Your Pet

It has been estimated by some experts that over 90% of cancers can be prevented; most cancers are due to environmental exposure. Therefore, only 10% of cancers are genetic! This is great news because it gives pet owners who own those breeds predisposed to...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Lavender

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia Origin: France Extraction Method: steam distilled from the flowering tops   The name ‘lavender’ is derived from the Latin ‘lavare’ meaning “to wash”. It has been used for thousands of years for its ability to disinfect, soothe...

My Dog Just Vomited & It Smells Like Feces

My Dog Just Vomited & It Smells Like Feces

There are a few things to consider. First, if your dog just had a large snack of another dog’s poop then he simply could have over eaten and needed to empty out his stomach. The second major cause of vomiting feces is to vomit so hard that not only the...

Are Low Dose Steroids Safe?

Are Low Dose Steroids Safe?

One method of treating an out of balance immune system is to give low-dose steroids. Steroids at the lowest dose to maintain clinical signs is the definition of low dose. Sometimes, this means every other day. Sometimes this means fraction of a tablet. But is this...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Powdered Cellulose

Recently, clients have asked me to review their food labels and one ingredient has been showing up frequently is powdered cellulose. What the heck it that? This hard to understand definition is put forth by the organization, AAFCO (look on your food bag) that...

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