Special Ingredient Saturday – Carrots

Special Ingredient Saturday – Carrots

Carrots contain an abundant amount of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, C, B1 and B2, magnesium, folate, zinc, copper, and selenium. Various studies have shown that beta-carotene helps reduce cancer risk. Studies have also found that carrots improve heart...

The Biggest Myth About Dogs: Dogs are Supposed to Shed Year Round.

The Biggest Myth About Dogs: Dogs are Supposed to Shed Year Round.

How many times have you been told “my dog is a (fill in the blank), that’s why he sheds all year long?” Regardless of whether your dog is a Labrador, a Husky, or a Terrier, shedding is only supposed to occur twice a year when they change coats. This occurs when the...

The Biggest Myth About Cats: Cats are Grazers

The Biggest Myth About Cats: Cats are Grazers

We have been trained for the last several generations to think that cats graze their food. If you leave a dish of dry cat food out, watch a cat: your cat will come, have a few bites. Go away, come back a while later. Have a few more bites. And do this throughout the...

My Cat is FIV Positive. What Can I Do to Help her Live a Long Life?

My Cat is FIV Positive. What Can I Do to Help her Live a Long Life?

FIV, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus in cats that is similar to human HIV. Usually, cats are infected early in life but don’t become clinically sick for years; these cats are usually diagnosed by routine blood testing. The virus hangs out in the immune...

My New Kitten has Bloody Diarrhea – What Could it Be?

My New Kitten has Bloody Diarrhea – What Could it Be?

The answer depends on what has already been done. Has your kitten been dewormed? If not, you might get that done with a dewormer that gets hook, whip, and round worms. Most dewormers at the pet store only deworm against roundworms. Did you just change your kitten’s...

I Serve High Quality Kibble, But Ran Out. What is the Simplest Dinner PAWSible Recipe to Get Me Out of this Pinch

Home Cooked Remedies

Many people are not in the habit of preparing food for their pets. However, many people are familiar with the idea that if their dog is having diarrhea that often a few meals of hamburger and rice seem to make things better. Logically, this might not be the best meal...

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