Cooking for Fluffy & Fido in the Real World

Cooking for Fluffy & Fido in the Real World

In the real world, most of us work long hours, many people work second jobs in order to make ends meet. The idea of having to cook for one more member of the family can be overwhelming, enough that pet owners can just throw up their hands and say “forget it I’ll take...

Dog Flu Numbers Reach Epidemic Numbers In Chicago says CNN

Dog Flu Numbers Reach Epidemic Numbers In Chicago says CNN

CNN recently reported that more than 1000 dogs in Chicago have been diagnosed with canine flu… resulting in at least five deaths. As dog lovers, pet owners and a veterinary clinic, this story has — obviously — been one we’ve watched carefully. Due to the increasing...

Cooking for Fluffy & Fido in the Real World

Home Cooked Safety

Social media has made it ever more obvious to the public just how often pet food and treats are recalled. Recalls can occur for many different reason; as minor as expired ingredients to as major as salmonella contamination which can be a health risk for both humans...

Cooking for Fluffy & Fido in the Real World

The “Food Talk”

If you’ve been to my clinic for an appointment or we’ve shared a virtual phone consult, you’ve most likely heard my “food talk.” In fact, for a while, new clients would come in expecting to receive the “food talk;” that’s why they were here. Maybe it’s been a while...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Salmon

Special Ingredient Saturday – Salmon

Pink and chum varieties provide a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is also a great protein source, rich in Vitamin D, B3 (niacin), and B12. Salmon with bones included (example canned pink salmon) is also a great source of calcium.

How a Diet Change Brought Out the True Misty

How a Diet Change Brought Out the True Misty

Misty is a five-year-old mixed breed cutie. Her mom was feeding her very high quality, grain free dry food and Misty was having amazing issues with her waist. Essentially, she was being fed half of what her weight recommendation was and her waist was expanding. She...

How Charlie’s Heart Condition was Cured by Nutrition

How Charlie’s Heart Condition was Cured by Nutrition

“Charlie” is a handsome 7 year old Dachshund who presented last fall for sneezing blood and not acting like his normal perky self. His temperature was normal, as were his x-rays and his bloodwork, but his eyes were a bit bugged out and he was definitely dazed acting....

What are the Dangers of Kibble?

What are the Dangers of Kibble?

We all know the positive side of kibble, dry pet food: it is amazingly convenient and has a long storage life. Many dry foods have a shelf life of years. We also know these foods are balanced to meet a certain level of nutrition. But there are definitely downsides to...

When is the Wrong Time to Seek Alternative Medicine Care?

When is the Wrong Time to Seek Alternative Medicine Care?

This is an interesting question – as a holistic practitioners, our hope is that alternative care is always appropriate. However, when new clients come to alternative medicine, it needs to be for the right reason. When it’s for the right reason, everyone wins – the...

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