Is “Powdered Cellulose” in your Pet’s Food?

Is “Powdered Cellulose” in your Pet’s Food?

Conscientious pet owners read the ingredients on the back of the pet food bag. When the words read like they are English, it’s reassuring. Powdered cellulose. That sounds logical. “Powdered” - derived from powder, finely ground. “Cellulose” - anyone who remembers high...

How to Hold Your Pee

How to Hold Your Pee

As we discussed last week, this week, we are discussing how urine control works, but more importantly: how it works, explains how to fix it! First, just a little scientific nuts and bolts: Urine control occurs at the bladder, in the middle of the back, and at the...

Healthy Options for Urine Leakage

Healthy Options for Urine Leakage

There’s not much more concerning than waking up in the morning and finding that your dog peed the bed. It’s embarrassing for dogs too. More than embarrassing, it’s important to discover the underlying cause and figure out what needs to be done - some causes of urine...

Is Your Pet in Pain?

Is Your Pet in Pain?

Because they can’t tell us, somehow we have to figure out when our pets are in pain. This quest for clear indications of pain is applicable for any animal species, not only dogs and cats, but also reptiles, birds, horses, and any other species with which we share our...

Healthy Approaches to Arthritis in Dogs & Cats

Healthy Approaches to Arthritis in Dogs & Cats

It is estimated that 70 percent of older dogs and cats are affected by arthritis. It is common to think of arthritis in dogs, less so in cats; but changes such as reluctance to jump and loss of muscle over the hips maybe an indicator of an arthritic condition in...

Should I Have my Cat Declawed? What are the Pros & Cons?

Should I Have my Cat Declawed? What are the Pros & Cons?

Another controversy alert!! I have a colleague, Bret Glass, who is the king of helping people and their “fully armored” (i.e. fully clawed) cats co-exist. Bret is working on 100 suggestions to help kitties keep their claws. From banana peels to his wonderful...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Doggie Frozen Yogurt

Special Ingredient Saturday – Doggie Frozen Yogurt

Fun recipe for your summer weekend: Doggie frozen yogurt 1 cup almond butter 32 oz plain or greek yogurt 3 ripe bananas Pint blueberries   Blend almond butter, yogurt and bananas until smooth. Stir in blueberries. Spoon into ice cube trays. Freeze. Yield: 3 dozen...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Vegetable Glycerin

This ingredient spotlight post covers an ingredient found in both pet food and pet grooming products, vegetable glycerin. Today we’ll talk about the use and benefits of glycerin in pet grooming products. Glycerin’s chemical formula is C3H8O3. It is a by-product of the...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Alfalfa Sprouts

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...

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