Are hot sidewalks dangerous for your pet or is that just a myth?

Are hot sidewalks dangerous for your pet or is that just a myth?

Do you remember being a kid and running around barefoot all summer? Remember how hot the tar was compared to the concrete? Same for our cats and dogs. I have a friend who used an infrared thermometer to measure the sidewalk temperature last year – 145F!!! That is skin...

My dog eats raw food, why does he still shed?

My dog eats raw food, why does he still shed?

Great food treats 80% of the body’s inflammation, but shedding means there is still something more. Could be he still has some “leaky gut” issues. 60-70% of the body’s immune system is in the intestines – it’s called the GALT – gut-associated lymphoid tissue. If the...

Is dry food good for my cat?

Is dry food good for my cat?

Dry food is, obviously, dry. Over 90% of the moisture has been removed from the food to get it to make a cute, dry kibble that will survive long-term in a bag on the shelf at the grocery store. In order to digest dry food, cats have to add moisture back in to the...

Why is my dog scratching so much – it drives us all crazy?!?

Why is my dog scratching so much – it drives us all crazy?!?

Sounds like someone has allergies. Typically, allergies are of three types – food, fleas and hay fever. If we prevent fleas, take care of the food allergies, then the hay fever allergies can be lessened. The most common food things that dogs are allergic to are the...

Why won’t my dog lose weight? He’s on low-calorie dry dog food.

Why won’t my dog lose weight? He’s on low-calorie dry dog food.

Crazy thing about pet food – in order to make kibble, it has to be 30% carbohydrate to make it into a kibble. I don’t know about you, but every meal made of carbs (pasta) does not help me lose weight – tends to make me bigger around the middle. Same thing happens to...

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