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...

Spring may have actually sprung as I have more weeds in my backyard than grass which brings up a question; with all the “weed and feed” fertilizers out there, shouldn’t we be cautious in using them with our pets around? Do you have some basic info to share?

Spring may have actually sprung as I have more weeds in my backyard than grass which brings up a question; with all the “weed and feed” fertilizers out there, shouldn’t we be cautious in using them with our pets around? Do you have some basic info to share?

There are many facets to answering this question. First, read the bag – read the itty bitty print way on the bottom – often, these products recommend waiting several hours or until the next rain before allowing pets on treated areas. The chemicals can burn foot pads,...

My 17yr old Persian cat is having some difficulties as he is getting older and I am hoping you can recommend a diet to help him. I have attached his most recent lab results (4/17/2013).  He is currently on a prescription kidney diet, and am hoping to provide him food which will help his stay as healthy as possible.

My 17yr old Persian cat is having some difficulties as he is getting older and I am hoping you can recommend a diet to help him. I have attached his most recent lab results (4/17/2013). He is currently on a prescription kidney diet, and am hoping to provide him food which will help his stay as healthy as possible.

17 is a grand age!! Good for you for getting your baby to this great time in his life. Kidney disease is very common in older cats. If he will only eat dry food, then the prescription food maybe your best choice only because the last thing we want is for him to stop...

Bathing dos and don’ts

Fun subject! Even my daughter likes to bathe the pooches. Most dogs love baths, most cats don’t – there are always exceptions. Do use lukewarm water, do use natural shampoo, do have plenty of towels and prepare for lots of water mess. So, a few pointers: Use a natural...

Bathing Do’s and Don’ts

Bathing Do’s and Don’ts

Fun subject! Even my daughter likes to bathe the pooches. Most dogs love baths, most cats don’t – there are always exceptions. Do use lukewarm water, do use natural shampoo, do have plenty of towels and prepare for lots of water mess. So, a few pointers: Use a natural...

What should goat feces look like?

What should goat feces look like?

Seems silly, doesn’t it? But, goat product should look like large raisins. If it looks like dog by-product, that is actually diarrhea. Of course, goat feces can become so liquid that it looks like what we normally think of is diarrhea. So, what can be the cause of...

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