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...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Sardines

Special Ingredient Saturday – Sardines

Sardines are a great protein source that provides significant Vitamin B3, B12 and D, selenium, and healthy omega-3 Fatty acids. Sardines are also a good source of phosphorus and calcium.

Special Ingredient Saturday – Vitamin E

Special Ingredient Saturday – Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the best-known vitamins, popular for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. When taken internally (i.e. as a dietary supplement) it has numerous health benefits as it fights free radicals that lead to premature aging. But this blog post...

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