Special Ingredient Saturday – Lavender

Special Ingredient Saturday – Lavender

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia Origin: France Extraction Method: steam distilled from the flowering tops The name ‘lavender’ is derived from the Latin ‘lavare’ meaning “to wash”. It has been used for thousands of years for its ability to disinfect, soothe...

What Happened to the Diagnostics?

What Happened to the Diagnostics?

Diagnostic testing is the mainstay of veterinary medicine. Diagnostics are used to determine the underlying cause of illness and suggest the correct path for treatment. Diagnostic testing may include bloodwork, radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound, fecal exams,...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Powdered Cellulose

Special Ingredient Saturday – Powdered Cellulose

Recently, clients have asked me to review their food labels and one ingredient has been showing up frequently is powdered cellulose. What the heck it that? This hard to understand definition is put forth by the organization, AAFCO (look on your food bag) that...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Brown Rice

Special Ingredient Saturday – Brown Rice

Brown rice provides a quality source of fiber as well as a great source of other nutrients and phytonutrients. Brown rice is lightly processed (removing only the outermost layer—the hull), allowing it to retain high levels of Vitamin B3, B1, B6, manganese, and...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Aloe Vera

Special Ingredient Saturday – Aloe Vera

Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis Origin: Northern Africa Texture: Thin, clear liquid (Aloe vera gel has a clear, thick gelatinous consistency) Extraction Method: Scraped from the inner filet of the plant leaves Aloe vera is widely known...

What Happened to the Diagnostics?

What Happened to the Diagnostics?

Diagnostic testing is the mainstay of veterinary medicine. Diagnostics are used to determine the underlying cause of illness and suggest the correct path for treatment. Diagnostic testing may include bloodwork, radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound, fecal exams,...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Mushrooms

Special Ingredient Saturday – Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a rich source of B-complex vitamins, Vitamin D, A, and C. Animal studies have shown that mushrooms help cancerous tumors and also serve as a cancer preventive.

Tips to Help Your Pets Move Well with Your Family

Tips to Help Your Pets Move Well with Your Family

Moving can be both exciting and stressful - new opportunities and many steps to complete lead to this mixed situation. Moving with pets can be an additional consideration. Because pets are part of the family, they are included in the move, not left behind....

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