“Treatment” of Feline Herpes Infection

“Treatment” of Feline Herpes Infection

Herpes virus causes recurrent respiratory infections in cats; many cats will have repeated problems affecting the eyes. These cats will have intermittent sneezing and discharge from the eyes and sometimes nose. This discharge may be reddish and does not respond to...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Red/Green Peppers

Special Ingredient Saturday – Red/Green Peppers

Regardless of color, peppers are an excellent source of Vitamins C and A. Peppers also contain Vitamin B6 and folic acid, important for reducing levels of homocysteine. High homocysteine levels have been shown to cause damage to blood vessels.

Special Ingredient Saturday – Collard Greens

Special Ingredient Saturday – Collard Greens

This leafy vegetable protects the body against cancer risk due to ‘glucosinolates’ found in the greens that help support the body’s detox and anti-inflammatory systems. This food is a rich source of Vitamin K and a good source of Vitamin A, C, manganese, and fiber. Do...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

Special Ingredient Saturday – Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

Hydrolyzed wheat protein is a popular ingredient in hair care products, which is why we’ve incorporated it into both our Vintage Doggie Spa Shampoo and Conditioner. Read on to learn more about hydrolyzed wheat protein and its benefits. Hydrolyzed wheat...

Help for a Kidney Patient?

Help for a Kidney Patient?

I hope you can help me. My 5 year-old Doodle had a kidney ultrasound and it revealed right is half the size of the left kidney, and showed poor detail meaning little function. The vet could hardly see it from the other tissues. She has an elevated creatinine and BUN...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Calendula

Special Ingredient Saturday – Calendula

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis Color: Yellow-Orange Description and Properties: Calendula is a popular flower that is grown all over the world, and is a staple in most herbalists’ first aid kits. Calendula is a member of the sunflower family. It is...

The Scary Situation with Kirby’s Seizures

The Scary Situation with Kirby’s Seizures

My very good friend Susan has a little man named Kirby. He’s a 13-year-old Papillion who has been eating our recipes since we wrote the cookbook, Dinner PAWsible, in 2009. Kirby only receives rabies vaccine when required by law and receives very little other...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Acorn Squash

Special Ingredient Saturday – Acorn Squash

Acorn squash contains Vitamin A, niacin, folate, thiamine, and Vitamin B-6, but is also a great source of Vitamin C. This squash also provides magnesium and potassium (which helps maintain the body’s water balance). In addition, acorn squash is one of the best sources...

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