Heart Disease in Cats

Heart Disease in Cats

A pet owner writes: My conventional vet wanted to put my 9 year old cat asleep after finding he had an enlarged heart from a x-ray. I did not want to, so he put him on Enalapril 2.5 mg and Furosemide 12.5 mg. He is alive but I think he is having issues with balance....

Special Ingredient Saturday – Pumpkin

Special Ingredient Saturday – Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a high fiber food that provides the body with a good source of the antioxidant beta-carotene. It is a low-calorie and non-meat food that even some of the pickiest cats will consume. This squash also contains one of the highest levels of Vitamin A, a natural...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Cauliflower

Special Ingredient Saturday – Cauliflower

Cauliflower provides Vitamin C and Vitamin K. It also provides minerals to the diet including selenium, iron, zinc, and copper. Cauliflower contains the phytonutrients sulforaphane and isothiocyanate, which help the liver detoxify. It is another source of quality fiber.

Special Ingredient Saturday – Neem

Special Ingredient Saturday – Neem

Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica Origin: India Appearance: ranges from golden yellow to brown to dark red oil. Pungent odor which some say smells like a blend of peanut and roasted garlic. Processing Method: cold pressed from the tree seeds There are...

What Water is Best to Give my Dogs & Cats?

What Water is Best to Give my Dogs & Cats?

We pride ourselves in the United States of being a nation where drinking water is safe for all. But more and more reports are being published regarding the presence of high contamination levels in the public drinking water supply. In some municipalities, metabolites...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Olive Oil

Special Ingredient Saturday – Olive Oil

Pure, extra virgin olive oil is one of the most beneficial types of oils for consumption. It is rich in monounsaturated fat. Recent studies have shown that olive oil may cut the risk of coronary heart disease in half in humans, and it has also been shown to have very...

Why is There So Much Confusion About Taurine in Cat Foods?

Why is There So Much Confusion About Taurine in Cat Foods?

It is a well established fact that cats must consume taurine in their diet. Taurine is a sulfur containing amino acid that dogs and humans can synthesize from other dietary amino acids-but cats cannot. Amino acids are the smaller parts that make up protein; protein...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Chamomile

Special Ingredient Saturday – Chamomile

Botanical Name: Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) or Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile) Extraction Method: steam distilled from the flower Chamomile is widely known for its ability to ease stress, reduce anxiety and relieve nervous tension. Its pleasant, soft...

Age is Not a Disease

Age is Not a Disease

Or – “Isn’t my pet too old for surgery?” (Or a dental cleaning, treatment for illness, treatment for arthritis, or anything else…) It seems to be human nature, and very easy for pet owners to explain changes in pet behavior due to age. While it’s common for pet owners...

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