Antacids in Pets – the Nitty Gritty

I have a pet peeve about antacids. They are prescribed as if they are innocuous but they are far from it. There is a perception that if they aren’t needed, they can’t to do any harm. Let’s first look at why they are prescribed, then how they work, then finally...
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 – 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 many reasons...
Help for the Dog or Cat with Chronic Urinary Tract Infections

Help for the Dog or Cat with Chronic Urinary Tract Infections

The common way to diagnose a urinary tract infection is to look for blood in the urine. Sometimes the blood isn’t so obvious that the pet owner sees it, but a veterinarian can detect the presence of blood with a urinalysis strip. The assumption is if blood is present...

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