Sunday, September 23, 2018

is it time to switch your pet's food

Is it time to switch your pet’s food?

If your pet isn’t thriving on his current food, it’s time to file for a “pet food divorce” and switch to something better. Know...
probiotics for dogs and cats

Probiotics for pets – a primer

They’re not just for GI issues. Probiotics can help with a range of health problems and can also help maintain overall wellness in healthy...
why cats can't be vegetarian

Why cats can’t be vegetarian

Your cat needs a meat-based diet in order to stay healthy. Many people who choose to be vegetarian do so for ethical reasons. But...
choosing quality pet food for your dog or cat

Choosing quality pet food for your dog or cat

Making optimal dietary choices for your pet is crucial to his health, happiness and longevity. The key is to look for the best quality...
skin problems in dogs and cats

A nutritional approach to your pet’s skin problems

Following these 7 nutritional guidelines can significantly reduce your dog or cat’s skin problems. Switching a dog or cat with skin problems to a fresh...
understanding pet food labels

Reading and understanding pet food labels

Make healthier and more informed pet food choices for your dog or cat by learning how to read and interpret pet food labels.  Trying to...
noni

Noni – a tropical fruit that’s good for dogs and cats

Noni has great potential for the treatment and possible prevention of many diseases in pets. Noni fruit is nothing short of amazing. It’s been in...
dental issues

Feeding your cat to prevent dental issues

Periodontal disease is extremely common in cats, but the good news is that a healthy diet can help prevent it. Periodontal disease is one of...
supplement

Important Supplements for Cats

 Probiotics, fiber and Omega fatty acids are among the top supplemental nutrients that can benefit a cat’s health. A healthy cat starts with a healthy...
Is your dog or cat getting the right amount of calcium?

Is your dog or cat getting the right amount of calcium?

Homemade diets are popular with a lot of pet owners. But when you’re developing your dog or cat’s menu, you need to ensure he’s...

Holiday Turkey Recipes For Your Dog Or Cat

Share the festive season with your pet by making him these healthy low-fat turkey treats. For many families, holiday dinners wouldn’t be complete without turkey....
Top pet food ingredients to avoid

Top pet food ingredients to avoid

From by-products to soy to rendered fats – here are some ingredients to steer clear of when buying pet food for your dog or...
new year's resolutions

New Year’s resolutions for a healthier cat

Making a few New Year’s resolutions to improve your cat's lifestyle means you'll both enjoy the benefits of a fresh start! Most of us make a...
helping your dog live a longer life

10 tips to help him live a longer life

You want your furry friend to be with you as long as possible. Incorporate these suggestions into his care to help ensure his health and longevity. You want...
top four nutrients

4 top nutrients every animal needs

No matter what type of food you feed your dog or cat, these few specific supplements will give him important nutrients and improve his...
picky eater

Is your cat a picky eater?

Along with a check-up and the right diet, this easy acupressure session can help turn around your picky eater. If your cat is a picky...
gerd cats

GERD in cats

Even cats can suffer from acid reflux or gastro esophageal disease (GERD). As I watched our cat Cici grooming her paw, I noticed something wasn’t...
cat grass

Cat grass 101

Learn why quality and variety make all the difference when feeding cat grass to your feline companion. Cats are carnivores, but they also benefit from...
chia seeds for dogs

Chia seeds for pets

Chia seeds are a superfood that can be shared with your dogs!  Chia seeds are from the flowering plant Salvia hispanica native to Mexico and...
Chickpeas for dogs

Chickpeas for dogs

These humble legumes pack a huge nutrient punch. Also called garbanzo beans, chickpeas are enjoying immense popularity for providing building blocks that omnivores cannot...
coconut oil for dogs

Coconut oil for dogs

There is no other oil besides coconut oil that provides the satisfying texture we enjoy in so many foods, while supporting so many diverse...
carrots for dogs

Carrots for dogs

“Eat your carrots.” Didn’t we all hear that growing up? Didn’t we learn early on that eating carrots meant we’d acquire a super-hero’s power...
broccoli for dogs

Broccoli for dogs

Learn all the benefits broccoli has to offer your furry companion. Broccoli shows up cooked on our dinner plates, blended into our soup pots, and...
blueberries for dogs

Blueberries for dogs

We love eating these tasty little morsels of goodness, so why wouldn’t our pets? Blueberries have top-notch antioxidant properties; in fact, they possess some...
antioxidants from whole foods for dogs and cats

Antioxidants from whole foods for dogs and cats

Antioxidants are found in a range of healthy foods that are good for your dog or cat. Once upon a time, I visited the Organic...
Is your pet a fussy eater?

Feeding a fussy eater

Fussy dogs and cats can drive us crazy. We might try 50 different foods, we beg and cajole… but sometimes nothing seems to work. While...
frozen raw diets for dogs

Raw diets for dogs and cats

You have so many choices when it comes to feeding your dog or cat a natural, healthy diet. Raw food is an increasingly popular...
murcury fish

Can my cat get mercury poisoning from fish?

While mercury in fish and shellfish is a widespread problem, it doesn’t mean you have to eliminate it entirely from your cat’s diet. Here's...
medicinal mushrooms for dogs

The power of medicinal mushrooms for your pet

Did you know medicinal mushrooms can have a powerful affect on your pet's health? Mielle was diagnosed with a bleeding hemiangiosarcoma of the spleen. The...
Supplements for skin problems in dogs and cats

Supplements for skin problems in dogs and cats

Nutracueticals and good nutrition help ease the inflammation caused by skin problems in animals.  For a lot of dogs and cats, summer means an increase...
L-carnitine for animals

Let’s look at L-carnitine

Necessary for heart, brain and muscle function, L-carnitine is naturally produced by your animal's body. But there are times when supplementation is needed. You might...
Keep your animal's immune system healthy

Keep his immune system healthy

Many illnesses can be avoided or alleviated by balancing your dog or cat's immune system. Nutrition plays a big part in boosting his defences...