Sunday, September 23, 2018

Yogurt — it's good for dogs and cats too!

Yogurt – it’s good for dogs and cats too!

The health benefits of yogurt aren’t just for people, so why not share this treat with your pet as well? Most dogs and cats...
TCVM preventative seasonal medicine for dogs

TCVM — preventive seasonal medicine for dogs

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the different seasons are associated with specific personalities, bodily organs, ages, and foods. By understanding these factors, you can use...
Feeding your dog for healthy skin and a glossy coat

Feeding your dog for healthy skin and a glossy coat

Poor nutrition or a deficiency in certain nutrients can manifest as dandruff, itchiness, dull hair and other problems. A high quality diet with the...
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...
Rate your dog's food!

Rate your dog’s food!

How does your dog’s food rate in terms of good nutrition? Use this scoring system to help you make the best dietary choices for...
are seeds good for your dog?

Is it okay for my dog to eat seeds?

Many of the culinary seeds we incorporate into our own diets – including flax, chia, pumpkin and sunflower – are also healthy choices for...
cancer

Top 5 canine cancer prevention tips

Cancer is a common disease in dogs, but here’s how you can significantly reduce your companion’s risk of becoming another statistic. Did you know your dog...
fruit and veggie mix for your dog

Add this simple fruit and veggie mix to your dog’s diet

Whether you home-prepare your dog’s food, or give him a premium packaged or raw frozen diet, this easy-to-make veggie and fruit mix will add...
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...
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...
dog treats

8 human foods that make good dog treats

We all love to treat our dogs, but it’s important to make sure we’re giving them something that’s healthy and low-cal as well as...
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...
Mint – an herb you can share with your dog

Mint – an herb you can share with your dog

It doesn’t just flavor food or freshen breath – mint offers a range of nutritional and health benefits that can boost your dog’s wellness.  Mint...
dog's teeth

4 Natural Ways To Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean

Brushing a dog’s teeth can be a challenge if he’s not one of the few “co-operative angels” who don’t mind having their mouths touched....
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....
fermented foods for dogs

Fermented foods for dogs!

From borscht to kefir, fermented foods are packed with nutritional benefits you can share with your dog. Fermented foods are nutritional powerhouses for both people...
pumpkin cranberry muffins

Pumpkin cranberry muffins for dogs

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without cranberries and pumpkin. Not only are these foods full of flavor, but they’re also good for you and your dog...
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...
superfruits for your dog

Top 6 superfruits for your dog

From acai berries to wolfberries, these healing superfruits offer as many health benefits to your dog as they do to you. Superfruits are so densely...
garlic dogs

Is garlic safe for dogs?

The answer is yes! Find out why garlic has received such a bad rap, and how it can actually benefit your pet’s health. Garlic has...
diet and behaviors

Unwanted behaviors and nutrition

Find out how certain dietary nutrients and calming supplements may curb aggression, anxiety and other unwanted behaviors in dogs. Did you know that nutrition plays...
Top training treats for dogs.

Top training treats for your dog

Training treats need to be bite-sized, convenient, and easy to carry and handle. They should also be healthy and nutritious -- and not contribute to...
Sprouts – they’re good for dogs and cats too!

Sprouts – they’re good for dogs and cats too!

Sprouts are mini-powerhouses of nutrition, and they’re just as good for your dog or cat as they are for you. Instead of whole grains...
dental health enzymes

Foods for your dog’s dental health

What you feed him has a profound effect on his dental wellness. These 11 foods can help support strong teeth and gums. Strong teeth...
Feeding your dog from a TCVM perspective

Feeding your dog from a TCVM perspective

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) teaches that foods affect the body in multiple ways. Feeding your dog using this approach can enhance his well-being. Food...
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...
holiday treats for dogs

5 healthy holiday treats

As devoted animal parents, we want to include our dogs and cats in our seasonal celebrations. But as responsible guardians, we also know we...
Canine dental treats

Canine dental treats

They’re an easy way to keep his teeth clean – but make sure you’re buying safe and healthy dental products. Good dental health is a...
pumpkin power for canines

The power of pumpkin for dogs

Share the health benefits of pumpkin with your four-legged friend. Spicy pumpkin pies and jack o’lanterns…this time of year, these are the images pumpkins conjure up....