Monday, December 10, 2018

Nutrition

Natural Nutrition means feeding your pet a diet based on whole and natural ingredients. Diet plays a big role in maintaining your companion’s overall wellness. As one of our Pillars of Animal Wellness, Natural Nutrition ensures the best diet for your furry friend, so it’s important to learn more about healthy dog and cat foods!

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...
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...
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...
Canine food allergies, get to the root of it!

Canine food allergies, get to the root of it!

Does your canine companion have food allergies? An elimination diet will help you determine what the cause of it is. Two decades ago, I prepared...
dog with IBD

Dealing with IBD

IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) is a  common gastrointestinal problem that can make him (and you) miserable, but with the right treatment, your companion can...
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....
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...
Canine or feline pH imbalance

Could your dog or cat have a pH imbalance?

A pH imbalance can impact his health and well-being, and is associated with a variety of health condition. When your dog or cat is under...
the problem with wheat in dog food

The real problem with wheat

People and animals have been eating wheat for thousands of years, so why has it started causing health issues in so many? The answer may...
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...
harvest

Sharing the harvest — fall foods to share with your dog

Make the most of this year's harvest with these tasty and nutritious fall foods both you and your dog can enjoy. It’s harvest time! Whether...
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...

Seeds you can share with your dog

From chia to hemp to sesame seeds — they're packed with goodness. Give these healthy recipes a try! Seeds may seem small and nondescript, but...

Rooibos tea — a healing brew for you and your dog

Added to his food, incorporated into recipes or used topically, rooibos tea offers a range of benefits. Have you ever tried rooibos tea? Also known as...
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...
build a healthy coat in your dog with these supplements

Supplements for a gorgeous coat

Build a beautiful coat from the inside out by feeding your dog a few nutritional supplements! Take a look at your dog’s coat. Is it...
diabetes in dogs

Diabetes in dogs

Getting a handle on diabetes in dogs — it's causes, treatment options and prevention. Your dog is diabetic.” It’s a diagnosis no one wants to...
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...
turmeric for dogs

Turmeric for dogs

Turmeric is much more than a disinfectant and a tonic. As an aid to our dogs’ heart health and liver function, and an anti-inflammatory...
sweet potatoes for dogs

Sweet potatoes for dogs

On top of their great taste, low price and year-round availability, sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene, vitamins B6, C and D, magnesium, potassium...
sui choi for dogs

Sui Choi for dogs

Sui Choi, or Napa cabbage, is originally from East Asia but is now cultivated in the US and Canada. Low in calories but abundant...
Spinach for dogs

Spinach for dogs

Like the spinach-munching cartoon character, Popeye, this leafy green can hep give our dogs good eyes, strong bones, and a sturdy digestive tract. Spinach has long...
rosemary for dogs

Rosemary for dogs

Learn all the benefits rosemary has to offer to your animal companion. Native to Asia and the Mediterranean, rosemary gets its name from the Latin...
parsnips for dogs

Parsnips for dogs

When we discover how healthy they are for us, we’ll want to serve these sweet, fragrant root vegetables more than just at holiday time....
kale for dogs

Kale for dogs

Touted as a concentrated form of many nutrients, kale boasts leafy green leaves and stems that are great for your dog's health! “Any vegetable that...
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...
olive oil for dogs

Extra-virgin olive oil for dogs

What’s the difference between extra-virgin olive oil, and plain olive oil? Does it matter which one I give my dog? Olive oils are graded according...
cod liver oil for dogs

Cod liver oil for dogs

Cod liver oil sustains brain health and supports the immune system. It also helps our cats and dogs look good by nourishing their coats...