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!

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...
feeding your dog's nervous system

Feeding his nervous system

Many things can affect your dog’s nervous system. Good nutrition helps ensure it continues to do its job properly. When you think about your dog’s...
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...

The importance of fiber in your dog’s diet

You know it’s important to have fiber in your own diet, but did you know it’s also essential for dogs and cats? When you think...
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...
traveling with a diabetic dog

Traveling with a diabetic dog

Four things to keep in mind — or in your suitcase — when traveling with a diabetic dog. My husband and I love to travel....
jerky for dogs

The lowdown on jerky

Why are dogs getting sick from jerky treats, and is anything being done about it? You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the risks of...
Are sprouts good for your dog?

Are sprouts good for your dog?

Sprouts are good things that come in small packages! Certain seeds, grains and lentils explode with nutrition when they germinate.  Did you know that those...
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...
cooking with spices for your dog

Cooking with spices for your dog

Cinnamon, ginger, cayenne…Aside from adding flavor to food, many spices also offer a lot of nutritional value. And you can share those benefits when...
herbs for dogs

Top 10 healing herbs for dogs

Adding herbs to your dog's diet can have a tremendous impact on his health and wellbeing. Here are ten great herbs you can grow...
Pill-free weight control for your dog

Pill-free weight control for your dog

Does your dog need to lose weight? Here's how to help him without reaching for pills. Just as millions of Americans are overweight, so are...
Automatic feeders for pets

Automatic feeders for pets

Busy schedule? Automatic feeders ensure your animals stay fed and hydrated while you're out. Dogs and cats like routine. They like to eat at the...
Can you give your dog too many supplements?

Can you give your dog too many supplements?

Adding supplements to your pet's meals can greatly benefit his health. But how much is too much? Abby is confused. She’s been doing a lot...
What to do for your picky dog

What to do for your picky dog

Is your dog a picky eater? Here's a few tips to help you solve the problem. When Rusty was a puppy, he’d leap in the...
snacks

Travel food for your dog

Going on a trip with your dog? Take this convenient travel food along for the ride.  Healthy, convenient nutrition is also important for your dog....
The ABCs of enzymes for your cat and dog

The ABCs of enzymes for your cat and dog

Learn more about enzymes, and the positive effects they can have on your dog or cat's health. I remember the professor of my undergraduate nutrition class...
Food for healthy gums and teeth in dogs

Food for your dog’s teeth and gums

These 11 foods can help support strong teeth and gums for your dog or cat. Maggie was just shy of her 13th birthday when she...
Energy bars for active dogs

Energy bars for active dogs

Energy bars are a favorite snack among active humans. Why not make some to share with your active dog? Whether your dog plays hard at...
Flower essences for your dog

Flower essences for your dog

Flower essences are a gentle and profound way to ease anxiety, depression, grief and other negative emotions in our animal companions. If you’re familiar with...
Feeding human foods to dogs

The dos and don’ts of feeding human foods to dogs

Find out which human foods are safe to feed to your canine companions -- and which aren't. Experts agree that the wrong table scraps, especially...
4 solutions to reduce shedding

4 solutions to reduce shedding

If you share your house with a dog you know all about shedding. Wearing black is out of the question and the lint brush...
Increase your dog's longevity

Increase your dog’s longevity

Here's a look into how holistic and conventional approaches to your dog's health can increase his longevity and improve his well-being. Even if our dogs...
mushrooms

The health benefits of mushrooms for dogs

There are about 100,000 varieties of mushroom in the world, and as many as 700 are used for food. Here’s a look at some...