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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Helping your senior pet age comfortably

Here are seven steps to help your senior pet age gracefully and comfortably. Is your companion slowing down? Are his senses not as sharp as...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

The benefits of dill for your dog

Flavorful, easy to use and fun to grow yourself, dill adds extra pizzazz and nutrition to your companion’s diet. When I was growing up, we...

Are grains good for your dog?

Should you feed grains to your companion or not? It depends on the type, and whether it’s whole or not. In your quest for a healthy...

Cranberry supplements for dogs

Cranberries are one of the world’s “superfoods”. They have antioxidant properties, protect urinary tract health, help prevent infections and can also fight cancer. Why not...

8 steps to healthy dog treats

What better way to love your dog than by giving him treats? The trick is choosing something that won’t pack on the pounds. Do you...

10 tips to improve your dog’s health

You want your furry friend to be with you as long as possible. Incorporating these suggestions into his care will help ensure his health...

Portuguese food for your dog

Looking for something different? Try treating your companion (and yourself!) to some healthy dishes with a Portuguese flavor. Portugal is a magical place I visited...

8 tasty meal toppers for your dog

These meal toppers pack a punch of flavor and nutrition, and they’re simple to make and serve. Just use them as a sauce or...

Vital vitamins for pets

Dr. Khalsa's desire to enhance nutritional wellness for companion animals led her to create a unique line of vitamins for dogs and cats. Good nutrition helps...