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Managing multiple diseases

A huge pain point for veterinarians is knowing what to recommend when you have a patient with more than one disease state. While every pet is going to have unique needs, these cases can be some of the most difficult when trying to choose what nutrients to target. Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian. As … Continue reading Managing multiple diseases

Thiamine deficiency & fish

Is feeding a fish based food going to make my cat sick? Let’s dive into this – feeding fish to your cat has long been associated with thiamine deficiency, but does the same risk extend to fish based commercial products? While some products have been recalled over concerns of a lack of thiamine, is this … Continue reading Thiamine deficiency & fish

Yes, your dog can get Salmonella

Salmonella is a rod-shaped gram-negative bacterium belonging to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. It is the causative agent of salmonellosis. Clinical salmonellosis as well as fecal shedding of Salmonella in companion animals have been linked to the increasingly common practice among pet owners of feeding raw meat diets to pets. In contrast to heat-treated commercial dog … Continue reading Yes, your dog can get Salmonella

Cardiac diets – what does the science say?

Recent advancements in science and discoveries around how nutrition affects the health of the heart in both dogs and cats has driven the production of new therapeutic diets. Purina Institute recently released their findings that a nutrient blend appears to improve heart health in pets with chronic heart disease, and can even slow and prevent … Continue reading Cardiac diets – what does the science say?

Pet food regulation in Australia

Isn’t Australian pet food better than other countries? Aren’t our ingredients fresher, safer, more nutritious? As I’m based in Australia, I’m often asked about how pet food is different here compared to other countries, what our regulations are like, what the quality is like and if food that’s made in Australia is better by comparison … Continue reading Pet food regulation in Australia

What’s a carnivore?

“But she’s a carnivore! Shouldn’t she just eat meat?!” This catchcry has become so commonplace in veterinary clinics around the world thanks to the marketing jargon and buzzwords being spun as fact by pet food companies. Many pet owners have been manipulated to believe that the only way to feed pets is meat, meat and … Continue reading What’s a carnivore?

What you need to know about your kitten’s nutrition

Congratulations, you’ve just adopted a new little kitten! Now comes the hard part, choosing a diet for your new bundle of joy. While selecting a kitten food is probably seemingly straightforward, there’s also a few other things to consider when feeding your kitten. Key Nutritional Factors for KittensThere’s a few Key Nutritional Factors that we … Continue reading What you need to know about your kitten’s nutrition

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