Not all kibble is made equal

I’d like to take a second to just remind everyone that people are free to feed however and whatever they want, but I am also free to give my advice and educated opinion. So, I wanted to do a post on why all kibble isn’t ‘bad’ and why pet owners who feed kibble aren’t ‘bad…

How to choose a diet for your senior pet

A common question I get, is how to choose a diet for my senior pet? There’s alot of emphasis placed on puppies and kittens to give them the best start to life, but the information for choosing a diet in your pet’s senior years is hard to find. It’s equally as important that we find…

Lysine for cats – helpful or harmful?

If your cat has ever fallen victim to a upper respiratory infection, you may have heard of the common recommendation to supplement with lysine. It is thought that lysine, an essential amino acid, can shorten the duration and reduce viral replication of the viruses that cause conjunctivitis in cats – namely feline herpes virus and…

No more chicken necks

Feeding raw chicken necks has become a staple in some pet owning households. For some it’s a way to reward their pets or an entire way of feeding them (BARF diets). In the not too distant past, vets would recommend pet owners feed raw chicken necks as a way of removing plaque and tartar from…

Freeze dried VS Cold pressed pet foods

New foods and their fancy processing methods are bursting onto the scene and taking the pet food world by storm! Freeze dried, air dried, cold pressed, gently cooked, high pressure pasteurized…the list goes on. But today, we focus on the two newest on the scene; freeze dried and cold pressed. I’ve received so many questions…

Constipation: how diet can help

Did you know that small hard poo isn’t healthy? Feeding a diet that creates small hard poo might seem ideal to you, but for your pet may indicate they are missing out on vital nutrients. When the diet is low in nutritional value or has an excessive amount of nutrients, the body holds onto the…

Cats and grain free diets

Grain free diets have gotten a lot of publicity in the past few years regarding a connection to dilated cardiomyopathy and pet owners are understandably confused as to whether they should steer clear or not, as the research into this concerning finding continues. However, given the ongoing investigations into grain free diets, we mustn’t forget…

Stubborn stones: calcium oxalates

Next to struvite stones, calcium oxalates are the second most common type of stone found in dogs, and with struvites make up 85% of all uroliths found in dogs. Unfortunately for nutrition nerds like myself, calcium oxalate stones cannot be dissolved like struvites can and need to be surgically removed. But does that then mean…

Eight easy ways to entice picky pets

When pets become fussy eaters it can mean a world of frustration for pet owners. Pickiness has many causes, but there are some ways that we can tackle the issue when pets don’t want to eat. It’s important to remember that if your pet refuses to eat for two or three days, they’ve lost weight…