Many pet owners are lured into the notion that raw milk is a healthier alternative for their pets. The idea of 'natural' and 'unprocessed' foods has become a trend, but when it comes to raw milk, it's a harmful one. Whether it is cow's milk, goat's milk or milk from any other animal, feeding raw … Continue reading The dangers of raw milk: why it isn’t healthy or safe for your pet
It is relatively common that in practice we see patients with some form of gastrointestinal disease or disorder. With the growing body of research into the gut microbiome and how we can improve the health of pets with gastrointestinal illnesses, today's blog looks into what we can do for IBD and colitis patients with diet. … Continue reading Nutritional management of IBD and colitis in pets
A common issue dog owners encounter is scooting or dogs dragging their bottom along the ground. They do this to try and express their anal glands - these are two scent glands that are at the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock position on the inside of the rectum that fill with sebaceous secretions similar to … Continue reading Anal glands: Finding relief through diet
Probiotics are relatively new to veterinary medicine, despite being regularly used in human medicine and readily available over the counter in most pharmacies - clients are beginning to catch on, and it's a growing trend to add probiotic supplements or foods such as yoghurt, kefir or raw milks to pets diets. Probiotics are incredibly useful … Continue reading Probiotics: veterinary, human or DIY?
One of the most common things I come across in clinic is pets with upset tummies; I'm talking diarrhea. Despite it being one of the most common reasons for presenting, it's also often where I see the biggest nutrition mistakes being made. Photo by zhugewala on Pexels.com Chicken and riceThis 'bland' diet recommendation is the … Continue reading Upset tummy? Now what!