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
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?
Coconut oil is a go-to remedy for pet parents everywhere, from everything to skin conditions, dietary upsets and anti-inflammatory supplements. It's become so popular, it's even included in some commercial pet foods and is regularly labelled as a "superfood". But is coconut oil actually beneficial to your pet? And if so, what does the evidence … Continue reading Coconut oil: helpful or harmful
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 … Continue reading No more chicken necks
"Is this a good food? What should I feed my pet?" I get asked these questions all the time, and it's far more complicated than picking up a bag of food! Many clients base their opinion of a food or what to feed their pets on the marketing tactics that are designed to attract owners … Continue reading Researching pet foods: What to look for