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 a … Continue reading Managing multiple diseases

Improving nutrition protocols in your practice

As a Practice Manager, it often is brought to my attention when the nurse's or vet's time-honored ways of treating, preventing or managing different conditions no longer stack up with the latest research and need to be updated. The first step in solving a problem, is recognising we have one; while I often spot when … Continue reading Improving nutrition protocols in your practice

Nutritional management of IBD and colitis in pets

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

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 … Continue reading Stubborn stones: calcium oxalates

Prescription diets – how they work

Prescription or therapeutic veterinary diets are quite different from your run of the mill pet food. These diets are designed to treat specific medical conditions and in some cases may form the only treatment for a patient's condition. These diets have gotten alot of attention recently; many people mistake prescription diets to mean the food … Continue reading Prescription diets – how they work

Protect the kidneys: feeding cats with CKD

Chronic kidney disease is a common condition in senior cats. In fact, it is the number one cause of death in cats over the age of 7. The condition can't be cured, but the progression of this disease can be slowed, symptoms reduced and quality (and length) of life improved - with nutrition. The primary … Continue reading Protect the kidneys: feeding cats with CKD

Taking the pain out of pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is a painful condition where the pancreas becomes severely inflamed; this usually occurs when the pancreas has been damaged somehow thus causing a release of digestive enzymes that are usually held within the pancreas. This release then harms the pancreas where by the enzymes begin to digest the pancreas itself. The patient may then … Continue reading Taking the pain out of pancreatitis