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

Electrolytes – when to supplement

Electrolytes are chemical elements or minerals that form ions - charged elements that conduct electrical impulses in bodily fluids. They are critical for the normal function of all cells within the body such as keeping the heart pumping and muscles moving. Sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, and magnesium are all electrolytes and these elements are present in … Continue reading Electrolytes – when to supplement

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

Probiotics: veterinary, human or DIY?

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?