Dry Eyes or KCS

Dry Eyes or KCS

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is the medical term used to describe a condition called “dry eye”. When pets suffer from this condition, they are unable to produce enough tears to lubricate and moisten the eye. This is a very painful condition, leaving the pet...
The Incredible Egg

The Incredible Egg

Oh no! You’ve just realized you are completely out of food for your pet’s dinner tonight and the stores have already closed. Instead of telling Fluffy there’s no meal tonight, you can substitute an easy, healthy meal. Your solution: eggs! Eggs are...
Complete and Balanced, Pure and Wholesome?

Complete and Balanced, Pure and Wholesome?

Most veterinarians do not discuss diet with their clients when pets are taken in for their annual examination. When asked, the majority of veterinarians will tell pet owners that most diets made by large pet food companies and labeled as “complete and...
This Eye Problem is Very Painful!

This Eye Problem is Very Painful!

Both dogs and cats can suffer from a painful eye condition called entropion. When a pet has entropion, all or a portion of the eyelid rolls inward, leading to constant rubbing of hair and eyelashes on the cornea. The constant irritation can scratch the cornea, leading...
Study Supports What the Chinese Knew 3,000 Years Ago

Study Supports What the Chinese Knew 3,000 Years Ago

A study was recently published by researchers in Australia and New Zealand identifying five personality types in domestic cats, using a model commonly used to describe personality traits in people. The study was performed with the idea that different strategies could...
Pets Deserve Moisture

Pets Deserve Moisture

Food commonly mimics the parts of the body it benefits. For example, kidney beans and black beans are good blood tonics and support kidney function:        Walnuts are very good for brain function due to their high levels of omega fatty acids and vitamins E and B6:  ...
It Always Comes Back to Food

It Always Comes Back to Food

I’ve spent the past few days at the American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association conference, listening to some of the best holistic veterinarians in the world lecture on treating different diseases seen in pets in today’s veterinary practices....
Don’t Be Fooled By Marketing

Don’t Be Fooled By Marketing

Last year Pedigree (made by Mars) was the number-one-selling dog food, bringing in $1.6 billion, with Blue Buffalo and Purina’s Beneful coming in second and third, with combined sales of $2.3 billion in a $30 billion industry. Blue Buffalo was founded in 2002,...
Rancid Food for Your Pets?

Rancid Food for Your Pets?

Many dry kibble pet foods are mixed with “palatants”, which are flavor-enhancers added to encourage pets to eat the food. Many times, pet food has been cooked at high temperatures multiple times, all but eliminating the flavors of the original ingredients....
Pet Food Companies are Listening?

Pet Food Companies are Listening?

Pet food companies are surveying consumers to get a better understanding of their preferences for food for their pets. Diamond Pet foods recently released a survey with the following findings: Nine out of ten pet owners said “it’s important to feed their pets food as...