Chinese Company Opening Pet Food Plant in USA

Chinese Company Opening Pet Food Plant in USA

Gambol Pet Food, a Chinese company that manufactures jerky treats for dogs, has announced the opening of a new facility in California, creating a subsidiary called Gambol Pet USA. According to Pet Age magazine, “The custom-designed 50,000-square-foot facility...
Ginger – Good Stuff!

Ginger – Good Stuff!

Ginger is one of the healthiest and tastiest spices known. It is closely related to turmeric; the root or rhizome is the part of the plant eaten. The bioactive ingredient gingerol  provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Ginger can be added to meals...
Keeping Pets Cool in Summer, Warm in Winter

Keeping Pets Cool in Summer, Warm in Winter

Life is all about balance. Yin and Yang must be in balance to achieve optimal health. Some pets are hot, having a “Yin Deficiency”. Yin supplies cooling and moisture. When the cooling system doesn’t work well, signs of heat will appear. Yin Deficient...
The Most Important Ingredient in Pet Health

The Most Important Ingredient in Pet Health

“You are what you eat” and “Food is the foundation of life” are two of my favorite quotes. Without proper nutrition, health fades. According to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, the Spleen (digestive function) must provide good nutrients...
Helping Pets With Noise Phobias

Helping Pets With Noise Phobias

July 4th celebrations are right around the corner, bringing with them fireworks, sparklers, and cap guns, all of which can be frightening for even the most well-adjusted pets. Hot, humid, summer weather can also spark thunderstorms across much of our country, adding...
Are Processed Pet Foods Contributing to Pet Disease?

Are Processed Pet Foods Contributing to Pet Disease?

For years I have stated that I can heal or vastly improve the health of about 75% of my patients using diet therapy alone. By providing healthy, clean, whole food diets to our pets, we can change their lives for the better. Just as it is better for people to eat diets...
Treating Arthritis Naturally

Treating Arthritis Naturally

I get questions in my inbox on a daily basis from pet owners looking for natural treatments for painful arthritic pets. Arthritis is extremely common in dogs and cats, partly because over 50% of pets are overweight or obese. The added strain of the extra weight on the...
Microchip Fears

Microchip Fears

Lately there has been a lot of social media chatter regarding the dangers of microchips in pets. Before we talk about the pitfalls, let’s look at some statistics regarding the benefits of having a microchip implanted in your pet. The American Humane Association...
Feeding Pets With Pancreatitis

Feeding Pets With Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis affects thousands of dogs and cats every day. While the usual blame is a high-fat meal, getting into the trash, or other dietary indiscretion, there are many factors that may play a role. Abdominal trauma in the area of the pancreas, high calcium levels...