Are All Raw Food Diets Created Equal?

Are All Raw Food Diets Created Equal?

One of the the fastest growing aspects of veterinary medicine is holistic medicine, and along with that comes an increasing number of pet owners wishing to feed a more natural or species-appropriate diet. Many are willing to explore the topic of raw feeding, but have...
The Hidden Poison In Pet Food

The Hidden Poison In Pet Food

Mycotoxins are poisonous chemical compounds produced by molds. They can be found in all grains and grain byproducts, including corn, barley, soybeans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, corn gluten meal, sesame seeds, rice, and wheat. Why does this matter? Because many of...
No truth in pet food labels

No truth in pet food labels

Ingredients for hypoallergenic pet food: Corn starch, hydrolyzed poultry by-products aggregate, coconut oil, soybean oil, natural flavors, potassium phosphate, powdered cellulose, calcium carbonate, sodium silico aluminate, chicory, L-tyrosine, fructooligosaccharides,...
Confusion

Confusion

Yesterday I blogged about a veterinarian that stated raw fed dogs would need to be tested for salmonella. He continues to irritate me with these statements: “He also insisted that I get a lepto vaccine because it can kill them and humans can get it.  They said...
Veterinarians Need To Be Educated

Veterinarians Need To Be Educated

I received an e-mail on my website from a pet owner who has a dog with chronic anal gland issues. I recommended looking at the diet and maybe adding pumpkin or a fiber product to help the problem. She took her dog to a new veterinarian and this was the response she...
Deadly Pet Food Ingredient

Deadly Pet Food Ingredient

The other day I had the good fortune to have a consultation with a woman who owns show dogs. Unfortunately, she needed my help because she has had nine dogs die in the past few months. Post-mortem examination of the internal organs showed the dogs had most likely died...
Don’t Ignore These Symptoms

Don’t Ignore These Symptoms

Many pets suffer silently with pain from arthritis, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic infections. Because they can’t point out where they feel pain, it’s up to pet owners to know the signs of pain. Back in the early 90’s (when I was...
Warning Signs of Cancer

Warning Signs of Cancer

By petting, grooming, and exercising your pet every day, you can actually be checking for warning signs of cancer. Here are some things to look for: Any new lumps, bumps, or sores. If you examine your pet daily, you will notice if a new lump or bump suddenly appears....