4 Pet Food Allergy Symptoms

4 Pet Food Allergy Symptoms

Food allergies or Adverse Food Reactions (AFR) in cats and dogs are blamed for a host of clinical signs ranging from itchy skin to loose stool. AFR is a convenient diagnosis as the treatment is avoidance of the offending dietary allergen, however, it is rarely that simple. While it is possible that a component of a pet’s food

Dogs and protein… not too much!

Dogs and protein… not too much!

Choosing what to feed your dogs can be an overwhelming decision. Pet food stores are packed with row after row of different brands of food all containing clever marketing slogans to convince you they are the best for your dog. Many of these foods boast about containing extremely high levels of protein that claim to satisfy your dog’s

Veterinary Diets for your Pets

Veterinary Diets for your Pets

Veterinary diets are an essential tool in managing many common health conditions for our pets. These are diets that have been formulated to treat specific health concerns and are prescribed by your veterinarian. The pet food manufactures who develop veterinary diets do extensive testing and research to create an optimal formula that will best manage your pet’s specific health concern.

Choosing quality pet food

Choosing quality pet food

I love talking about pet food! It is one of my favorite topics when speaking to pet owners. It is clear to me that what you feed your dog or cat directly affects their health and quality of life. Unfortunately many pet food companies spend more on marketing and advertising rather than research and development of their foods.

Fish Oil for Pets

Fish Oil for Pets

There is much debate in veterinary medicine about what you should be feeding your dog but one thing everyone agrees on are the amazing properties of omega-3 fatty acids. These helpful little guys are abundant in certain plants and marine fish oils and have been shown to help with treatment of common abnormalities for our dogs and cats.

Foods for a Healthy Dog Diet

Foods for a Healthy Dog Diet

While you can be sure that most American-made dog kibble and canned foods are safe and nutritious, it is beneficial to mix in fresh foods to for a healthy dog diet. After all, you like to have variety in your diet and you can assume that your dog appreciates a variety of foods too. Dogs are omnivores and