We have discussed what my dogs have been eating, now lets move on to pet nutrition for my cats. I have two senior kitties, Furla and Vegas. They are in the same life stage and don’t have any underlying diseases (yet) that require a prescription diet so I am able to feed them the same food. They split
About twice a year I like to reevaluate what I am feeding my pets to make sure I am providing them with the best possible pet nutrition and dietary supplements for their current health status and life stages. After my trip to Orlando for the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) I decided to make a few changes. Frank
The NAVC (North American Veterinary Community) conference was 5 days of learning and fun with a bonus trip to the Magic Kingdom. Overall I feel like there was a big focus on new pet supplements out on the market that can help support a healthy lifestyle for our pets. In general, pets fed a commercial pet food do not need
In the last few weeks I have stressed the importance of maintaining a healthy weight for your pet and that pet obesity can lead to several healthy issues. One of the most common of these obesity related diseases is arthritis, which can affect both dogs and cats. Arthritis is difficult to diagnose and often overlooked in our cat population
Vitamins are a big part of most of our diets and it is widely recommended that all humans take a daily multi-vitamin to supplement any deficiencies from the food we eat. It makes sense to most pet owners that their cats should also be given a supplement to their daily ration of food to keep them healthy and
Chronic cat kidney disease is an all too common finding in middle-aged to senior kitties. Cats are considered seniors once they reach the age of nine years old. Though we are not yet able to prevent cat kidney disease, the earlier we detect it, the better chance we have of managing it, which is why we strongly suggest
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.