Arthritis is common in dogs, just like it is in people. So what can we do for our furry friends who are feeling achy, inflamed and sore from arthritis? There are some dietary and lifestyle adjustments we humans can use — look into them for your dogs too!
I am sure you saw my email the other day about the latest dog food recall. It seems every time we turn around, we see another pet food recall. From plastic, prescription medications and even euthanasia drugs found in pet food, how can we have confidence in what our pets are eating?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just sent out another pet food warning! This time, it is for potentially toxic levels of vitamin D. Several dogs have already gotten sick, and tests have found excessive levels of vitamin D in many dog foods. The FDA notes this is a developing situation, and more recalls may occur.
Please enjoy my latest article in the Adorable Pets Veterinary Center newsletter. From Adorable Pets Veterinary Center Newsletter September 2018 Written by Sarah Whitman, M.S. Dip.C.N., HCAFounder, DogFoodCoach.com We know a varied diet is healthy for us humans. It benefits our animal friends too, for many of the same reasons. Different foods have different nutrients, along…
You look at your dog food bag. It says, “made with real chicken!” or “made with real beef!” So let’s see…. why not just buy real chicken or real beef?
Recently, I attended a workshop on healthy pet foods. The seminar was conducted at a veterinary clinic and the speakers focused on many issues, including the process of making pet food. This process includes removing many nutrients, and then adding them back, in artificial versions.
I like to post periodic updates on what my dog eats in a single day, to help highlight the variety that you can achieve with a homemade diet. With all the variety, I also believe it is possible to offer some consistency too, particularly for dogs with sensitive GI tracts. Always introduce new foods slowly and one at a time.
Autumn is a sweet, sensitive soul… inside and out. When it comes to diet, she has a sensitive GI tract. If I add too many new ingredients too fast, she may experience GI upset.
When you make food for yourself, do you ever wonder if your dog can share some? This recipe uses only one baking dish, and uses chicken, rice and vegetables for a delicious meal for your dog AND you!
This homemade dog food recipe is perfect for growing puppies and aging senior dogs, supporting their needs through growth periods and elderly issues.
Phytochemicals are chemicals in plants (‘phyto’ = plant) that don’t contain nutrients, but do contain qualities that can prevent or protect against disease.
Yeast infections are common in dogs. They can occur either on the whole body or locally in one spot. Some areas are more likely than others to be affected, including eyelids, facial and oral folds, ears, throat, anal glands or between the toes.