Just like us, dogs can get irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic digestive system disorder that can cause discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, mucus in stool and other GI issues. Please contact me if your dog is experiencing tummy troubles as a result of a bothersome food. We will work together to create a customized meal plan for your dog.
If you have a dog with kidney issues, you probably know about oxalates. I recently read a study on vegetable cooking methods on oxalate content. It turns out cooking method does matter when it comes to oxalates.
Coconut oil is a staple in my dog’s diet, and has a wide range of benefits.
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!
Some dogs may have trouble chewing hard or tough foods. You can easily turn most foods into mushy, soupy meals. Not only does this cut down on their need to chew, it delivers good water content to keep them hydrated.
We know the consistency of baby food… soft, mushy, soupy….What if your FURbaby needs a little mush too? My 15 year old golden mix, for example, can’t chew well at ALL anymore. Therefore I have created what I call “fur baby food.”
There is a story behind this recipe…. check back soon. In the meantime, here is the pic of this wonderful recipe I call Young and Old Crockpot Stew.
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.
Dogs can develop dementia just like humans. Finding the most effective, least invasive method of dealing with, or preventing, this occurrence is important to dog parents.
Dogs can get prostate cancer just like humans. Diet and lifestyle changes can help reduce risk, and some recommendations for humans may also be helpful for dogs. These suggestions, originally written for humans but probably helpful for our furry friends, include…
I have been dealing with urinary incontinence in my older dog for over a year now. She was always flawless in her housetraining, never the kind of dog who would go potty in the house. This is in contrast to previous dogs who may have left ‘presents’ occasionally.