Scootin’ Dogs

  Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of bowel health. There are elements of an animal’s behind that are really important to understand when looking at the larger scale of the digestive system (though they may not be so pleasant to talk about). Dogs and cats have anal sacs: … Read More

Digestive Health

You are what you eat. We’re familiar with this saying because our moms would always so graciously interject it whilst we gobbled down a sleeve of cookies and half a bag of chips. While it’s easy to shrug off, I challenge you to really ponder what this means. We’ve all pictured … Read More

Bladder Health

How It All Begins: An animal eats some food The animal’s body digests the food Through digestion, the food is absorbed into the blood stream The process of digestion causes the liver to produce ammonia, which combines with other elements in the body (like carbon, hydrogen & oxygen) creating a … Read More

The Bottom of the Food Chain

Salmon and salmon oil are often the first foods recommended for a daily dose of Omega 3. Being high in protein, potassium, Vitamin B and EPA/DHA (two active forms of Omega 3), salmon is indeed a great source for a lot of good stuff! While we’re not here to pick … Read More

Omegas: The Key to a Shiny Coat

The Story of Oils Oils have long been used for maintaining hydrated skin. They are a natural way to restore moisture to the surface of the body, promoting health skin and a shiny coat. Oils are derived from fats, which have a complex family tree. Saturated fats break off into … Read More

Milk Thistle: Liver’s Super Sidekick

If you’re familiar with herbal supplements, you’ve likely heard of Milk Thistle. Sometimes considered a weed, milk thistle presents a wide array of benefits for the human and animal body alike. It’s traditionally native to Southern Europe and Asia but has since spread around the globe. Often used in its … Read More

The Hunt for Food Allergens

While we cannot so easily control inhalant allergens like pollen, dust mites, mold, or grasses, we do have much more control over what foods our animals eat. If your dog seems unusually itchy or uncomfortable on a day to day basis (even during the seasons in which environmental allergies aren’t … Read More

Food Energetics

For the allergic dog, food is medicine. Some foods have cooling properties, while others are warming. Animals experience allergies may benefit from a diet that is concentrated with cooling or neutral foods. These types of food can help bring down inflammation and decrease the excessive amounts of heat in the … Read More

Allergy Management: Western vs. Eastern

(If you haven’t already, check out our precursor post – Boiling Over: An Intro to Allergies) If you’ve ever been around an allergic dog, it’s difficult not to empathize with his discomfort: constantly itching to the point of scratching himself raw, endless panting, a greasy coat that postpones belly rubs. … Read More

Boiling Over: An Intro to Allergies

As spring approaches, some pet parents will grow increasingly anxious about their pet’s comfort level. Dogs and cats can experience allergies just as humans can (and yes, it can be equally as miserable). Animals can develop allergies to a variety of allergens, whether from food, inhalants, or contact. Often times, … Read More

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