Not only is the type of food that we feed our furry family members important but, it is also critical to know HOW MUCH we should be feeding. We are often asked, “How much of this food should I be feeding my pet per day?” and the answer is, “It depends.” We aren’t trying to be difficult, we promise. The reality is however, that a lot of different factors go into determining what the right amount of food is for your pet.
Companies have discovered that pet food is big business and as a result, there is an explosion of new diets out there for pets. According to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners spent approximately 23 billion (!) dollars just on pet food in 2015. Diets ranging from organic to raw to limited-ingredient varieties have hit store shelves and can make choosing the best diet for your pet a very daunting experience. So how do you know if they are as good as they say they are? Here’s a primer on what to consider next time you are shopping in the pet food aisle.
It’s that time of year where hope springs eternal and we resolve to make positive changes for ourselves AND our fur babies. Given the temptation of yummy treats over the holidays, these resolutions are often centered around health and weight. Be honest, did your pet put on a few pound over the holidays? If you and your pet have resolved to greet 2016 with a new food attitude, here are some tips to help you, help your pet:
It may be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but it can also be the most dangerous for your pet. Holiday decorations and festive foods can put your pet at risk, so take precautions to prevent holiday mishaps.
Tags: Pet Health
You may not have heard the term nutraceutical before, but as pet parent, there is a good chance you have used one or been recommended one. Nutraceutical is a term used to describe compounds that are used to improve health but that are not technically a medication. Some common examples of nutraceuticals are glucosamine, chondroitin, fatty acids, probiotics, milk thistle (silymarin), and many, many more.
Tags: Pet Health
As a dog owner, you hear a lot about vaccinations and how your four-legged friend has to have them. But what are vaccinations? And what vaccinations should your dog have?
Let’s face it–going to the veterinarian to receive vaccinations not always fun. Your pet doesn’t like the injection and will squirm, the technician may not be able to properly assist in keeping your pet still, you have to come back for another dose in a few weeks, and it might not be effective for several weeks.