Category: Nutrition

How to Decrease your Pet’s Shedding

All pets shed – even the nearly hairless breeds such as Mexican Hairless dogs.  Dog and cat shedding usually occurs in between seasons. They shed during spring to let go of old hairs as new ones push their way through. They also shed in late autumn to get rid of their lighter undercoat in exchange… Read more »

Simple Food Therapy for Senior Dogs and Cats

When treating an illness, the first step should be dietary therapy. Only when this is unsuccessful should one try drugs.  — Sun Si Miao Food therapy, a cornerstone of my holistic practice, is used to treat specific health conditions, and to prevent disease. With my senior patients, the goals of treatment are to improve quality… Read more »

What is Kibbleitis?

When I am at a dog event or on a walk and see a dog, it only takes two seconds for me to recognize a kibble-fed dog from one that eats raw or cooked wholesome food.  You know what I’m talking about..! I often catch myself struggling between saying nothing or saying something…and what. The guardians… Read more »

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem RAW Bones!

Bones: to feed or not to feed, that is often the question asked by many – and not just by those new to the idea of raw feeding.  Sometimes even the most hardened raw feeder will question the need or necessity to feed their dogs a bone as part of their routine diet.  We have… Read more »

12 Superfoods to Share with Your Pet

  How much happier would you be if you could feed your fur kids healthy foods that are not only delicious, but can save them from expensive and harmful medication?  Whether you’ve got a new fur baby, a dog or cat prone to allergies or a senior in its golden years, these fresh, pet-friendly superfoods will keep your best… Read more »

American Made Jerky Causing Illness in Dogs

Cases of Acquired Fanconi Arise Despite Treat-market Shift March 30, 2015 By: Edie Lau For The VIN News Service Dogs fed jerky-style pet treats labeled as made in the United States are turning up with a rare kidney disease that’s been associated with jerky made in China. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman confirmed… Read more »

Starting Your Puppy on a Raw Diet

When you bring home a new puppy that was not raised on raw, it can be a bit trickier to get him started – although really not that difficult. There are just a few guidelines you need to follow to avoid digestive upset as your puppy transitions from kibble to raw food. First, let’s address… Read more »

Human Foods Toxic to Dogs

They are many potential emergencies facing your dog or cat, and although you will likely NEVER have to do anything, you should be PREPARED.  My first suggestion is that you are current on ALL the common pet toxins, then are comfortable responding IF you need to.  This will be the subject of an upcoming post…. Read more »

Dietary Recommendations for Cancer Recovery in Dogs & Cats

Diet can be a powerful tool in the fight against pet cancer. We all fear that awful “C” word. It’s a feeling of helplessness when a beloved pet has the unfortunate diagnosis of cancer. When pet guardians come to me for advice on how they can help their pet recover from cancer, the first thing… Read more »

Why Switch to Raw Food?

Dog and cat guardians who want to try switching to raw food can sometimes feel hesitant to make the leap because of several factors, one of which is the question: why do it in the first place? Why DO people switch their animals to a raw diet after all? There are dozens of different reasons why people switch… Read more »