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Preventing Joint Disease in Your Dog

Preventing joint disease in your dog Health is a choice; it depends on all the little choices we make daily.  Diet, nutrition, activity level, breeding or genetics and emotional state all play significant roles in your dog’s health.  Every choice you make effects...

How Pet Food Nutritional Info Can Be Misleading

It’s a jungle out there. There are so many pet food companies clamouring for our attention. They want us to believe that their products contain 100% of the nutrients your dog or cat needs to support a healthy, active and long life. At the same time, their products...

Whey Protein For Your Pets

Quite regularly, our customers ask us about the reasons we use whey protein in our products, specifically BioVITES. Let’s look at the important health benefits whey protein has for your dogs and cats. What Is Whey Protein? Originally, whey was simply a by-product of...

Enzymes And Your Pets

Enzymes are proteins used by your pet’s body in many different physiological functions such as healthy cellular activity, detoxification and the breaking down of nutrients in their food. Let’s look at these vital proteins and gain some understanding of their...

Do Our Pets Get Much Nutrition From Their Food?

Just imagine if you were to put a handful of steel ball bearings into a bag of kibble. Could we then say that your pet would receive its daily recommended amount of iron from the cereal? Of course, not. We know that they cannot digest or absorb any of the iron that is...

The Best Vegetables for Cats

Healthy Veggie Snacks for Little Carnivores As we have discussed here, cats are carnivores. They need meat. Veterinarians may recommend commercially produced cat food which is supposedly complete nutrition for your cat. As we have discussed in this article, commercial...

The Hormonal Impact Of Getting Your Pet Fixed

It makes sense that removing the sexual organs of an animal, although done with a noble purpose, will have physiological and psychological impacts. Rather than jump into a lively debate on “if and when” we should spay or neuter our pets, let’s notice how these common...

What Should I Feed My Cat?

Seeing bag after bag of “cat food” in shops and at vet clinics can be a confusing thing. All or most say that they provide complete nutrition for your cat. Let’s take a moment, get past what food companies are telling us, and look at what our cats need to be eating....

The Importance of Lignans for Your Pet

We have all been encouraged to spay or neuter our pets. But the unintended consequence of these procedures is a hormonal imbalance which may cause disease and symptoms including: skin and coat issues (dryness, dandruff, itching, etc.) mammary or prostate gland issues...

The Best Fruits and Vegetables for Dogs

To Veg or Not to Veg Many veterinarians will say that it is unnecessary to feed fruits and vegetables to your dog. They may recommend commercially produced dog food which is supposedly complete nutrition for your dog. As we have discussed in this article, commercial...

Prebiotics vs. Probiotics For Pets

Definitions Probiotic Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and treat some illnesses. Promoting a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system are their most widely studied benefits at this time. These are also commonly known as...

The Most Common Knee Problem Dogs Have

(...and how you can help prevent it) Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease is a condition which is sadly over represented in today’s veterinary clinics. It is a weakening of the ligaments, or bands of tissue, which stabilize a dog’s knees, connecting the femur (bone...

Pet Health and Safety in the Fall

Life changes gear in the fall. Our kids are back in school and depending on where we live, the weather dramatically shifts, we adjust what we eat and what we do around our homes. Autumn presents some hazards for our pets which do not need to be feared but simply...

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

A New Answer to an Old Question A simple Google search of the question, “Why do dogs eat grass?” yields well over a half million results. This is one of those questions that many have an opinion about, yet has stumped dog owners and veterinarians, with surprisingly...

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