[New Product] NaturVet Digestive Enzymes Plus Probiotic Soft Chews

[New Product] NaturVet Digestive Enzymes Plus Probiotic Soft Chews

Proper digestion is vital to your dog’s overall good health. Tummy troubles that result in vomiting or diarrhea mean more than just a mess to clean up. Your pet’s delicate balance of intestinal flora could be at risk. This could lead to chronic diseases and malnourishment. NaturVet Digestive Enzymes Plus Probiotic Soft Chews for Dogs help keep good bacteria and enzymes at a healthy level to promote digestion, even during […]

[New Product] Under the Weather Chicken & Rice Freeze Dried Bland Diet

[New Product] Under the Weather Chicken & Rice Freeze Dried Bland Diet

Feeding a sick dog can be a challenge. When your pet has vomiting and/or diarrhea, even the highest quality food may be harsh on a sensitive stomach. During times of such acute illness, veterinarians often prescribe a bland diet. Though it sounds simple, many of us barely have time to cook for ourselves, let alone for our pets. Learn why Under the Weather Chicken & Rice Freeze Dried Bland Diet […]

What to feed a dog with a digestive upset

This past weekend a friend and I decided to fly to North Carolina for a photographic journey driving along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway. The trip was absolutely amazing in every way–great company, photography, spectacular mountains, beautiful gardens right off the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, and some of the most beautiful State parks made this short trip one of the best weekends ever. Since I left my dog Duke with […]

Diarrhea and Vomiting in Pets

Diarrhea and vomiting in pets can have many causes. Especially in young pets, dietary indiscretion/food allergies and intestinal parasites, including roundworms, hookworms and whipworms may cause digestive upset. Particularly in young, stressed animals at pet stores or kennels, coccidia are also common intestinal parasites diagnosed. Foreign body ingestion is always a concern, especially in young and inquisitive pets. Metabolic diseases of the liver, pancreas, kidneys and intestines may also cause diarrhea and/or vomiting. Inflammatory […]

Pets with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) vs. lymphoma

Pets with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) vs. lymphoma

Inflammatory bowel disease is one of the most common causes of chronic diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, and appetite changes in adult and senior pets. And while many pets can experience occasional digestive upset, it is the chronic digestive issues that are so important to diagnose correctly so that appropriate and early treatment is achieved. As general practitioners, we are often able to resolve greater than 80 percent of acute digestive tract […]

Reducing your pet’s excessive gas

Reducing your pet’s excessive gas

While it is normal for a dog or cat to become occasionally gassy or flatulent, when the problem is more chronic, this can indicate more than just an inconvenience to the animal guardian in the line of fire. Most pets with chronic gas or flatulence often have an underlying intestinal imbalance or improper bacterial overgrowth in their intestinal tract.   Since over 75% of our immune system resides and starts in […]

Why do dogs (and sometimes cats) eat grass?

Why do dogs (and sometimes cats) eat grass?

One of the most common questions I’m often asked by animal guardians is, “Why does my dog (or cat) tend to eat grass?” While there are many possible theories and explanations to this frustrating behavior, many times we are left not understanding why many pets eat grass. Firstly, it should be known that dogs and cats in the wild will often nibble on greens and grasses in order to purge […]