3 easy ways to help your pet drink more water

3 easy ways to help your pet drink more water






How to select the best food to help your dog lose weight

How to select the best food to help your dog lose weight






Satisfy your dog’s wild side with Carnivore Crunch Freeze-Dried Treats

Satisfy your dog’s wild side with Carnivore Crunch Freeze-Dried Treats

  Dogs crave meat by their very nature, but safely adding raw food to your dog’s diet isn’t easy. The benefits of feeding your pet wholesome, unprocessed meats are well-documented. However, this can be expensive, impractical and even dangerous if not handled properly. Microbes grow quickly on raw meat, which could make your pet sick. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to supplement your pet’s current diet with the […]






Is a breed-specific diet better for your dog?

Is a breed-specific diet better for your dog?

An emerging trend seen in the commercial pet food industry in recent years is the development of breed-specific dog foods for various life stages. As a more holistic oriented veterinarian who does believe in more individualized diets for our pets–based on their symptom history, constitutional susceptibility and age–I do feel strongly that this is one of the most misunderstood and overrated trends in the commercial pet food industry, a trend that […]






Could your pet be a hero?

Could your pet be a hero?

I was recently having breakfast with a family member who told a story about a cat he had when he was a child.  According to him, “Fiddle” was the most intelligent cat in the world and proved to him without a doubt that cats are smarter than any other pet. When Uncle Fred was young, his family had two houses: one in the mountains and one on the beach.  My […]






Feeding your older pet for optimum health

As our pets get older, their energy level goes down and they may seem to be eating a lot less than they used to. Older pets may develop illnesses that the pet didn’t have when he or she was younger. Their disrupted immune system predisposes them to maladies such as allergies, joint inflammation, infections, skin disorders and even allergies to foods that they have eaten their whole lives without problem. […]






Can dogs or cats be fed a vegetarian diet?

Can dogs or cats be fed a vegetarian diet?

As more and more clients are exploring vegetarian lifestyles, the exploration of vegetarian recipes is becoming more common with both canine and feline guardians. While I’ve seen a few diets out there that can supply all of the nutrients a cat needs in vegetarian format, I certainly question the validity and safety of such diets, as cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that they require meat and certain animal derived amino […]