The best way to transition your pet to a new food

The best way to transition your pet to a new food

Unlike common beliefs amongst veterinarians and animal guardians, it is actually best to feed our animal companions a variety of foods and protein sources during their lives. Actually, the incidence of developing food allergies and/or hypersensitivities is much higher when consuming the same protein source over a long period of time. Just as people thrive on a variety of foods, pets are truly healthier when eating a variety of foods. But what’s […]

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 […]

Blue Buffalo Pet Food: A Healthy Choice

One of the best things you can do for your beloved pet to ensure a lifetime of good health is to select a high quality, nutritious pet food. With the variety of dog and cat food available, choosing the best food for your pet can seem like a daunting task. The simplest thing you can do is start by reading the label, which will list ingredients in order of weight. […]

Something to chew on: giving your pet healthy food

Something to chew on: giving your pet healthy food

Hippocrates, often considered the father of modern medicine, was reported to have said, “Let food be thy Medicine.”  In my 18 years of veterinary practice, I have not found a single more important medicine than the feeding of as fresh a diet as possible to our dogs and cats.  While animal guardians often rely on their veterinarians as expert resources on both surgical and medical approaches to various diseases, when […]

Benefits of giving your dog or cat Omega 3

Benefits of giving your dog or cat Omega 3

There is not a hotter topic in nutritional supplementation today for both preventative and therapeutic health in both dogs and cats than the use of a good quality Omega 3 fatty acid supplement.  In fact, there is potential benefit in most organ systems in animals, as well as both young and old pets.  While many commercial pet food diets are now adding extra omega 3 fatty acids, these sensitive nutritionals are […]

Food for thought: pet nutrition

Food for thought: pet nutrition

I had a Lhasa Apso named Sandy who lived with my family for 14 years. Sandy died 4 years ago and it’s taken my wife and I all this time to consider getting another pet. I’m sure those of you who have lost a pet fully understand where I’m coming from. 7 weeks ago, we found Max (or Max found us) at a pet rescue in Palm Beach County, FL. Max […]