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Lets get those pounds off! A recent survey indicates over 50 percent of America’s pet population is overweight or obese. Health risks of an overweight pet: Damage to joints and ligaments Diabetes Heart disease Skin & coat issues Decreased length of life=( Digestive issues Urinary tract infections and possibly strive crystals (females) Decreased stamina Increased […]
What’s in Your Pet Food? Part 2: Quality Ingredients
Now that you have an idea of what some of the ingredients mean, lets look beyond the ingredient label. Looking beyond the ingredient label: Same name different quality ingredients Because the ingredients on two labels are the same, it does not mean they are the same quality ingredient and in the same quantity as one another. […]
What’s in Your Pet Food? Part 1
What are these Pet Food Ingredients When looking for a quality food, ask yourself – “Would I use the first five pet food ingredients to make dinner?” and then “Are the rest of the ingredients human grade and safe for me?” Here are some definitions of some pet food ingredients in some of the most popular […]
Why we don’t carry rawhide!
The price isn’t worth the risk or rawhide! Rawhide can expand up to 4x it’s size in the stomach, risking life threatening blockages. Dangerous chemicals are used to remove hair from and whiten the rawhide which causes the chemicals to leach into it. Sodium Sulphide Liming, bleach, coloring and glue to press into place before […]
Building a Healthy Immune System
Immune System – Simple things to keep in mind A very large percentage of the immune system starts and resides in the gut, so a healthy gut is a healthy immune system. Feed the most natural diet possible. Avoid chemical preservatives (BHT, BHA, ethoxyquin) and animal and plant by-products. Supplement with Omega fatty acids such […]
Does your dog or cat smell – always?
It could be food allergies (or tolerance)! An odor from your dog, a day or two after a wash is not normal. Try changing his/her food! Below is a short list of foods to help you choose a food that might help with food allergies. The key is to first get away from all the grains and high […]