Posts Categorized: cat health

Have You Heard Of A Catio?

By Christine Mallar The Feral Cat catio tour in Portland has sold out again this year! What’s a catio? It’s an enclosed outdoor space for kitties that keeps them safe from harm’s way and protects much of the wildlife that is harmed by outdoor cats every year. Between 2-4 billion birds a and 7 -20… Read more »

Attention Kibble Feeders: New Health Problem Reported

(Part 4 of our Toppers Are Important Series) So there’s a lot of information bouncing around the internet recently about grain-free foods contributing to heart disease in dogs. Like most things on the internet, much of this information is good, yet some downright irritating with its bad advice and misinterpretation of the facts. I thought… Read more »

Toppers Are Important Part 3 – Hearts

Hearts are high in natural taurine and make an excellent treat or topper! Taurine  Dr Karen Becker DVM says, “Taurine, especially essential for cats, is an important amino acid for liver and gallbladder support. It’s essential for optimal blood flow, eye health, cardiovascular health, and the production of bile in both cats and dogs. Pets… Read more »

Products We Love: Medicinal Mushrooms

by Christine Mallar   In each of our newsletters I’ve started to write a little piece called “Amazing Things You’re Not Buying”, featuring a product that we love. We have a number of products that are truly amazing, and that we wish so many more pets could have access to, due to their ability to… Read more »

‘Tis the Season For Fleas!

We’re coming up on a time of the year when fleas start to become more active. Here are a few quick tips to stay ahead of fleas (and ticks) effectively without harmful chemicals: Protect your yard Nematodes: When soil temperatures rise above 45 degrees for at least 2 to 3 weeks (spring, summer and fall… Read more »

Dental Health for Dogs and Cats

By Green Dog Pet Supply February is Dental Health Month, so it seems a good time to address the health and maintenance of your pet’s mouth. Dental health is so important to the health of your pets, and if you’re doing a good job maintaining healthy teeth and gums, your pet’s life could be extended…. Read more »

Claiming Raw Foods are Dangerous Isn’t Backed Up With Data

By Green Dog Pet Supply The FDA and the AVMA seem to have mounted a significant campaign against raw foods for pets, and we’d like to speak to that, as sometimes their information seems strangely skewed. Last August (2012), the AVMA issued a statement warning against the safety of feeding raw food due to the… Read more »

Carageenan and Our Quest to Change the World One Ingredient at a Time

By Green Dog Pet Supply At Green Dog, we have some rules about what food we do and don’t carry. However, sometimes there are ingredients that we learn about along the way, and when we do more research, the time comes to evaluate whether we want to keep the products that contain it. We never… Read more »