Otis came to us at 10 years old with quite a bit of plaque on his teeth (pretty normal for a cat that only eats kibble) and during his dental cleaning, the vet noticed that he has a few abnormalities in the design of his mouth that could cause trouble if not kept clean (pretty… Read more »
Posts Categorized: diet and health
I stumbled on this video on YouTube that shows nicely how well a turkey neck can help to clean a dog’s teeth. I also think it’s a good idea to hold them like this to make sure the dog’s getting the teeth cleaning value (just watch your fingers as they will feel the same to… Read more »
Today I’d like to discuss the reason why dogs and cats can, and should, eat raw meat. This is one of the most frequent conversations I have with startled visitors to my home who say, ‘My gosh! You feed your pets raw meat?’ â€¦ as well as clients at my Natural Pet animal clinic who… Read more »
This is an excellent article from Dr. Karen Becker on the dangers of over-vaccination in cats. It’s very relevant for dog owners as well. I’ve copied in in full below. There are excellent recommendations towards the end of the article. In a vaccine-related study of almost 32,000 cats, 73 developed inflammatory reactions after being vaccinated,… Read more »
Happy Thanksgiving! Thought I’d chime in with a few reminders for keeping pets safe on Thanksgiving. – Try to make time in the morning to exercise the dog, so they’re not too wound up when people start to arrive. -Though some table scraps are OK (and sometimes inevitable if there’s a large group of people… Read more »
It’s a frustration that there is so little regulation as to what is allowed in pet foods, and so much regulation preventing better manufacturers from stating that the quality of their ingredients is sound. This means that companies using condemned meats are protected from having to reveal the content, source, or grade of their meats,… Read more »
As usual, Dr Becker has done a great job of summing up a lot of what you need to know about how to control fleas naturally. I highly encourage you to read these tips. Here’s the link!
I really do like many of Dr Karen Becker’s video tips on pet nutrition. Check out this great video on why lowfat dry pet foods often do not work to help pets lose weight. We at Green Dog strongly believe that both dogs and cats do better physically with scheduled feedings as opposed to leaving… Read more »
Natural Balance is recalling its Sweet Potato and Chicken flavor dry dog food for possible contamination of Salmonella. See This link for details. Iams “ProActive Health” cans have incorrect levels of Thiamine in them – this can cause severe symptoms such as vomiting and seizures in a very short period of time. There are reports… Read more »
Here’s a link to an article discussing the problems with a veterinary insulin drug called Vetsulin. If you have a diabetic pet, please check out this link.