Posts Categorized: diet and health

Chicken Necks for Cats and Dogs

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 »

Dog Eating a Turkey Neck

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 »

Over Vaccination could be wrecking your cat’s health

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!

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 »

From Truth about Pet Food:”EPA document proves euthanized dogs and cats are rendered”

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 »

2 Pet Food Recalls this month

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 »