Posts Categorized: diet and health

3 New Studies show the Benefits of Fish Oils in Dog Diets

There are a few things that I wish I could convince more customers to try adding to their dog’s diet, and fish oil is certainly one of them. (the other one is digestive enzymes, and I’ll be writing about those soon).  They have many benefits, including reduction of joint pain and help with itchy skin,… Read more »

Advantage Soon to be Sold Over the Counter

This week, Bayer announced that they will be making Advantage and Advantix available to retailers (read article here), meaning you won’t have to visit a vet to obtain them. Though the above news video is discussing the rise in dangerous side effects of other over the counter flea meds and not necessarily Advantage, we will… Read more »

Is Table Food Really Bad For Your Pets?

This is a really great video – Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker  describes so eloquently what we try to convey to people every day in the store. We humans certainly don’t thrive on a diet of processed foods alone – your pets also will never be able to achieve optimal health on a diet that… Read more »

Other animals can contract Swine Flu

I only include this as a point of interest – I don’t mean to spread info that might make people feel unduly frightened of something that is of very low risk or occurrence so far, but it is worth mentioning. Certainly, avoiding communicable respiratory diseases are another thing to add to the long list of… Read more »

Happy Halloween! Fun Stuff and Tips

Happy Halloween! Fun Stuff check out this link to cute dog breed stencils for your pumpkin carving. The “real” link is here, but I can’t figure out where the stencils are for that one. Maybe you can. Beware of Toxic Things on Halloween Don’t forget to be on guard for dogs getting into that Halloween… Read more »

Excellent Video about crystals and stones

This is a very nice clear description of how to protect the health of your pet’s bladder, and of the causes and prevention of stones and crystals in the bladder. I found it on one of my favorite sites, written by holistic vet, Dr. Karen Becker and she made the excellent additional point that in… Read more »

Nitrates in Food Should be Avoided

Did you know that a recent study found that children eating more than 12 hot dogs per month have nine times the normal risk of developing childhood leukemia?? Here’s a two part posting about the topic of nitrates in food. First, I was frustrated the other day when a customer I’ve never seen before came… Read more »

A tip on getting your cats to drink more water

Cats often do not drink enough water to stay as hydrated as they should be. This is because cats in the wild would get a lot of moisture from eating raw prey, but cats in our homes who are fed dry kibble are not getting that valuable hydration from their food. (Please see the blog… Read more »