Posts Categorized: other health concerns

Giardia Recovery Tips

Friendly Reminder: spring is Giardia season! It’s important to try and prevent dogs from drinking from puddles and slow moving water. Giardia and other diseases that can be transmitted through contact with animal feces are prevalent this time of year (snow and ice is melting, releasing accumulated deposits, and the rain rinses fecal matter down… Read more »

Green Tip – Why You Should Avoid Farmed Salmon

When we are evaluating a pet food or treat to sell at the store, there is an (ever-expanding) list of ingredients that we will not carry, and farmed salmon is definitely one of them. Some items we don’t like because the ingredients are harmful to the environment, some because practices are inhumane or these animals… 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 »

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 »

If Your Vet Thinks Your Pet Needs Antibiotics, Ask Him to Do This First

By Dr. Karen Becker MRSA is short for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus is a strain of bacteria naturally found in most animals, including humans. In your dog or cat, staph can be found as naturally occurring bacteria on the skin, in mucous membranes, as well as in the GI tract. Occasionally pets can become… Read more »