Posts Categorized: diet and health

Saying No to Poor Quality Pet Food… Even When It’s Recommended by Your Vet

By Dr. Becker Recently the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) added a fifth ‘vital health assessment’ for veterinarians in determining the health status of their cat and dog patients. The four existing assessments are: temperature, cardio function, respiratory health, and pain. The new “5th Vital Assessment”1 is nutrition. Per Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, and executor director… Read more »

Why Dry Food is Not the Best Food for Your Cat

          Here’s another great article by Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Karen Becker: By Dr. Becker More evidence has emerged linking dry food diets and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). A study was conducted at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Koret School of Veterinary Medicine to evaluate urethral obstruction (UO), which is… Read more »

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 »

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 »

It’s Healthier to Feed on a Schedule

We at Green Dog strongly believe that both dogs and cats do better physically with scheduled feedings as opposed to leaving food in the bowl all day. I know that many of you groan when we say this, as cats especially can be difficult to convince that this is an OK way to be fed…. Read more »

Some of Our Favorite Nutrition Resources

I wrote this up a while back for a nutrition lecture I was giving, and I thought it might be useful to post it somewhere for more people to use. These are some of our favorite resources for people to use when trying to educate themselves about their pets. – Christine Resources: Watch the documentary… Read more »

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 »