Posts Categorized: diet and health

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 »

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 »

Tennessee Girl Calls For Change After Dogs Die From Antifreeze Poisoning | Itchmo: News For Dogs & Cats

The Humane Society of the United States estimates that 10,000 animals die each year from antifreeze poisoning. And, Haley Ham wants to do something about that. This 11-year-old girl from Tennessee lost her two dogs, Sam and Jessie, when someone in the neighborhood gave the dogs a poisonous stew with antifreeze as the main ingredient…. Read more »

Eating Organic is better for you

Our local farmer’s markets are in full swing right now, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Living in Portland has really made us feel so much more connected to our local farmers – maybe because there are so many things grown here. It’s made us much more aware of not only how much more delicious… Read more »