Hello! Today I wanted to address the concern of taurine in our pet’s foods. There have been a couple of articles going around lately that are really alarming pet owners. After reading the articles, I have learned quite a bit about taurine and some of the misconceptions around some of the claims.
As anyone who feeds their dog or cat a raw diet, you are often asked the W word. Why? Why would anyone feed their pet raw meat when you can drive ten minutes to your local pet store and buy a bag of dry food for a fraction of the cost? Some of the bags even say things like “organic” or “natural”, so what exactly is the point of a raw diet?
According to Dr. Dobias, grasses are beneficial for dogs to eat. Once again, as long as they are not treated with chemicals. According to Dr. Dobias, because dogs eat a mostly meat diet, grasses provide alkalizing foods rich with antioxidants and chlorophyll. The alkalizing foods can soothe the gut and balance the pH in the gut. But it doesn’t mean your pet is sick or has a disease.
It’s that time of year when the fleas and ticks are back to bug us and our pets! Did you know that the problem is 90% outside and not the pet? If your pet is healthy, and the environment they are around is relatively free of fleas and ticks, you shouldn’t have a problem.
Spring is finally here! And with spring comes allergies! Do you have a dog or cat with seasonal allergies? I do for the first time. I adopted a 7-year-old Weimaraner last summer, and didn’t realize her allergies were so intense! When we first brought her home, she still must have had some residual medication in her system, because it wasn’t so bad until a few days later. Her eyes were so red and she was scratching all the time.