• Myths around Urinary Tract Health in Dogs and Cats

    Myths around Urinary Tract Health in Dogs and Cats

    7 March, 2014 by Dr. Doreen M. Houston

    Myth 1: Salt in urinary diets is bad. It can lead to kidney failure, hypertension and associated heart disease, and calcium oxalate bladder and kidney stones.

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  • Does your dog have seasonal environmental allergies?

    Does your dog have seasonal environmental allergies?

    5 July, 2013 by Laura Western

    Like humans, dogs can be allergic to ragweed, grass, pollens, molds and dust mites. Humans’ seasonal environmental allergies are typically identified by sneezing, running nose, and red irritated watery eyes but when a dog is affected by seasonal environmental allergies the typical symptoms are much different. #ItchyPetSeeYourVet

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  • Carnivore vs. Herbivore vs. Omnivore

    Carnivore vs. Herbivore vs. Omnivore

    10 June, 2013 by Dr. Sara Ritzie, D.V.M.

    There is a fair amount of debate over whether a dog is an omnivore or a carnivore.  And this debate will continue as long as marketing campaigns continue to use it in an attempt to sway you into a belief about how a dog should be fed.  When I get sucked into a discussion about this, the first thing that comes to mind is… WHO CARES????

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  • Is canned food just a treat?

    Is canned food just a treat?

    25 April, 2013 by Laura Western

    Many people use canned food as a treat or top dressing in addition to their pets’ dry meals. Whether you have a cat or a dog most can’t resist the appealing smell and soft texture of canned food.

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  • No Guts, No Glory Part 2 – The Whole Animal Movement to help Support the Planet

    No Guts, No Glory Part 2 – The Whole Animal Movement to help Support the Planet

    21 March, 2013 by Jessica Danelon, MSc.

    The fact is, not using the whole meat animal after it has been slaughtered is wasteful. With a hungry human population (let alone the pet population) that’s growing exponentially, coupled with declining rates of farming and space for farming, we aren’t doing ourselves any favours by being squeamish about “by-products” or “offal”.

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