The Importance of Lignans for Your Pet

The Importance of Lignans for Your Pet

We have all been encouraged to spay or neuter our pets. But the unintended consequence of these procedures is a hormonal imbalance which may cause disease and symptoms including: skin and coat issues (dryness, dandruff, itching, etc.) mammary or prostate gland issues...
How To Help My Overweight Pet

How To Help My Overweight Pet

In 2015 in the U.S. An estimated 54% of dogs were overweight or obese. An estimated 59% of cats were overweight or obese. Here’s a few of the health issues directly related to our pets being overweight: Type 2 diabetes Osteoarthritis High blood pressure Respiratory...
The Most Common Knee Problem Dogs Have

The Most Common Knee Problem Dogs Have

(…and how you can help prevent it) Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease is a condition which is sadly over represented in today’s veterinary clinics. It is a weakening of the ligaments, or bands of tissue, which stabilize a dog’s knees, connecting the femur...
Pet Health and Safety in the Fall

Pet Health and Safety in the Fall

Life changes gear in the fall. Our kids are back in school and depending on where we live, the weather dramatically shifts, we adjust what we eat and what we do around our homes. Autumn presents some hazards for our pets which do not need to be feared but simply...
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

A New Answer to an Old Question A simple Google search of the question, “Why do dogs eat grass?” yields well over a half million results. This is one of those questions that many have an opinion about, yet has stumped dog owners and veterinarians, with surprisingly...