Disorders of Calcium Metabolism in Dogs

Calcium is an essential component of the skeleton, and it has important functions in muscle contraction, blood clotting, enzyme activity, the nervous system, and hormone release, among others. Many different metabolic disorders affect calcium metabolism and can lead to abnormally high or low levels of calcium in the blond. In dogs, the most common disorder […]

Halloween – not for people only

Pumpkin is a miracle food for dogs. Is a great source of beta carotene and vitamin A and help keep your pup’s digestive system on track (good for both diarrhea and constipation). Oils found in pumpkin seeds and flesh support urinary health. Dogs with urinary incontinence, in particular, may benefit from a little pumpkin in their diet […]

How much and how often to feed

If dogs ran the world, the restaurants with dog food would be open 24 hours a Day. Most dogs love to eat. And eat. And eat some more. But though it’s tempting to show your love with extra helpings, or by making food available all day, overfeeding does no dog any favors. (Overweight pets can […]

DIY – Sweet Potato Chews

Prepare for your dog these single ingredient fiber – and vitamin-rich treats. All you need is raw sweet potato. Pure, easy, and unadulterated, dog treats don’t get any healthier, easier or less expensive than this. Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 250° F. 2. Scrub the sweet potato or yam. No need to peel. 3. Cut it […]

DIY – Eggshell Powder – extra source of calcium

One of the most important supplements you’ll need to add to your dog’ meal is calcium. If our pet had the ability to chew on a good bone every day, they would be scraping off bits of bone that then would be broken down in the their body and used to strengthen their own bones […]

Can My Dog Eat That? – fruits

Watermelon YES. This sweet, water-laden fruit is a great choice for sharing with your dog. It’s high in vitamins A and C as well potassium and magnesium. Plus, it’s low in calories and can help ward off dehydration. Just don’t feed your dog the seeds or rind.   Avocados NO. Avocados can cause gastrointestinal upset […]

Gastric problems and diet

While the occasional release of gas from a pet can be funny or even cute, excessive tooting may present more of a problem than just being unpleasant to be around—releasing too much stinky gas could be a sign of a health problem. Certain diseases, such as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and inflammatory bowel disease, can cause […]

Dangerous for your dog – xylitol

Do you give the dog peanut butter? Does your dog, like many others, love it too? It’s ideal for stuffing in hollow toys or for disguising pills. But increasingly, xylitol, a sugar substitute used in gum, yogurt, candy, and more, is being used in some peanut butters and nut butters. Safe for humans, xylitol is […]

Your dog will dig it – turkey and fresh veggies

It seems like we’re always hearing horror stories about the horrible byproducts that go into commercial dog foods. DIY pet food is starting to feel like the right way to go. These homemade dog food recipes will give your pup the nutrition they need, without all that added stuff they don’t. Plus, your dog will totally think […]