The benefits of gently cooked foods

Despite common fears, gently cooked foods are very healthy for a pet’s nutrition for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, meats in gently cooked foods are baked to FDA recommended temperatures in order to destroy common pathogens such as Salmonella. During the extrusion cooking process in foods such as kibbles, many vegetable proteins are…

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Don’t let this Halloween go to the dogs.

This year, leave the tricks and treats to the kiddos, not the family pet. With strangers approaching the door, and bowls of candy galore, it’s more important than ever to keep an eye on Spot when this frightful night approaches. First and foremost, hide the treats! You probably know how sneaky dogs can be, so…

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Probiotics — Supplement Series with Samantha

During a nutrition consultation, I will always ask what supplements the cat or dog is currently taking. I’ve had every answer from “there are supplements for pets?” to “here’s an alphabetized list sub-categorized by supplement type”. Although the shear amount of supplements available can be overwhelming and quite frankly a put off for pet owners,…

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Keep your pup in his bed, not yours

Are you having trouble with your four-legged friend climbing onto every piece of furniture except his bed? To train a dog not to get on your furniture, you need to do two things – deter, and then attract. Specifically, you need to deter them from getting on your couch by attracting them to a place…

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Keep your pet’s holidays merry and bright.

To most people, the holidays provide a time for warmth and celebration. It’s a time for reflection, a time to give thanks. I would venture to say that this holiday season, you’d rather spend time gathered with your family, than in a veterinarian’s office for an emergency visit. Help prevent animal mishaps this holiday season…

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Keep your pup sharp as the weather turns

The days are fast approaching when we will be spending a bit more time indoors rather than out. Much to the dismay of our dogs, I’m sure. So I wanted to give some ideas for keeping our dogs both mentally and physically satiated during our “indoor months”. Hide and seek – the part of a dog’s brain…

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