Your pet isn't feeling well? has itchy smelly ears? itchy skin? allergies? to foods? How do you know? Is what your feeding your pet making them sick? How do you choose what to feed?
We are not experts but know how to search out expert advice - we've shared it because we know that one size does not fit all.
The grain vs. grain free debate continues. The FDA has walked back some earlier 'conclusions' and has finally agreed to complete thorough research before determining causation of increased DCM. Don't take our word for it...review the facts below.
What I don't understand is how there are so many more pet deaths in a similar time attributed to ingested flea and tick medications but there is no 'war' on them. (FDA reports below.)
"FDA has not taken regulatory action against or declared any specific pet food products unsafe or definitively linked to DCM. As the scientific community looks further into the role that diet may play in these cases, we hope to explore additional avenues about ingredient levels, nutrient bioavailability, ingredient sourcing, and diet processing to determine if there are any common factors. We have asked pet food manufacturers to share diet formulation information, which could substantially benefit our understanding of the role of diet."
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Lyme disease, flea infestation, side effects from repellents. Which is the lesser of evils? The following articles pose some independent research on various types of preventatives. We do offer some natural solutions. The decision is yours.
Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Canines. History, updates, facts. Additional information below - scroll down.
There is some debate concerning whether or not to feed grain free. Review the following for some detailed information prior to making your decision.
Ingredients in commercial foods are not always what they seem. Pet Food marketing includes half truths and simple misinformation.
What's with prescription diets? Why are some called "prescription" and some "veterinarian line"? Why do they cost so much?
How to Choose an Appropriate Food?
Your final feeding decision depends on your knowledge, level of comfort, consultation with experts and your own dog. Here is some food for thought.
There are not as many cat food advisory sites but I've located a couple for you.
There are currently no Veterinary Association approved CBD Oil products on the market. Research is being conducted as it is anticipated that there may be health and pain relief benefits for dogs as well as people. We will post information as we find it.
We are living through the first ever pandemic in our lifetimes that has had the effect of closing so much that we take for granted. But what about our pets? Can they get this? We have searched and found some information for you.