Seventy percent (or more) of your dog's immune system is housed in their gastrointestinal tract, therefore, keeping it healthy is essential to your pet's well-being. Leaky gut is difficult to diagnose because it involves trauma to the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. Unlike an external injury, leaky gut is best diagnosed through its symptoms which … Continue reading Leaky Gut
What are Seasonal Allergies? Today we are going to discuss seasonal allergies in your dog or cat. First, let's clear up something up–what is the difference between seasonal and environmental allergies? Environmental allergies refer to the fact that dogs can react negatively to anything in their environment including pollens, grasses, laundry detergent, floor cleaners, fertilizers, etc. … Continue reading Treating Your Pet’s Seasonal Allergies
Food sensitivities are commonly mislabelled "allergies, " but allergies and sensitivities actually elicit very different responses from the immune system. Food allergies are "quite rare" according to Dr. Jean Dodds, and a true food allergy will "reflect a more immediate immunological response" (source). Anaphylaxis is often the result of an allergic response. An allergen (e.g., bee … Continue reading Food Allergies & Your Pet
Raw food can be an incredible and healthful way to feed your pooch. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerously deficient in crucial nutrients including organs, vitamins, and minerals. This article will hopefully clear up any confusion you might have about what you are feeding your dog or guide you in the right direction to find … Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask Your Raw Food Supplier
Green lipped mussel (GLM) is an extremely under-rated supplement for joint support, arthritis, and pain relief. A good GLM supplement should be composed of 100% dried mussel, will be a brownish-green powder, and will smell fishier than a wharf. Our oldest dog, Allie, began having difficulty going up the stairs in our new house two … Continue reading Joint Supplements | Green Lipped Mussel
Did you know that most pet beds on the market are made in China and contain dangerous chemicals called Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) commonly known as flame retardants? So why is this a problem? Well, PBDEs are known to be neurotoxic (meaning they affect the brain), they are carcinogenic, and they affect the thyroid and … Continue reading Is Your Pet’s Bed Safe?