You can’t think about Halloween without thinking about all of the candy that goes along with it. While this is super fun for us humans, candy is obviously not something we want our pets ingesting. Chocolate is one hazard we all probably already know about but a sneaky one is xylitol. Xylitol (also called birch sugar) is poisonous to your pet even in very small amounts.
Author: Holistic Pet Radio
Detect Early Kidney Disease: Kidney Chek Interview
Below is the transcription for the interview with Dr Hillary Sweet from Kidney Chek. You can listen to the full podcast episode here. ________________ Amanda: Hey, guys, welcome back to another episode. This week, I am interviewing Dr. Hillary Sweet, who is one of the founders of a really cool new company called Kidney Chek, they … Continue reading Detect Early Kidney Disease: Kidney Chek Interview
Why Your Shouldn’t Free-Feed Your Cat
In case you haven’t heard the term, “free-feeding” is when you give your cat constant access to an entire bowl of food so they can eat as much as they want, whenever they want. Typically this is done with kibble as other foods would spoil too quickly.
Raw Food Basics
This guide is meant to be your crash course into the world of feeding commercially prepared raw food (aka raw food that you buy at a pet food store).
Why You Should Rotate Your Pet’s Food
There is a long standing myth that you should pick one type of food & then never switch. I don't know where this got started, but I suspect someone in a marketing department of a pet food brand may be to blame. Regardless of where it came from, this is a very widespread belief held by pet owners. While I understand having brand loyalty, in my opinion, it's best to find several brands & types of food that you trust to rotate between them.
Should You Mix Raw & Kibble? *Updated*
Perpetuating the idea that raw needs to be an all-or-nothing endeavour scares away well-intentioned pet parents who either can't afford to or don't have time to feed raw all of the time. Getting some fresh food into an animal's diet is better than nothing.
Dilated Cardiomyopathy: What’s Going On
This is a transcript of podcast episode 1, season 2. Listen HERE. Update (April 2022) Renowned board-certified companion animal nutritionist Ryan Yamka wrote an article about the 2020 update from the FDA. I highly recommend checking it out. In essence, he concludes that there were many flaws with the initial FDA reports & that we still … Continue reading Dilated Cardiomyopathy: What’s Going On
Pet Dental Health Month: Introduction & Overview
Like humans, dogs are born toothless. Unlike people, however, they will typically start teething around 2 weeks of age, and will typically have their full set of adult teeth by the time your pup is 7-8 months old they should have all 42 of their adult teeth.
Should You Give Your Dog Coconut Oil?
Today I want to talk about something that seems to create a lot of confusion and sometimes even tension in the pet world... 🌴COCONUT OIL 🌴 *Please note: this information was originally posted as a part of my education series for The Bone & Biscuit Leduc (my store), so if it seems like you've seen … Continue reading Should You Give Your Dog Coconut Oil?
Fats & Fatty Acids for Dogs & Cats
There are two main reasons why we include fat in the diet of dogs and cats: to provide energy (calories) and for essential fatty acids (EFAs- aka omegas). This content is available on a podcast episode as well. To listen on iTunes CLICK HERE. To listen on Spotify CLICK HERE. Most adult pets live relatively sedentary lives … Continue reading Fats & Fatty Acids for Dogs & Cats