Rehoming Your Pet Safely & How to Adopt Wisely with Angela Marcus

I had the chance to interview Angela Marcus former Director of Operations for the Pennsylvania SPCA and co-founder of the website GetYourPet.com on the podcast this week. We'll be talking about how to find a furry friend who will be the right fit for your family, how to rehome a pet safely, and much more. … Continue reading Rehoming Your Pet Safely & How to Adopt Wisely with Angela Marcus

Why Raw Food Recalls are on the Rise & What Really Happened to Rad Cat: An Interview with Susan Thixton

Today I'm so excited to be joined by the one and only Susan Thixton. She's the creator of the website The Truth About Pet Food, and she runs the Consumer Association for Truth In Pet Food, which holds advisory positions on two AFCO Committees, the Pet Food Committee, and The Ingredient Definitions Committee. Photo Credit: … Continue reading Why Raw Food Recalls are on the Rise & What Really Happened to Rad Cat: An Interview with Susan Thixton

Is Your Dog Missing This Essential Trace Mineral?

Zinc is an important essential mineral that plays a role in cell division, cell growth, wound healing, it stimulates enzymes in the body, and is crucial for a healthy immune system (1). In fact studies in humans have shown that "zinc supplementation decreased oxidative stress markers and generation of inflammatory cytokines" (2). While zinc deficiencies are more commonly seen in northern breeds like huskies or malamutes (as they have a genetic predisposition to poor zinc absorption), Kristin posits that they are a "silent killer" for dogs of all breeds, ages, and backgrounds.