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?
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). Most adult pets live relatively sedentary lives and so do not require foods with high concentrations of fat. Essential fatty acids, however, are needed by ALL dogs whether they … Continue reading Fats & Fatty Acids for Dogs & Cats
Texture is really important for cats. The top of their mouth, their top palette is extremely sensitive to texture. So, whatever they put in their mouth, they either recognize it as a texture they know, or they don't.
In this interview, Dr. Liz Bales talks about why HOW you feed your cat might be even more important than WHAT you feed them.
I had the chance to speak with Nish all about her recently released research on using supplements to prevent and stop the growth of canine cancer cells. We also talk about her favourite superfoods to give her dogs and much more.
Release Cues: The What, Why and How In episode three of Training Bites, Hannah from Free Spirit Dogs teaches us how to train a release cue. To hear the full interview on iTunes CLICK HERE To listen on Spotify CLICK HERE. What is a release cue? A word used consistently to tell the dog that … Continue reading Teach Your Dog to Stay (Until You Release Him)
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
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
Nikki White is back for another interview, this time talking about all things essential oils! We talk about natural remedies for deterring fleas & ticks, how to tell if your dog likes the oils you're using, our favourite oils, and much more!
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.