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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.