Thursday, September 29, 2011

How to Read Pet Food Ingredient Labels & Choosing the Right Food for Your Pet


More and more pet parents are becoming aware of just how important their four-legged companion's diet and nutrition is to maintaining their health and happiness. But with so many different choices for pet food that exist today, how are you to pick? What are the key ingredients to look for? It is important to know what to look for on an ingredient label. Just as crucial is what you do not want to be present in your pet's food.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tips for Recognizing and Avoiding Food Allergies in Pets


More and more pet parents are dealing with food allergies in their four-legged companions, many without even knowing it. The signs of food allergies in dogs and cats are not always easily recognized. Once the signs are identified, there are basic steps pet parents can take to avoid common allergens, relieve their pet’s discomfort, and still provide all the nutrients he needs to live a healthy, happy life.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Pets

Many pet parents have experience with a pet who has issues with a “sensitive stomach”, but could there be more to your pet's digestive upset than just sensitivity? We were recently asked if a diet of Nature's Logic could help a dog with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This presented a good opportunity to research this all too common disease in pets – it's symptoms, causes, and what can help treat it. If you currently have or have ever had a pet who seemed to have digestive upset more often than not, there might be something more than a sensitive stomach at play.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Diet Tips for Cats Predisposed to Urethral Blockage

Pet parents with male cats, in particular neutered male cats, may have to deal with an episode of urethral obstruction at some point in the life of their feline friend.  This condition blocks the passage of urine and can be life-threatening if not treated.¹ If your male cat has not yet been neutered, waiting until he is around a year old, so the urethra is fully developed, may reduce the chance of urinary obstruction later. If your boys are already neutered, there are some food considerations that can help prevent future urinary tract issues. 
 
Feed Moist Cat Food

The mineral deposits commonly associated with urethral obstructions in cats tend to form in urine that is concentrated.² The more water your cat consumes the

Friday, September 2, 2011

How Your Pet Can Benefit from Sardine


When it comes to supporting a pet’s skin and coat, many pet parents are most familiar with salmon as a source of Omega-3 fatty acids. They may feed a diet that includes salmon or add a salmon oil supplement to their dog or cat’s food. But did you know sardine is a better, more cost-effective source of Omega-3 than salmon? Yes, this little fish, so often met with a crinkled nose when used as a pizza topping, is a nutrient-packed “Super-hero” that can benefit your dog or cat in a multitude of ways you may not know about!