Why Pet Nutrition Experts Disagree: Who is “Right”?

When it comes to pet (or human) health, headlines that don’t tell the truth frustrate me beyond belief. These click-bait articles tend to create irrational fears and/or a false sense of comfort – all because many companies and media outlets have determined that web-traffic or readership is more important than quality, and trusted information. These

Grain-Free Diets and Heart Disease: The Whole Truth

Summary Recent reports discussing the potential relationship between grain free pet foods and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) have given pet owners and veterinarians alike cause for concern. Little research and data are available surrounding this potential relationship, and some within the industry have failed to recognize a greater problem. DCM is just one of many concerns

What You Need to Know About EEE Virus & Your Pets

While you are getting ready to take in the fall foliage on a hike with your dog or sitting on the front porch with your cat, here’s what you need to know about mosquitos in order to protect your pets from Triple E and more.


The Dangers Lurking in Pet Food Bins

You go to the store and purchase pet food, bring it home, pour it into a plastic bin with a lid – toss the bag away and go about feeding your pet for the next few weeks or even months. This a dangerous practice for so many reasons, and most pet parents are completely unaware!


Supplements & Improving the Quality of Dry Food

We literally could write a blog every day for a year and still not cover every supplement and their use – this is such a big space with a huge market to match. There is a supplement that can benefit just about every condition and issue, and they can also be used to boost nutrition.


History of Pet Food

The beginning of pet food as we know it began in the year 1860 with the invention of the “dog biscuit” in England. A gentleman by the name of James Spratt made this biscuit from vegetables, beef blood, wheat, and beetroot. These biscuits became incredibly popular, and by 1890 the commercial pet food industry had


Does the Way You Purchase Your Pet Food Pose a Risk?

In our previous posts we’ve examined how dry food or “kibble” came to be and why it might not always be a one-size-fits-all option. The pet food industry has boomed over the past couple of decades, with some incredible advancements in the last decade alone. However, have some of these advancements come at a cost?


Grass Eating…Problem or Not?

As greenery awakens in springtime, we often see our cats and dogs munch on some of the freshly grown grass and other vegetation. You have likely been told at some point that your pet eating grass may be an indicator of an upset stomach. However – this is likely not the case, and most instances

Fleas & Ticks

We’re already seeing ticks! And we’ve only had warm(er) weather for a couple of weeks and it seems that every time I look at our flea & tick preventative section it is nearly empty! The past few years we have seen an epidemic of ticks, and I have been asked every question about ticks, tick-borne