Kefir has gained recent popularity for pets, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? Science says it’s iffy. The reasoning behind that is that the most common commercial kefir products either did not have the bacterial species it claimed to have, did not have adequate population of those bacteria or the products were mislabeled. Some products even had spelling errors on their packaging!
Do you let your pet kiss your face? We’re guilty! But we’ve heard some say this could be dangerous.
We were curious about where science stood on this behavior, so we consulted experts in both human and animal health to find out how bad it really is to let your pet kiss you on the mouth.
Welcome to our NEW weekly Newsletter I hope you love it and as are excited about it as we are – I’m Nicole Cammack, the founder and owner of NorthPoint Pets here in Cheshire, CT. We’ve been busy behind the scenes building you a new & functional website, designing this newsletter, getting our Jeep ready for making local deliveries & most importantly – helping you, the best customers we could ever ask for. While 2020 was a trying year, we’re thrilled to still be here supporting you and your pets – a commitment we will continue to have for many years to come. We hope that your commitment to supporting this local business and others within our community stays equally as strong.
Though everyone might not agree on cats’ perfection, felines are among the most popular pets in the world today, with approximately 74 million cats living in U.S. homes.
The cat has long been important to human societies as a pest-control agent, object of symbolic value and companions. However, recent evidence from feline DNA shows they took their time domesticating themselves:
Check out the new NorthPoint Pets jeep! We’re riding in style to make those extra special deliveries this holiday season!
There has always been debate about how and what dogs and cats can see. The reality? Dogs & cats don’t see as clearly as humans, and their lacking in the color department. However, they can see movement better than we can.
The World is changing, COVID has accelerated that change in countless ways. I believe that the unprecedented collaboration between disciplines and scientists from all over the world will be looked at as one of the most incredible feats in our modern world. My hope is that this collaboration (and open access to scientific literature) continues and inspires other professionals to integrate their practices and their knowledge to work together to improve the lives of humans, animals and the environment. In fact, there is something called the One Health Initiative which aims to do just that.
The benefit and necessity of grain-free pet food have come under scrutiny in recent years due to an FDA investigation due to a potential association with a canine heart disease known as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). As a result of this potential association, many have been told there is no scientific evidence to support the use of grain-free foods in canines and felines, or that these foods do not provide any benefit over grain-inclusive foods. For the most part, grain-free refers to kibble, although some have also categorized various canned, freeze-dried, and raw diets under the ‘grain-free’ umbrella. But are these claims accurate?