Cats

Please Mind the Gap: Understanding the Immunity Gap

At birth, puppies and kittens only have partially functioning immune systems, which makes them more vulnerable to diseases as they are unable to protect themselves. To help protect them from dangerous diseases, maternal immunity is bestowed on the…


Biologically Appropriate Diets for Dogs and Cats

Biologically Appropriate Diets for Dogs and Cats Dogs and cats evolved as carnivores, getting their nutrients from other animals. Their living conditions included fresh air, lots of exercise, sunlight,…


Dr. Bill’s Recipe for Optimum Pet Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most significant variables when it comes to your pet's health. Luckily for pet owners, it is also one of the easiest variables to control. Adjusting your pet's diet for optimum nutrition will lead to healthier, happier pets.…


The Raw Diet Rationale

A raw diet recreates the way our pet’s ancestors ate in the wild for thousands of years. Dogs and cats are carnivores. Left to their own devices, their typical daily diet, like that of their wild cousins, would involve catching and eating another…


Summer Safety Tips for Your Pet

Summer is upon us which means it’s time to remember how dangerous the heat and humidity can be for our furry friends. Leaving pets in cars, walking dogs on hot pavement, or leaving outdoor pets without access to water can lead to extremely serious…


Tips for Traveling by Car With Your Pet

Every year, millions of Americans hit the road in search of fun, adventure, or just some peaceful time off. More and more, these plans include traveling with their four-legged companions. Travel can be stressful for pets. They can become sick,…


Tips for Traveling by Air With Your Pets

The safest way to travel by air with a small pet is in an approved carrier that can be taken on board and kept under the seat in front of you. Large pets are required to be placed in the cargo area, which presents a few risks. First, airlines must…


Carnivores, Omnivores & Herbivores

There are three primary classifications of animals: Carnivores, Omnivores & Herbivores Carnivores are animals that eat the flesh of other animals. The carnivore’s digestion system is unable to break down…


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Feline Heart Conditions

Table of Contents General Different Heart Conditions Causes Congenital Defects Symptoms Diagnosis Special Tests Treatment Prevention and Management Feline Heart Problems GENERAL Cardiomyopathy is…


The Benefits of Nutritional Supplementation

A Nutritional Gap exists between the “typical” pet diet and optimum nutrition.[/caption] Nutritional Supplementation Can Minimize Pet Health Expenses The cost of pet care is measured in billions today.…