Optimum Nutrition

Healthy Skin, Beautiful Coats | Optimum Skin & Coat

The skin is not only the largest organ of the body, but it is one of the most important as it forms a barrier to protect from infections, parasites, and the elements. The coat’s primary function is to protect the skin from physical and ultraviolet…


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.…


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…


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.…


Allergies in Pets

Pet allergies are one of the biggest reasons dog and cat owners visit their veterinarian. Allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to substances that are either ingested, inhaled or come in direct contact…


Defending Your Pet's Health

A Nutritional Paradigm for the 21st Century By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. The focus on human and animal nutrition during the past five decades has been to determine the level of micronutrients necessary to prevent…


Reducing the Risk of Degenerative Diseases

By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. Many complex and highly scientific theories have been put forth over the years describing how and why our animals get sick. Evidence indicates that in spite of the many medical advances we…


The Natural Process of Tissue Buildup, Breakdown, and Repair

By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. Virtually every cell in your pet’s body constantly breaks down and is replaced on a specific schedule. This natural process affects the trillions of cells of the dog and cat throughout…


Improve the Lifespan of your Dog or Cat

By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. Optimum Nutrition, Health & Longevity If you want to improve either the health or the lifespan of your dog or cat you’re definitely not alone. Every day, hundreds of thousands of…


An Analysis of Today's Pet Food

Feeding the Dog & Cat Pet food manufacturers would have you believe that their packaged, highly-processed diets provide adequate amounts of nutrition to achieve and maintain optimum pet health… just like a fast…