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Digestive Support and the Importance of Probiotics

Table of Contents General Testing Probiotics and Prebiotics Digestive Support Dr. Bill's Digestive Support: The Importance of Probiotics for Dogs and Cats General How we feed our pets and 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,…


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…


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…


7 Greatest Threats to Your Pet's Health

By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. 1. Inappropriate Nutrition Nutrition must provide the ideal level of all macronutrients, micronutrients and total energy needed during all developmental and maintenance phases in life. It…


Canine Liver Disease

Table of Contents General Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Acute Liver Failure Canine Liver Disease The liver is an important organ as it aids in digestion, blood clotting, and…


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…


Feline Liver Disease

Liver disease in cats can occur in cats of any age, and it occurs when the liver is damaged. The liver is the largest internal organ of the body and is responsible for a number of metabolic, functional and…


Life Stage Pet Nutrition

Growing Puppies and Kittens The primary nutritional goal during growth is to assure full genetic potential where healthy organs, strong muscles, tendons and bones are achieved. Most pet owners have a tendency to…


Canine Kidney Disease

Table of Contents Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment & Management Prevention Canine Kidney Disease Kidney disease, also known as renal disease, is a common occurrence and can develop in two…