The first time you hear a dog Reverse Sneeze you may be tempted to rush him to the emergency room. A Reverse Sneeze can be quite alarming to hear, but it is usually not cause to rush your pal to the vet. The Reverse Sneeze sounds like a loud, repetitive wheezing and the dog or [...]
Barking is natural for dogs and they bark for many reasons. There is, however, a reasonable amount of barking that one household can take and if you have a canine companion (terriers, can you stop barking long enough for your guardian to read this) that barks excessively, there are a few training methods to try [...]
How often do you wash your pet’s food and water dishes? If the answer isn’t daily – then read on. Food and water bowls can harbor large amounts of bacteria from your pet’s mouth and the various places they are known to lick, such as their nether parts. Their saliva coats the bowl as they [...]
Ash in cat food is the inorganic mineral content left over when the organic portion of the food has been burned off. The mineral content can be any combination of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, silicon, sulfur and other trace minerals.
Ash is measured by heating a food to 550 to 600 degrees – the [...]
Reader Question: I am trying to get my cat to eat canned food. Poppie is 6-7 pounds overweight and from the research I’ve done I realize that dry food is not good for him and could be contributing to his weight problem. I am having a difficult time getting him to eat the canned food. [...]
The immune system is an intricate biological protection system responsible for determining what belongs to and in the body versus what does not belong and requires elimination. It defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances. The immune system begins with the skin and digestive system, and incorporates the glands, hormones, blood and organs [...]
Protein is arguably the most important component of your dog or cat’s diet, and is often the most hotly debated aspects of pet foods. What is the best source of protein for dogs? For cats? How much protein should be in the diet and can you feed too much of it? How can you tell [...]