Obesity is a complex disease with influences of genetics, environmental factors, and other diseases. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of the pets in the United States are overweight or obese. Why does this matter? Pets that are overweight or obese are at risk for several diseases, including osteoarthritis (OA). Obesity is ultimately caused by consuming more calories than needed. The excess calories are stored are then stored as fat. Hormones and chemicals related to inflammation are […]
Diets have been taking the human world by storm; try this! Try that! With all the talk about the best diets for us, we naturally start to wonder about our pets. Are we feeding them to best diet? Should I stay with kibble or pursue raw feeding? Does my furry friend need grain-free food or is it essential? The AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) published this article regarding raw diets. If you are on the fence or just need a […]
There is much more to the daily care of dogs and cats than meets the eye. For example, did you know it’s important to brush your dog or cat’s teeth daily? The mouth and teeth are commonly forgotten among the daily routine of pet care. This article not only provides useful information on how to better care for your pet’s dental hygiene, but also shows a video on what happens internally with periodontal disease.