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Obesity in cats is very common and can predispose your cat to diabetes, Hepatic Lipidosis and arthritis. Overweight cats are being seen more and more by veterinarians for various disorders. Weight loss foods don't usually work because the ingredients are inferior and substitutes like corn and wheat are used instead of protein, so your cat will be hungry and eat more. This page will help you determine what to do about overweight cats so that your kitty won't have to be encumbered by obesity. 40 percent of cats in the... Read more →

Is Your Pet Getting Bigger Even Though You Are Feeding Them The Same Amount?

Pet owners continue to watch their dog and cat's bellies get bigger and can't figure out why. One main concern is lack of exercise. As our pets get older we tend to make them move less, play with them or take them for a walk. For example, a dog may start to limp (due to being overweight) so you don't want to take them out for a walk to damage their leg. In this case, they really do need to be on a reduced calorie diet to get the weight... Read more →

Science Diet Introduces Small & Toy Breed Dog Food

I'm on an email list from the AKC (American Kennel Club) and they recently sent out an email introducing Hills Science Diet Small & Toy Breed Dog Food with the title "Does your dog's foods truly fit his needs?" Of course I had to take a look at the website to see what Hill's was saying the small and toy breed dogs really need and this is what they state: Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed dog food provides precisely balanced nutrition to meet your small breed dog's... Read more →

Are All Omega-3s Created Equal?

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there as to the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. This article will break down the major sources of omega-3’s and give you the information you need to make educated choices. First, there are three main types of omega-3 fatty acids: DHA, EPA and ALA. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) are found in fish and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid ) is found in plants like flaxseed. When you choose an omega-3 source, we suggest that you select a healthy balance... Read more →

Animals shed to replace old dead hair and remove the winter coats they‘ve accumulated for cold-weather adaptation. Just like humans, animals overheat and sweat in warmer weather, so keeping their fur year-round is unreasonable. An unhealthy coat can have negative effects on pet owners - often in the form of allergies. Although most people think pet hair is the culprit of allergies in humans, it is actually the dander, or skin flakes. Keeping your pet’s coat and skin in optimum health is important to prevent future skin conditions, infections- and... Read more →

P&G To Acquire Natura Products (Innova, Evo, Karma, California Natural, Healthwise)

I just read an article from The Cincinnati Biz Journals stating that in June Proctor & Gamble will be purchasing Natura Pet Foods. This is a sad day for many as we know Proctor and Gambles track record. This will be interesting to watch as it progresses. These foods will most likely be taken out of many "Specialty" Pet Stores as owners learn of this purchase and now put in the Big Box stores. I just hope that P&G upholds manufacturing processes but somehow I feel it's all downhill for... Read more →

Nutro In The News Again! Toxic Levels Of Vitamin D Found In Cat Food

Toxic Levels of Vitamin D found in Nutro Cat Food. Nutro seems to continue to make the news and here is yet another breaking article - Another very disturbing part is the article also mentions ProPlan Beef and Barley from March 22, 2010. This is the part that made me want to throw up. As many people know we lost both our dog and cat in 2003 and they were both eating ProPlan. This was before the pet food recalls but our vet stated that they had the same stomach... Read more →