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Irritable Bowel Disease
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Dogs, Cats
A Fresh Perspective on Irritable Bowel Disease. What is it? What causes it? How can you help your pet?
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Balancing the Raw Food Diet for Puppies and Kittens. Feeding raw as soon as your pet is ready for solid food it's a wonderful way to set them up for health and longevity. Learn more.
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Your Pet’s “Strange” Behaviour Could Be Diet-Related. Is your pet displaying strange or unusual behaviour? Does he or she seem overly hyperactive, aggressive, nervous, or on edge? Learn More.
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Pancreatitis: The Root Causes and Solutions. If your pet is at risk for pancreatitis, there are logical solutions to consider in order to protect your pet from this terrible disease and to improve their health.
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Obesity: Is Your Pet Fluffy or Fat?
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Dogs, Cats
Obesity: Is Your Pet Fluffy or Fat?. The Banfield State of Pet Health Report shows that in the last ten years, obesity in cats has risen by 169% and in dogs by 158%. Learn what causes obesity and how to prevent it.
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Management of Diabetes with a Whole Food Diet. According to the Banfield State of Health Report 2016, canine diabetes has increased by 79.7% since 2006, while in felines the prevalence of diabetes has increased 18.1% over the same time frame.
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Joint-Related Disease and Nutritional Solutions (Part 2)
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The Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating whether grain-free diets or “boutique diets” may play a role in the development of canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
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Summer Activities to Enjoy With Your Pets
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Dogs
It’s summer! We thought it would never arrive. Now, it’s time for fun activities with your pet. What’s your favourite warm weather activity? We’re sharing ours here.
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Essentials of Bone, Muscle and Joint Health for Dogs and Cats (Part 1). No matter what your pet’s age, bone, muscle and joint health are important aspects of ensuring that they have a happy and healthy life.
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It’s time to talk about what your options are when your pet is diagnosed with kidney disease and how you can manage it with holistic strategies.
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It’s that time of year! Spring is here and soon it’ll be summer. We thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite B.C. spots to hike with your pooch.
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Why Kidney Diets Don't Work (Part 2)
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Dogs, Cats
This week, let’s talk about the disease and what you can do when you get the diagnosis. Vets often put diagnosed pets on a “kidney diet.” This is a one-size-fits-all hammer approach to a complex and diverse metabolic disease. So what ca
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Chronic Kidney Disease can affect both dogs and cats: 1 in 10 dogs and 1 in 3 cats are at risk of developing the disease at some stage in their life. Learn how to help us stop it one meal at a time.
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Gut Health: Probiotics (Part 3)
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Raw Basics, Dogs, Cats
Choosing probiotics for your pet: What foods and supplements you can use to support your pets' microflora.
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Food safety is a top concern for veterinary professionals and pet owners. We agree, which is why this week, we are going to tackle the topic of bacteria and food safety how this relates to health and wellness in our pets.
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Bacteria: Friend or Foe?
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Supplements for a Raw Food Diet
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Raw Basics, Dogs, Cats
Learn which four essential supplements make for a great truly balanced raw pet food diet.
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If you want to do something extra for your pets this holiday season and start them off on the right paw for the new year, here are some great foods to try. They are yummy, healthy, immune-boosting and add a little extra fun to meal times.
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Ever wondered which bones are best for your pet? Let's take a look!
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Bones 101: Bone Feeding Basics
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Raw Basics, Dogs, Cats
When it comes to raw feeding for your pet, bones are essential. They are nature’s toothbrush and aid in keeping your pet’s teeth and gums in perfect shape. Without bones, the raw diet is not complete and will be missing essential minerals
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