CDC Investigates Salmonella in Pig Ear Dog Treats

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the US Food and Drug Administration, recently issued a health warning to pet owners who feed their dogs pig ear treats. They are advising people not to buy pig ear treats for their pets, and not to feed your dog any you might already have … Continue reading CDC Investigates Salmonella in Pig Ear Dog Treats

FDA Updates Findings on Link Between Grain Free Dog Food and Heart Disease

  The US Food and Drug Administration has been investigating a possible connection between grain free diets and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. DCM is a heart condition that is most commonly seen in certain medium to large breed dogs.  The heart becomes enlarged and loses its ability to pump blood to the body. Veterinarians … Continue reading FDA Updates Findings on Link Between Grain Free Dog Food and Heart Disease

How to Find Quality Pet Nutrition Information Online

Pet owners commonly seek out dog and cat food information online, whether it’s product reviews, advice on alternative diets, or how to manage your pet’s weight. But how do you know if the information you are looking at is trustworthy and accurate? The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has created two helpful guides for finding … Continue reading How to Find Quality Pet Nutrition Information Online

Vets Explain Health Risks of Homemade Cat Food Diets

Researchers at the University of California--Davis have found that homemade diets for cats are often lacking in essential nutrients and could even contain potentially toxic ingredients. The study, shared in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, evaluated over 100 published recipes and found significant problems with almost all of them. Most of the … Continue reading Vets Explain Health Risks of Homemade Cat Food Diets

The Most Common Food Allergen Sources for Dogs and Cats

Many pet owners struggle with adverse food reactions in their dogs and cats.  It can be difficult to determine what exactly is causing the reaction, and if the reaction is a sign of a food sensitivity or a true food allergy. The term cutaneous adverse food reaction (CAFR) is used by vets to describe food … Continue reading The Most Common Food Allergen Sources for Dogs and Cats