5 Supplements to Support Your Dog’s Golden Years The gray muzzle; the slower pace; it happens to us all, but it can be hard to admit that a dear friend is approaching the end of their life. However, there are a number of supplements on the market that can go a long way towards ensuring that your dog enjoys many more active, pain free years as a senior pet! Fish Oil Fish oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically EPA and DHA. The benefits of omega-3s are continuing......
Fermented Foods and Your Pet Fermentation. Best known for bringing us beer, yogurt, kimchee, and sauerkraut. But did you know that the process of fermentation can provide a whole host of health benefits, for both you and your pet? Read on! What exactly is fermentation? Fermentation is a process of food preservation that is thousands of years old. As early as 7,000 BC, ancient Babylonians were using fermentation to make beer! In addition to alcohol fermentation, there is lactic acid fermentation, which can be used on dairy, fruit, and vegetables. This......
Helping Your Pet Stay Lean & Healthy According to the Association for Pet Obesity, 54% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight, and nearly 20% of dogs can be classified as obese. The story is even worse for cats – 59% of cats are overweight and over 30% of cats are obese. This is bad news for our companion animals, because carrying around too much extra weight can lead to a laundry list of health problems, including arthritis, orthopedic problems, diabetes, respiratory issues, and all around shortened lives. Making sure your pet......
3 Reasons Why Your Pet’s Annual Checkups are Important Preventive care is important for humans and our companion animals alike. But do your pets really need to come in every year for checkups, even if they seem perfectly fine? The answer is, they really do! 1. Your pet can’t talk This may seem obvious, but pet guardians are often caught off guard when their furry friends are diagnosed with problems they had no idea were causing their pets distress. Our companions sometimes don’t show pain much, and the signs of......
CBD and Your Pet: An Introduction Marijuana is legal in 29 states for medicinal use in humans, and legal for recreational use in 9 of those states plus the District of Columbia. With this wave of legalization has come intense interest in the medicinal properties of cannabis, particularly that of CBD. What you may not know is that your furry companion may enjoy some benefits from CBD as well! What is CBD? First things first – what exactly is CBD and how is it different from marijuana? Isn’t marijuana toxic......
Finding Your Pet’s Veterinarian: A Personal Story When my mom died in 2016, she left behind her two beloved cats, Elwood and Hermione. Since I have dedicated my life to being an advocate for our companion animals, it was hugely important that I save my own mom’s cats. Both Elwood and Hermione were eventually relocated to Colorado. I inherited Hermione, and due to the dynamics of my household, Elwood is now living a wonderful life with a friend. Every pet that enters into our life has a connection with us, they......
5 Ways to Support Your Senior Pet Through Winter While many of our animals welcome the cooler weather, some animals struggle a little more during the colder months. The freezing temperatures and icy ground can be particularly hard for our senior animals. Below are five tips that we often recommend to our own clients, to help their animals through winter. These tips can be hugely helpful in supporting your animals through this season. TIP #1 – YOGA MATS: Sounds simple, right? That’s because it is! Yoga mats provide excellent support,......
Animal Massage Therapy: The benefits and what to expect. Those of us who have deeply loved our companion animals know that we care for them as we would care for any other family member or close friend. We advocate for their optimal health, and we recognize the integral role that we play in their day-to-day lives. What we choose for them helps form their world for the rest of their lives. What we feed our animals, how we engage with them, and the physical and mental stimulation that we provide all......
Not sure how to go forward with introducing your cats? This blog is just for you! Successfully introducing a new cat to your already established resident cat is hugely important, and the steps you take can critically affect the way the following weeks, months, and even years will play out in your home. Moving is hard for everyone, including your cats! A hasty or unplanned introduction can lead to adverse behaviors including: physical altercations – fights inappropriate elimination habits – peeing and pooping outside of the litter box inappropriate scratching – no high quality furniture allowed......
Thunderstorm season us upon us! And with that, comes storm anxiety for our pets. During each storm, my heart breaks thinking about what many pets and their guardians are going through. We have all seen it- panting, pacing, drooling, hiding, running off, inability to get comfortable, shaking, whimpering, and even in some severe cases, seizure activity. If only we could tell them it is all going to be okay in the end! Here are a couple of ways we can help out our furry family, so they can be a bit more......