Category Archives: Diet

How to Manage Your Pet’s Diet During a Pet Food Recall

Cats eating food

Pet foods can be recalled for a variety of reasons, including: contamination with something toxic, bacterial contamination, inadequate amounts of vitamins, or the presence of inedible contaminants. Since I have practiced veterinary medicine through multiple pet food recalls, I have learned a few things about feeding pets despite recalls and what pet owners can do

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Pet Food Related Aflatoxicosis: What You Need to Know

A field of corn

There is an ongoing pet food recall for aflatoxin contamination. The Canine Review (TCR) has interviewed a number of dog owners whose dogs tragically died from eating the recalled food. The pet owner descriptions of the dogs’ deaths are graphic and deserve some medical explanation to help readers understand the disease. So, today’s blogpost will

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Medical Mythbusters: Feline Edition

The Cat Myth Busters poster

June is Adopt a Cat Month, and I hope lots of cats will be getting fur-ever homes this month. In honor of our paw-some feline friends, I have devoted all blogposts this month to feline topics. In 2019, I was lucky enough to be invited to Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp as a speaker. Unfortunately, Cat

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Fresh Pet Food: Fad or Future?

A dog and a cat eat together out of metal bowls

The newest trend in pet food seems to be fresh pet food. The New York City electronic billboards are awash with these products and my Facebook page is full of advertisements for fresh pet food as well. Fresh pet foods are different from regular pet foods because they have a very short shelf life. They

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