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
It’s a new year and that means many of us have returned to the treadmill, yoga mat or swimming pool to undo the excesses of the holiday season. It turns out our dogs may need the same treatment, since a recently published study of more than 50,000 dogs in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
We all know food provides the energy and nutrients each of us, including our pets, need every day. But as a veterinarian, food is more important than just providing nutrients; it is an integral component of disease and recovery. Food and disease Food is also related to common illnesses veterinarians diagnose on a regular basis.
New pet owners often ask their veterinarian, “What is the greatest danger to my pet? Is it the dog park, the sidewalk or being cat-napped?” It may come as a surprise to you, but your kitchen holds some of the greatest dangers for your pet. Xylitol, a sweetener found in low-calorie foods, induces excessive insulin
Now that spring is here, the dieting we promised ourselves at the start of the new year begins in earnest. We also know that to lose 1 pound per week, we need to decrease our caloric intake by 500 calories per day to equal 3,500 calories per week, the equivalent of 1 pound. What does