Vitamin D is an essential part of any balanced diet. What you may not know is how dangerous it can be. Let me show you three poisonings that have already happened, and a fourth that just might. Continue reading “Vitamin D poisoning”
Have you been told you should change your dog to a grain-free or a low carbohydrate diet? Perhaps you’ve wondered why vets are fairly quiet about it all. I’m going to show you some evidence that might just ease your mind
Continue reading “Are Carbohydrates Safe For Dogs?”
Cleaning a cat’s teeth? ARGGH. Before you throw your hands up in horror, here’s a secret: it’s easier than dogs! You just need to know how. Here we will tell you what you can do for dental care in cats.
Are Dog Food Instructions Accurate?
I’m going to start with an admission; my dogs have been fat. This will come as a relief (and possibly a delight) to those thousands of dog owners over the years to whom I’ve discussed their dogs’ weight. Today I’m going to explain why this happens to all of us, how to judge your dog’s weight and how to decide how much to feed them.
The guidelines written on dog foods are almost never right for your dog. Continue reading “Myth 24: You feed a dog by following the instructions”
This is Micki. He’s so happy and active that this is the best photo we could take. But he wasn’t always so perky. Last year he started having seizures and his very concerned owner brought him to us. Continue reading “How Micki’s seizures were fixed by a new diet”
Perhaps the biggest scandal of pet ownership in Australia is that there is no independent monitoring, testing or licensing of pet food products, and nowhere to turn when they cause harm. And equally shocking to vets is that it is easier to buy flea control products that are neither safe or effective than it is to buy good ones. Continue reading “Myth 7: If it is sold for pets, it must be safe”
Following our killjoy post about Christmas hazards, now we’re going to tell you why your pet doesn’t need treats! And why they are happier without them.