It’s been two years since the first melamine-related pet food recall, and during that time, more dog lovers than ever have decided to turn to homemade diets—cooked or raw—as insurance against potential problems with commercial products. Is a homemade diet really insurance? Yes, it can be, assuming it’s nutritionally balanced and takes into account your dog’s breed, age, weight, activity and overall physiology.
When you come home to a purr or wagging tail at the end of a stressful day, the sudden wave of calm you feel isn't just your imagination. Research suggests that your fluffy friend truly is good for your physical and mental health.
Are drugs such as Prozac and Xanax used too often and/or for the wrong reasons in dogs? Photo courtesy Susan G…./Flickr.com I recently came across this article on My Fox NY about using drugs such as Prozac and/or Xanax for your pet.
Wall Street Journal Chicken Owners Scramble When Their Pet Feels Foul Wall Street Journal As a growing number of suburbanites and weekend farmers raise poultry for fun, not just food, they are learning that top health care is hard to find.
The US Food and Drug Administration can no longer extend deadlines on releasing policies mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act, according to a judge's ruling in the US District Court of Northern California.
The “you are what you eat” perspective especially applies to cancer patients. This is why owners must be proactive in ensuring that their pets’ meals contain ingredients that are highly bioavailable (easily absorbed). Learn more about feeding a pet with cancer here.
If you love your pet, don't leave him unattended in the car. That's the message from the American Veterinary Medical Association, which reports persistent tragedies resulting from pets left alone in vehicles. In one recent case, a California man left...
Even cats could use a little therapy. Lately the headlines have been littered with fickle felines, like the Portland case where a family called 911 on their 22-pound puss, Lux, after the hissy Himalayan trapped them in a bedroom.
When alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn found out she would have to miss the Sochi Winter Olympics in order to get knee surgery, she was naturally super bummed out. So what did she do to make herself feel better? She adopted a dog...
Let’s face it. What’s not to love about Halloween? As adults, we get to put our maturity aside and pretend to be something or someone we’re not, even if just for the length of a Halloween party. And what kid can’t resist all those treats?
Edible News's insight:
Many of those dangers lie in those very treats that your kids love so much...
Feeding your pooch with locally sourced meats and vegetables may seem like the culinary equivalent of a Versace pet bowl. But producers of this posh-sounding pet food say it can cut down on food waste and help farmers.
Edible News's insight:
Producers of farm-to-dog-bowl food say the concept is more about locavorism and sustainability than about pampering pooches...
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