Category Archives: Pet Health

Is a Dog Being Allergic to Chicken Really a “Thing?”

Is it truly possible that a dog can be “allergic” to chicken? This seems to be a popular belief as the cause for a dog to have itchy skin, hot spots, or waxy, infected ears. From chicken?! Really?! I mean … Continue reading

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What to Do with The Scary News Your Dog Has Lung Cancer?

There’s no worse word your vet can say to you than “cancer.” Your blood runs cold, you get shivers up your spine, your mind goes blank and you want to run, scream, cry, or a combination of all those things. … Continue reading

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Forbidden Foods For Dogs – Or Not?

LinkAKC recently asked me to do an online Q & A interview – but they weren’t really able to fully use my answers. So I thought I’d give you the unredacted version! 1. Is it OK to give your dog … Continue reading

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Mix it Up: Canned and Dry Cat Food Together

I received an email from Susan, a listener to my radio show CAT CHAT® who asked the following question: I’ve read over and over (and I see on your site you feel the same) that wet food is far superior … Continue reading

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The Mystery of “Crude Protein:” What is it, really?

Read the label on your dog’s food, and you’ll see a section called “Guaranteed Analysis.” That’s called the “ingredient dec” (or “declaration”) in pet food manufacturing lingo. Listed there, along with all the ingredients, you’ll find percentages for moisture, crude … Continue reading

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