Nutrition for Liver Disease

Nutrition for Liver Disease

Workup for dogs or cats with chronic liver disease is often recommended when liver enzymes are elevated on a bloodwork screening profile (ALT, ALP, total bilirubin, GGT). Unfortunately, these changes are not specific for one particular liver condition and additional...
Picky Eaters – What do I do?

Picky Eaters – What do I do?

How does it start?  Dogs and cats may commonly develop variable eating patterns when experiencing a gastrointestinal upset or recovering from a systemic illness. Negative food associations may develop directed at a particular food, flavor or smell and that experience...
Food Allergy Testing In Dogs & Cats

Food Allergy Testing In Dogs & Cats

Adverse food reaction is defined as an abnormal response to ingestion of food or food additive and may be a food intolerance or a food allergy, while a food allergy is an immune mediated response to a food antigen, typically a protein in the food. Unfortunately, food...
Choosing Supplements for Our Pets

Choosing Supplements for Our Pets

Supplements can be foods, vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals given in addition to the diet with the intent of supporting health or modifying a disease state rather than meeting nutritional requirements. These supplements are also called “Nutraceuticals”....