Pet Health

Maintaining Healthy Weight for Pets

Today, I want to talk about a subject that makes a lot of people, even medical professionals, uncomfortable. It’s something that our society has made such a forbidden, never-to-be-spoke of topic that it can be difficult to get the information that is vital to keeping our furry loved ones healthy and functional. I want to talk about the thing that nobody wants to talk about, which is fat animals and maintaining “healthy weight” for pets. One measure of how awkward we feel about discussing something… 

Arthritis, Joints and a Healthy Future

Arthritis is the number one cause of lameness in dogs, and as such, it is diagnosed so often that the word has become a part of everyday language, requiring no explanation for what it actually means for you pet. With that familiarity, there is sometimes a loss of a true understanding of what is happening in the joint to result in the symptoms that you’re seeing and, more importantly, what can be done to help them. To address this, I wanted to write about the… 

Plants For Your Garden That Are Good For Your Dog

There are lots of guides out there on plants that are bad or even poisonous for your dog. But what about the ones that can have actual health benefits? Create a holistic, healthy herb garden right here in Chattanooga, with our guide to some of the best plants for your pet. Before you start buying barley grass and getting ginger, however, take a hour or so to make sure your garden is dog-friendly. Leave a water bowl in a shaded area, stop purchasing pesticides and… 

Understanding Food and Treat Labels

As pet owners, we all want to give our beloved cats and dogs the best nutrition we can. Luckily, there is much new information now as to how nutrition is used as medicine. Hippocrates quote “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” is the simplest way to say you are what you eat! The veterinary and human medical fields are slowly starting to learn and realize nutrients are far more important than ingredients. For example, the protein of cooked egg is almost… 

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