Minerals are naturally occurring inorganic elements that together make up the “ash” content of food – the material that remains after combustion. Minerals play many vital roles in the body, including involvement in numerous metabolic reactions, maintaining pH balance, functioning of the nervous system, muscle contraction, and providing structure for bones and teeth. Some minerals are nutritionally essential for the health of animals and have well-defined roles in the body.
Did you know that your dog may have been experiencing food sensitivities without you realizing it? With food intolerances in dogs seemingly on the rise, it is as important as ever for pet owners to be aware of the warning signs so they can find solutions for improving their pet’s dietary health.
Protein is the component in food that is the primary cause for dietary intolerance. If your cat suffers from any of the below symptoms, they may be suffering from a food sensitivity to one of the typical types of protein used in cat food (think chicken, beef, etc.). Changing to novel proteins in cat food can help this.
It’s important to slowly transition your pet to a new food so their system has a chance to adapt to the change. The transition period should be at minimum, ten days and could take upwards of two weeks, depending on your pet’s sensitivity to change
Life can be pretty chaotic at times – work schedules, family commitments and community activities can keep us on the run. Adding a new puppy to the mix can be both a joy and a challenge, but with a little forethought and planning the transition of your new addition to the household can go smoothly and with little disruption.
When it comes to knowing how much kibble and wet food to feed our dogs, it can take a bit of trial and error. One of the most frequent questions we get asked is "how much do I feed my dog?" With all the different considerations of weight, activity level, age, and environment, that can be difficult to answer. However, we've compiled some of our top tips to help you decide how much to feed your canine companion.
With so many different foods on the market, how do you choose a food that works well for your cat? There are many well-formulated cat foods to choose from today, so here are some guidelines to follow.