A three-year study at the University of Saskatchewan may find a new use for some of the province’s most popular pulse crops — peas, faba beans and lentils. Researchers believe that adding pulses in pet food may provide pets with a more compatible diet, which can help mitigate the health effects from diseases...
Commercial pet food has only been around for about 100 years but animals have hunted prey or scavenged for millions of years. Now, with some science and much anecdotal evidence, feeding raw — a more natural diet — is gaining momentum with both vets and pet guardians.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, it’s estimated that over 45 per cent of all the pets in North America are overweight or obese. And, experts say, the major cause of this epidemic is overfeeding.
One of the most important reasons to develop a good relationship with your vet and visit him regularly is to catch any serious illness, especially cancer, early. The sooner treatment is started for any serious illness the better your chances of a positive outcome.
Along with nutritious food and plenty of outdoor exercise, a healthy living environment is a great way to help prevent serious health issues such as cancer. Pets, just like young children, are usually more sensitive to toxins in the environment than adults, so keeping a "green" home will help keep them healthy and...
Veterinary oncologist, Dr. Sue Ettinger has developed a cancer awareness campaign called “See Something, Do Something. Why Wait? Aspirate” to promote early cancer detection and diagnosis. Read on to find out what to do if you find a lump on your pet.
By Susan Crawford — Dr. Sarah Boston takes a provocative look at cancer treatment from both the human and animal side in her book, Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life. What makes this book unique is the fact that Boston herself is a cancer survivor and a veterinary surgical oncologist.
By Rebecca Stares — Rebecca can’t think of a change in her life where her pets haven’t been transitioning with her, be it directly or indirectly. And to help each pet through this process and make any transition more seamless and stress-free, Rebecca uses energy work.