Pet Health

Xylitol is Something to Smile About

Advancements in dental health have come a long way since 1685 when the first dental book, The Operator for Teeth, was published. Now, with electric toothbrushes, water picks, and various other periodontic gadgetry, it’s not hard to maintain a healthy smile. For basic maintenance between six month cleaning visits, recommendations include brushing twice a day, flossing, and eating a balanced diet. But there’s more you can do for oral health – the California Dental Association recommends xylitol, which has been shown in numerous studies to inhibit the growth of specific...
Author: Jess Kelley, MNT

Your Natural Pet - You and your family eat a healthy diet, shouldn’t your pet?

You keep your family healthy with a natural-foods diet and the right supplements, but what about ol’ Fido and Fluffy? Even though most of us count our pets as “one of the family,” all too often we feed them a low-quality food and forget that our animal companions can benefit from supplements too.   The importance of food quality Just as you are what you eat, so is your pet. When you feed him a commercial grain-based food filled with animal byproducts, corn, artificial colors and additives, and other questionable ingredients, his health will suffer. Health issues may...
Author: Lindsay Wilson