Story at-a-glance In part 2 of a 3-part video series on raw food diets for pets, Dr. Becker defines optimal nutrition for dogs and cats and lists her nutritional goals for her patients. Your pet’s overall health is heavily influenced by two factors — genetics and environment. Environmental factors include diet, antioxidant intake, exposure […]
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Story at-a-glance In part 1 of a 3-part series on raw food diets for pets, Dr. Becker begins the discussion by reviewing the ancestral origins of today’s dogs and cats. From a genetic standpoint, domesticated canines and felines are essentially the same as their wild counterparts, who are carnivores. Dogs and cats […]
Dr. Martin Goldstein, D.H.V.M. eloquently said, “How can a pet whose life is devoted to pleasing his master be unaware of his attitude?” Because pets can’t speak people tend to forget that words, and tones, can and do affect them. Because we are so used to expressing our thoughts and emotions with words we may […]
Arnold Ehret once said “Disease is merely Nature’s effort to start performing the process of healing – the elimination of wastes and disease matters that clog up your tissue system.” Vaccinations, medications, pesticides, fertilizers, pollution, poor diet, processed foods… anything that goes in must be cleaned out by the organs. A body not given the […]
Here we are in the month of Halloween, when we celebrate the ghoulish, the gross and the gory. What better time to address the issue of bloody stool. . . . lurid, disturbing and spooky, eew!!!! We, here at Hero’s Pets, realize that sometimes it’s our job to talk about things that NOBODY wants to […]
Dry kibble food is NOT ideal or necessary to have a “complete and balanced” diet for a dog or cat… If a General Mills rep at the grocery store told you that Total Cereal was the only thing you ever needed to eat because it is “complete and balanced,” with all the vitamins and minerals […]
An ingredient panel is only the first step in evaluating the status of a particular food. The SOURCING of those ingredients and the Production Quality is as important as the ingredients themselves…… For instance, if one looks at Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken, three of the first four ingredients are proteins, which would seem to be […]
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Did you know that the Prescription Diet® (Prescription Diet® is a registered trademark of Hills® Pet Nutrition, Inc.®) your veterinarian prescribed for your dog doesn’t really require a prescription in the true sense of the word? I’m willing to bet that most consumers and perhaps even some vets are unaware that there are no special […]
Why does my pet shed and what do I do about it? Most pets have haircoats that shed and drop fur twice a year giving them a summer and a winter coat. However, that doesn’t mean that shedding is just a fact of life and you just have to put up with it… it also […]