Category: Pet Health

Garlic: Beneficial or harmful to companion animals?

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Some foods suitable for humans are harmful – or even toxic – for animals. Most notable among these are: • Avocado • Alcohol • Caffeine and other methylxanthines • Chocolate • Garlic • Grapes and raisins • Nuts (especially macadamia) • Onions • Xylitol (artifiical sweetener) And while we would never feed our pets any…

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Raw honey: A sweet food for the health of your pet

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Who doesn’t love honey? The golden, sweet, gooey nectar seems to enhance the taste of just about everything. But although you may love a generous slathering of honey on a piece of toast or a dollop in a cup of tea, why on earth should you give honey to your animal companion? Well, it turns…

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Should companion pets who have chronic kidney disease eat lower protein diets?

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Should companion animals with kidney disease eat a lower protein diet

  Animals with kidney disease or kidney dysfunction should not eat lower protein diets; as this commonly held belief is misleading. As long as the protein source in their diet is of high quality, such as white fish and eggs and easily digestible, it helps kidney function and overall body nutrition. It is the lower quality, poorly…

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