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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Sweet potatoes vs white potatoes: what’s the difference for your pet?

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SWEET POTATOES VS WHITE POTATOES: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR PET?

There’s a famous old song with the lyrics, “You say potato, I say potahto; let’s call the whole thing off.” The songwriters obviously weren’t intending to compare the nutritional characteristics of white potatoes and sweet potatoes when they penned that line, but it’s not such a stretch. Navigating the white potato versus sweet potato maze…

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Coconut oil: The “good” saturated fat

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For some of us, coconuts conjure up images of palm trees and tropical locales. For others, they take us back to mouth-watering memories of our mother’s home-baked coconut cream pie—or even the sweet, gooey center of our favorite childhood candy bar! But did you know that besides tasting delicious, the oil pressed from the meat…

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Avocados – Poisonous to companion animals or not?

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In a post on garlic toxicity I listed the known toxic food to pets, with avocados among them. But people often approach me, insistent that avocados are not toxic to companion animals. Clearly, there is much debate on this topic among both pet parents and veterinary professionals. So, let’s clear up the confusion and settle…

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Is a grain-free diet truly grain-free?

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Is a grain-free diet truly grain-free? | NutriScan

  A publisher of market research in the food, beverage, consumer packaged goods, and demographic sectors—Packaged Facts—reported that 89% of pet owners surveyed purchase kibble, 10% steer towards natural/organic and 6% buy grain-free foods. I was surprised by these findings since the grain-free trend is skyrocketing, and did not think these figures accurately reflected what…

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