A Pet’s Diet and Heart Disease – Is there a link?

A Pet’s Diet and Heart Disease – Is there a link?

By: Dr. Jaclyn Erwin, DVM Over the summer, the FDA sent out a warning to all dog owners that grain-free diets may be related to a specific heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). DCM is a known disease of large breed and giant breed dogs such as Boxers,...

Nutrition, Skin, and Cats

My cat’s haircoat is a problem. He sheds all the time and sometimes gets sores where he has chewed himself. My veterinarian says he may have allergies and that he may need to eat a special diet. I’m not sure I understand how what he eats can make a difference in his...

Nutrition, Skin, and Dogs

My dog sheds all the time and sometimes he gets sores where he has chewed himself. My veterinarian says he may have allergies and that he may need to eat a special diet. How can his diet make a difference in his skin and haircoat? As far back as 1953, veterinarians...