Author: Stephen Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S.

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Update: Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease

In 2019, the FDA made a pretty alarming announcement about the potential link between grain-free diets and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)—a serious condition that can ultimately lead to heart failure in dogs. Since then, there have been some important updates on this topic that I want to share with you.

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Nurturing Your Pet’s Microbiome

When you became a dog or cat owner, I bet you never thought he or she would come with a whole community of other bugs as part of the package. Fortunately, I’m not talking about fleas, ticks, or mites. I’m talking about your pet’s microbiome. And unlike fleas and other pests, the “bugs” that make […]

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Pet Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Year

Besides making clear how wonderful pets are, 2020 has really brought to light the importance of healthy lifestyle habits – for us and our pets! There’s never been a better time to be proactive about your health and the health of your pet. Luckily, our pets want in on whatever we’re doing, and as long as we’re spending time with them, they are happy to “resolve to be healthier.”

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Avoid Holiday Dangers – Pet Safety Tips

Nothing puts a damper on good times quite like having to rush your dog or cat to the vet or hospital due to a holiday-related mishap. Here are some common holiday dangers for pets to keep in mind, so you can plan and decorate accordingly—and celebrate with a little less stress and worry.

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The Benefits of Having Pets

We know instinctively that petting and playing with our pets is good for us. It relaxes us, gives us a sense of connection, and reminds us that we have a special place in this manic 24/7 world. But beyond “the feels,” as my grandkids might say, it turns out that our four-legged friends can truly […]

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What Human Food Can Cats Eat?

There’s a range of human foods that cats can safely eat—and a few they absolutely need to avoid. Some may even surprise you. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs and Cats

Are omega 3 fatty acids good for dogs and cats? You bet! Here’s more on the benefits of supplementing your pet’s diet with fish or fish oil.

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How to Slim Down an Overweight Cat

Is your kitty not as agile or svelte as they used to be? You’re not alone…An estimated 60 percent of cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese, with 33.5 percent being the latter. Here are 5 ways you can help your cat lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

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Healthy Dog Food Guide

Food plays a HUGE role in the overall health of your dog, which is why it’s essential to choose the healthiest dog food you can to keep your them healthy and happy! However, there’s far more to choosing the right dog food than you may realize- so what are the best choices you can make when feeding your dog?

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Understanding Dog Body Language

As much as we’d love it if they could- our dogs can’t speak people language. However, they do tell us a lot with vocalizations, body movements, and facial expressions to let us know how they are feeling as their own way of “speaking” to us. Learn more about what your dog is telling you with his actions and become fluent in dog!

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