Environmental Allergies in Dogs – Canine Atopic Dermatitis

Canine Atopic Dermatitis is one of the most common causes of itchy dogs, however it can be difficult to diagnose and complicated to manage. There are three pillars to the management of environmental allergies in dogs - reduce allergen presence, diet/supplements, and medications.

Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs – Clinical Signs, Stages and Nutritional Management

You should know that there are TWO types of kidney disease. One that is "acute" meaning quick or rapid onset, and one that is "chronic" meaning that the disease has been going on for a long period of time. Acute onset Kidney Disease often happens due to immediate trauma - think of a car crash [...]

DCM in Dogs – Is it diet or genetics?

Prior to the 2018 FDA report on DCM or Dilated Cardiomyopathy in dogs - DCM was largely considered a genetic disease associated with only a few breeds. However in 2016 cardiology specialists started to see an increased number of DCM cases that were not associated with the typical breeds... Along with higher numbers of affected dogs than before.

How To Get your Picky Dog to Eat

There is an entire subset of dogs that are more picky - they may like food one day, but not the next. The typical picky dog may rotate through many different types of food or toppers in order to keep things interesting. Personally I have seen more picky Chihuahua’s, finicky Huskies, selective Shi Tzus, fussy Yorkies and choosy Doodles than any other breeds. However the truly picky dog can be rather rare - most picky pups actually have other reasons why they might not want to eat.