What is the Ideal Level of Carbs?

A few years ago I went to a nutrition program at the Hills headquarters in Topeka, Kansas. At this “educational” (read “promotional”) conference I had the opportunity to speak directly to one of Hills’ lead nutritionists. I phrased the burning question on my mind at the time like this, “I understand that there is no […]

I Oppose Raw Meat Diets

Yes, you read that correctly; I am not in favor of any raw meat diet! I know this may sound like a big change coming from me, but it is not. Anyone who has been reading this blog or who has brought their pet to me knows that I am a huge promoter of balanced […]

My Spay/Neuter Recommendations

As a veterinarian, the recommendation to spay/neuter pets has always been very simple – do it and the sooner the better. Spaying and neutering involves the surgical removal of a pet’s ovaries and uterus (spay) or testicles (neuter). We have all been taught that this procedure helps thwart many health, behavioral, and population problems. However, […]

Protect Your Pet from Grain Brain

There is a lot of overlap between nutritional concepts for people and those for pets. David Perlmutter, MD is a board certified neurologist as well as a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He combined his knowledge in both areas of expertise in his 2013 book, Grain Brain. Grain Brain is a brilliant, science-based […]