A unique look at what’s happening in research and its implications for pets.

Does Your Pet’s Food Cause Cancer?

Pet caregivers rely on government oversight to protect their four-legged family members from pet foods that contain potentially harmful ingredients. We assume pet foods are nutritious, and more importantly, safe. Unfortunately, neither of these assumptions is true. I have already written about nutritional issues with processed pet foods. Here we will explore a safety issue […]

Why is this Dog Goofy?

Recently I went on a special house call to Disney World to answer this age-old question. You will never believe what I discovered. It all has to do with a nutrition study sponsored by the Iams Company in 2004. The research revolved around the idea that feeding extra DHA (an essential fatty acid found in […]

Sometimes the Tail Wags the Dogma

The word “dogma” has been defined as “a belief or set of beliefs that is accepted by the members of a group without being questioned or doubted.” This word is usually reserved for religious doctrine but is also used in the area of biology. The so called “central dogma” refers to the idea that the […]

Is Your Cat’s Food Killing Her?

Is Your Cat’s Food Killing Her? A study1 published in the January 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association evaluated the thiamine (Vitamin B1) content of 45 brands of canned cat food. In all 90 canned cat foods were evaluated – one fish and one non-fish flavor from each of the […]