Archive for the ‘Dog Health’ Category
Animal based fats are essential for dogs. They need fat for energy, to absorb fat soluble vitamins (vitamins E, A and D), protect the nerve fibers in the body and to protect the body from cold. Fat is also the ingredient found in food that makes it tasty for dogs.
Fat also contains essential fatty acids, such as omega 6 and omega 3. These help with healthy skin and coat. Dog’s deficient in these fats (most often omega 3) may show skin problems, seborrhea, dermatitis and poor hair coat. It is always important to add EPA fish oil capsules to any dog’s diet.
Bodie is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Cattle Dog mix who survived Mandibular cancer. Bodie’s owners used nutrition to help Bodie recover from cancer. This story was written by Bodie’s owners.
B-Naturals Newsletter – July, 2009 – Benny’s Story By Lew Olson, PhD Natural Health This month’s article is a special story about Benny, a Great Dane puppy who was near death before he was surrendered by his owner. We’d like to offer our thanks to Sarah Hamilton and Benny’s new owners, Jillian Morin and Phil […]
B-Naturals Newsletter – June, 2009 Cancer, Dogs and Supplements By Lew Olson, PhD Natural Health While treatment options can vary for dogs with cancer, supplement recommendations remain fairly consistent for each type. The idea of supplements for cancer is primarily to support the dog’s immune system. No supplements or alternative methods can ‘cure’ cancer, but […]
This month we continue with Part II of Gil Ash’s article, ‘Quiet Killers: Tick-Borne Disease in Dogs.’ Part II provides great information on Prevention, Testing and Treatment. Gil began researching tick disease when her beloved German Shepherd dog, Thunder, was diagnosed with Erhlichia risticii. She has generously shared her knowledge with others for many years in memory […]
In September 2003, B-Naturals featured Gil Ash’s article on Erlichia. Gil began researching tick disease when her beloed German Shepherd dog, Thunder, was dianosed with Erhlichia risticii. She has generously shared her knowledge with others for many years in memory of Thunder. B-Naturals is pleased once again to bring you another article written by Gil, […]
Some health conditions may call for changes in the diet for your dog. While there are many commercial prescription diets for some health conditions, you can prepare fresh food diets at home. A fresh food diet can provide a variety of foods that can be helpful in insuring the best nutrition and help keep the fussiest dog’s appetite up so he will continue eating.
In tradition, I will end the year with more links for canine health and nutrition that answer the most common questions I am asked about dog needs. For 2006 resources, please refer back to https://www.b-naturals.com/newsletter/nutritionhealth-links/. Buck and Daisy, December 27th, 2007 wishing you a Happy New Year! Want to Feed the Best Diet for Your […]
Resources and Information for Dog Nutrition and Health Links By Lew Olson • December 2006 Newsletter The information contained in this newsletter should only be used as a guideline. Always make sure you have a correct diagnosis from your veterinarian before proceeding and always follow their directions and protocol. Resources and Information For Want to […]
Diet Is Essential to Health By Pam Craig, DVM, CVA • November 2002 Newsletter We would like to introduce another special guest this month. Her name is Pam Craig, DVM, CVA and she is the owner and founder of Animas Veterinary Clinic located in Grayslake, Illinois. Dr. Craig’s cover letter for her Veterinary Clinic’s Autumn […]