“You have to be rich to own a pet,” says the client reaching into her designer clutch she’d pulled from her designer bag. This is a client who spends, by my calculations, a dollar a day for her dog’s meals, treats and supplements. Seriously, a dollar a day, fifty cents a meal?
Whether it’s pet food or human food, veterinary services or your medical care, or an accessory for you or your pet, are you aware of the cause and affect you initiate when buying on price alone?
Q: I have a blue Pitty who suffers from some pretty bad allergies. Her skin is a mess and her hair is so thin that it looks like she doesn't have much. I have taken her to an allergist and she has been on a bunch of different medications (anti-fungals, steroids, antibiotics, allergy shots, etc.) and nothing works or she reacts badly to them. Currently she is on a grain free diet. We have fed her raw in chicken, beef, duck, venison, and one other meat. We give her fish oil, and have tried supplements that the allergist/dermatologist recommended. All of this is so expensive. I am desperate and don't know what else to do with her.
Once again the FDA has issued a warning to not feed a raw food diet to your cat or dog. The foundation for their argument is the risk of pathogen contamination to you and your pet.
Many clients aren't aware of the services we offer. Instead of listing, I thought I’d share a day that demonstrated our range.
Last Friday I had a fantastic opportunity to talk about making pet food and pet food ingredients on the Fox Morning Show with anchor, Sarah Simmons. Thanks to Sarah’s perceptive guidance,
On my flight to the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Conference in August, this muddy face broke the ice with the stranger seated next to me and I got to talk about one of my favorite topics: pet nutrition.
The recent Wellness canned cat food recall is a reminder we need to offer a variety of foods to our animal companions. Yes, this flies in the face of the traditional recommendation that pets need to remain on one food and one food only, but evidence demonstrates in doing so we can set our pets up for health risks.
Founder, President, and PetSage guiding light Terri Grow offers her insights and wisdom on pet care.