Seems I’ve been spending a lot more time on my pet food soapbox recently, so I thought I’d post a few of my most recent rants.
“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?
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.
In this post, I'm letting a client share their new found respect for the healing powers of a raw diet. ~Terri
It was a pleasure chatting with you about our Montezuma! We feel indebted to PetSage for carrying Rad Cat Raw Diet cat food, the saving grace of our Montezuma!
Many clients aren't aware of the services we offer. Instead of listing, I thought I’d share a day that demonstrated our range.
While we got off to a chaotic start, our Holiday Treat Class for pets ended up being more of a social gathering of friends in the kitchen.
Miracle elixirs. Revolutionary nutrients. Superfoods. Each day new products, new miracles, new recommendations propel us into seeking a better magic bullet. As a homo-sapien, with a sizeable brain, we can choose to imbibe in one of these latest super nutrients, supplements or therapies. However, as our wards, our pets depend upon us to use that sizeable brain and to identify and qualify a newly proposed health miracle for its appropriateness and application.
Standing in line at the grocery store watching customers purchase dry, bargain brand cat or dog food is very hard for me. All I want to do is grab the bag and start explaining the health risks they are taking home to their companion.
Recently a young couple came in who’d been referred by their veterinarian for a “natural version” of a prescriptive diet for early irritable bowel syndrome.
Founder, President, and PetSage guiding light Terri Grow offers her insights and wisdom on pet care.