Is Your Yard Safe for Your Pets?

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Allergies, Scratching, Hot Spots, Cats, Dogs, Informational, Kidney Disease, What's New | Posted on 15-06-2016



Pesticides and PetsSpring has sprung, summer is right around the corner, and I know many of you are looking forward to spending time outdoors with furry family members. And there’s nothing quite as inviting as a lush green open space on a warm, sunny day – especially if you and your animal companion have been cooped up for months. Unfortunately, often the most lush lawns and gardens in the neighborhood have been liberally treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and other chemicals that neither you nor your pet should be exposed to.  By Dr. Becker

Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet? 10 Fascinating Facts About Cats

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Cat Food, Cats, Fun, Informational, Raw Food | Posted on 11-05-2015



Best Food for Cats
By Dr. Becker

We cherish our cats for their distinctiveness – from their mysterious behavior to their grace and flexibility to their strange sleeping habits.

The Cause of Half of All Pet Poisonings, Are You Making These Mistakes?

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Pet Poison Helpline, What's New | Posted on 13-04-2015



By Dr. Becker

Every year, tens of thousands of pet guardians call animal poison control centers or their veterinarians concerned that their dog or cat has swallowed a toxic substance.

Protect Your Pet’s Body & Brain By Adding DHA and Antioxidants to Their Diet

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Allergies, Scratching, Hot Spots, Cat Food, Dog Food, Dull Coat, Kidney Disease, Raw Food, Supplements | Posted on 11-01-2015



The Importance of Fish Oil for Your PetIf you’re hoping to raise a canine or feline Einstein, you might want to insure your puppy or kitten is eating a diet containing appropriate amounts of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and antioxidants.  - By Dr. Becker

The Top 5 Ways to Prevent Unnecessary Veterinary Expenses

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Allergies, Scratching, Hot Spots, Dental Health, Holistic and Integrative Medicine, Weight Control, What's New | Posted on 14-11-2014



 

Healthy DogBy Dr. Becker  According to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the top 10 dog and cat illnesses reported in 2013 and the average cost
to treat them were:

Is Your Dog and Cat a Carnivore or an Omnivore?

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Cat Food, Dog Food, Fillers, Raw Food | Posted on 07-08-2014



Don’t Feed This to Your Pets – It Can Make Them Obese and Sick

Is Your Pet an Omnivore or Carnivore?By Dr. Becker

Five Tips for a Healthy Long Lived Pet

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in By-Products, Cat Food, Dog Food, Fillers, Holistic and Integrative Medicine, Raw Food, Vaccinations, Weight Control | Posted on 03-06-2014



By Dr. BeckerPet Exercise

If you’ve ever suffered the loss of a beloved pet, you know how truly devastating it can be. That’s why loving pet guardians everywhere are motivated to keep their animal companions with them as long as possible.

Pet Steroids – Are They Worth It?

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Allergies, Scratching, Hot Spots, Raw Food, Vaccinations | Posted on 01-04-2014



Drugs for Pets

Pet Steroids

Many veterinarians and experienced pet guardians have a love-hate relationship with steroid (glucocorticoid) therapy for dogs and cats. There are a number of synthetically produced glucocorticoids available. They typically have names ending in “-sone” — names like prednisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone and betamethasone.

Fillers in Pet Food – Is it Ever Justified?

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in By-Products, Fillers, Irritable Bowel / Digestion | Posted on 05-03-2014



Fillers in Pet FoodI ran across an article in a pet food industry journal recently that questioned whether fillers in pet food are unfairly maligned, not only by “informational websites” like this one, but also by pet food manufacturers who use phrases like “contains no fillers” to market their products.

Raw Diet: The Perfect Pet Food That Helps Pet Teeth

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Dental Health, Dog Bones, Raw Food | Posted on 04-02-2014



Pet Dental HealthMany pets today have significant tartar build-up on their teeth. Fortunately, a growing number of pet parents are becoming aware of the problem and want to know how to maintain their furry family member’s teeth in good condition.