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

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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

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

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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:

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

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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.

A Little Known, Hidden Cause of Itchy Pets

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Allergies, Scratching, Hot Spots, Vaccinations, What's New | Posted on 07-10-2013

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By Dr. Becker
Allergic PetsDr. Sidonie Lavergne, assistant professor of pharmacology at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, believes drug hypersensitivities in animals are probably much more common than veterinarians realize.

Is Your Vet a Cautious or Casual Vaccinator?

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Allergies, Scratching, Hot Spots, Holistic and Integrative Medicine, Vaccinations | Posted on 25-03-2013

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By Dr. Becker

Dog & Cat Vaccinations : Why Less is More

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Allergies, Scratching, Hot Spots, Vaccinations | Posted on 28-06-2011

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Pet-friendly vaccine recommendations from Dr. Karen Becker.Vaccinations

Itchy, Fussy, Tooty or Dopey… Pets?

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Posted by Optimal Pet Foods | Posted in Allergies, Scratching, Hot Spots, Dull Coat, Fussy Pet, Irritable Bowel / Digestion, Raw Food, Weight Control | Posted on 19-10-2010

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And we’re not talking about the seven dwarfs here either.

Many of the common problems our dogs and cats are experiencing all come down to one cause… diet.