Dr. Mike Hutchinson
There are more than 3,000 dog foods in the United States and it is a multi-billion dollar industry. Shiny packaging, celebrity endorsements and words like natural, fresh, and holistic are on packages and often much larger than the ingredient list on the back.
Americans spend a whopping $18 billion a year on pet food. There are thousands of brands of dry food, hundreds of canned food and now, there’s another choice to consider.
You’ve heard the old saying about how kids say the darnedest things; well, perhaps the same thing can be said about what dogs will eat.
Most of us have a first aid kit in our house and many people have them in their cars as well. However, do you have a first aid kit for your pets?
Does your dog have dental issues? Lots of them do. In fact, smaller breeds seem more prone to plaque and tartar build-up. Veterinarians say it’s important to take care of that, and there are plenty of products that claim to be able to help.
Pet owners are carefully checking labels after a rise in recent cases of dogs being sickened in the U.S. and Canada by chicken jerky treats made in China.
There is an old saying that, “It’s hard to keep a good man down.” In this case, it’s hard to keep a good man home. A local veterinarian has been traveling the world teaching other vets about his work with stem cells.