Every month it seems we have at least one national observance that focuses on our pets. Last month it was Adopt a Shelter Dog month and this month is another special month – it’s National Senior Pet Month, a month we devote to adopting, caring for and loving our senior pets.
In July 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced reports from veterinarians on a potential link between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs and the consumption of pet foods that contained certain grains such as peas, lentils, legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.
The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is marigolds. We recently wrote about garden safety and noted that marigolds are a natural insect repellent, but are they okay for your pets to eat and are they found in pet food?
About five years ago, an interesting study regarding the effects of auditory stimulation on kenneled dogs was released by a team at Colorado State University (Kogan). Its findings were compatible with a similar study released in 2002 from Queens University in Belfast (Wells).