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Furry Friend Tips -- Food Allergies

Furry Friend Tips -- Food Allergies

These days it seems like food allergies are everywhere.  While it’s certainly true that some pets have specific food allergies, we believe this diagnosis is not as common as some would have you believe.  Candida yeast infection has many of the same symptoms as a food allergy (scratching and chewing of the feet, red blotches on the stomach, stinky ears with a dark discharge) but is caused by undigested food build up in the colon.  We suggest instead of changing your pets food to try adding a pro-biotic and digestive enzyme into their daily diet.

Furry Friend Tips -- Calories and Body Weight

Furry Friend Tips -- Calories and Body Weight

Buying quality food allows you to feed less and save money!  Pet food these days is nothing like what your grandmother was feeding.  Grain Free and/or premium pet foods are often very high in kcal/cup so keep an eye on this figure to adjust your pets eating habit to complement your spending.  Dogs, on average, need about 30 calories per pound of body weight per day to maintain their current weight. Small active dogs, weighing less than 20 lbs. can use up to 40 calories per pound per day. Large dogs, over 50 lbs., can use as little as 20 calories per pound per day.  Use this link to calculate your pets calorie requirement.