The "C" Word: 4 Ways to Help Prevent a Cancer Diagnosis

Written on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
The "C" Word: 4 Ways to Help Prevent a Cancer Diagnosis

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH 

Sadly, we all know or have known a human or pet with cancer. It is estimated by research published in The Veterinary Journal in 2016 that 1 in 3 dogs will develop cancer. Dr. Ekstein wrote in an article published on WebMD that it's the leading cause of death in cats over the age of 10. 
 
Cancer is a genetic miscommunication during the growth of new cells whereby uncontrolled tumour or overgrowth of abnormal cells is created. These overgrowths can be benign or malignant and can affect numerous parts of the body. Cancer happens for a variety of reasons including genetic predisposition, environmental factors, diet, stress levels and more. 
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The Value in Finding Holistic Veterinarian

Written on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
The Value in Finding Holistic Veterinarian
By Sarah Griffiths, DCH
 
Modern day pet owners are given so many choices for how they take care of their pets. We can choose from a wide range of diet options, all kinds of ingenious pet care and sport therapy products and services, supplements, herbs, and more! We also have the option of what type of veterinarian we want to have to help us care for our pets. Veterinarians can specialize in different areas of conventional medicine but they can also specialize is holistic and preventative health care. 
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Kidney Disease: Does Your Pet Really Have It?

Written on Monday, May 8th, 2017
Kidney Disease: Does Your Pet Really Have It?

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH 

Kidney and urinary tract diseases are prevalent among companion animals. There are a number of contributing factors and diet plays a major role. How does diet affect the diagnosis of kidney dysfunction? And the prognosis for your pet?

There are some things you need to know first! It matters whether you feed commercial pet food or raw food. Why? Because the two types of feeding create two different scenarios if we examine it in clinical terms, mainly through blood work and clinical symptoms.

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Small Breed Dogs and Periodontal Disease

Written on Monday, April 17th, 2017
Small Breed Dogs and Periodontal Disease

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH

Did you know that your small breed dog is genetically predisposed to dental/periodontal disease? The major reason for this is that small dogs have smaller jaws and the teeth are more crowded, leaving tighter spaces for food particles to hide. Genetics, diet, age and health status also play a role.

The type of diet chosen for small breed dogs is crucial to their periodontal health. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a dry food diet that promotes dental health. Chewing kibbles does not keep teeth clean. In fact, it does the opposite when tiny dry food particles get caught between the tooth and the gum. Saying that kibble cleans teeth is like saying that a hard cookie would clean your own teeth when we know this couldn't possibly be the case!

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What is Ocean Wise?

Written on Thursday, March 16th, 2017
What is Ocean Wise?

By Sarah Griffiths

Many of you know that we’ve recently started offering locally farmed certified organic coho salmon. Yum! This salmon is also Ocean Wise certified. So what does that mean?

Ocean Wise is a part of the Vancouver Aquarium ocean conservation program. It's a certification given to participating businesses who meet the criteria. The certification is based on the latest scientific research to recommend sustainable seafood choices to companies that partner with them.

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Switching To A Raw Food Diet

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Find out everything you need to know about a raw pet food diet, and how you can make the switch.

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