• Best Appetite Stimulants for Dogs From the Expert Veterinarian in Simi Valley

    Posted on January 9, 2020 by Doctor Ron
    A dog is truly man’s best friend, closest confidant, and giver of unconditional love and support. Your canine companion is a member of your family, and when they don’t feel well, it’s important to identify and treat the problem. Just like humans, dogs may fall victim to a decrease in appetite or become disinterested in their food. While a day or two of this activity may not be cause for concern, prolonged issues with eating or appetite can lead to serious consequences. Luckily, below are several ways that you can… Read More
  • Life Stage Diets for Pets – Expert Suggestions From the Best Vet in Simi Valley

    Posted on November 19, 2019 by Doctor Ron
    When strolling the pet food aisles, the choices can be overwhelming. There are many different selections available. You can choose food for puppies or kittens, seniors, active pets, and overweight pets. So when choosing the best food for your furry friend, take into consideration their specific nutritional needs. Cats and dogs have different nutritional requirements. The age and breed of your pet are also factors. As pets age from adolescence to adults to seniors, their nutritional requirements change right along with them. The different stages of their lives need different… Read More
  • Common Nutrition-Related Dog Illnesses in Simi Valley Patients

    Posted on May 1, 2019 by Doctor Ron
    Our pets rely on us for exercise, fun, emotional bonding, and, of course, keeping them healthy through proper diet. Providing your dog with the right nutritional balance can be difficult, especially if you don’t know much about what your dog needs to live a happy, healthy life. Your dog’s diet should be monitored and changed as needed, and as decided upon by collaborating with your trusted veterinarian. One of the most important things you can do for your pet to avoid common illnesses is make sure they’re eating the right… Read More
  • What are the Nutritional Benefits of Oats for Dogs and Cats?

    Posted on September 23, 2018 by Doctor Ron
    For centuries, oats have been a staple of human diet for a number of reasons, but mainly for their high nutritional value. Oats can come in several forms that may surprise people, including teas and raw plant material. Although oats have proven to be nutritious for human beings, one may wonder if oats are equally beneficial for our pets. In recent years pet owners have wondered if “human” foods can be shared with pets safely and effectively, and many animal food brands and manufacturers have followed this curiosity. Dogs and… Read More
  • Garlic for Dogs: Good or Bad?

    Posted on July 7, 2018 by Doctor Ron
    Can dogs eat garlic? Many dog owners enjoy sharing their food with their pets. While some human foods are harmless, and even beneficial, to dogs, other types of food can be toxic to dogs even in small doses. There is no doubt that the benefits of garlic for humans has been substantiated with tons of research; however, is it just as beneficial for dogs? The answer is somewhat inconclusive, but here’s what we do know: garlic can be toxic to dogs in certain doses, so it’s important to be aware… Read More
  • How to Help Your Pet When They Won’t Eat

    Posted on June 23, 2018 by Doctor Ron
    Disturbances in our pets’ appetites can cause us to become stressed and worried about their health and well-being. Before you panic, read this article for a bit more clarification on your pet’s appetite. Some possible reasons for your pet’s lack of appetite Just like humans, pets can become disinterested in their food for a number of reasons. A lack of appetite isn’t a reason to panic necessarily; however, there are certain instances where your pet’s food consumption may be concerning for their health. Here are a few reasons why your… Read More
  • Why is Nutritional Counseling Recommended for Pet Owners?

    Posted on February 23, 2018 by Doctor Ron
    Owning a pet is a huge responsibility at times, as they are usually fully dependent upon us for food, water, shelter, affection, and a number of other basic needs. When pets aren’t well-taken-care-of, it can lead to costly veterinarian bills and frequent visits for health check-ups. Of course we all have good intentions when it comes to caring for our animals, and we aren’t all experts on animal care to begin with. It’s important to consult with an experienced veterinarian about the basic care of our pets so that we… Read More
  • Know the Foods That Should not be Shared with Your Dog

    Posted on November 15, 2017 by Doctor Ron
    Our pets are part of our family; we often let them sleep in our beds with us, take them to events, play with them, and treat them as surrogate children. Because we love our animals so much, it can be awfully tempting to allow them to indulge in all the splendors of human life—including our food choices. Even if you eat a healthy, well-rounded diet, sharing your food with your dog could be putting their health in jeopardy. Dogs digestive systems are based on their carnivorous nature—meats and proteins are… Read More
  • Healthy Diets for Pet Cats

    Posted on October 4, 2017 by Doctor Ron
    Cats are like children: they rely on us to meet their basic needs, which includes their nutritional dietary needs. Because we love our cats like children, it might be tempting to feed them the same foods that we love so much; however, it is important that we keep in mind that cats do not have digestive systems as humans, nor do they require the same nutrients, minerals, and vitamins to survive. Those of us who have ever been on a diet know that it requires an understanding of what our… Read More
  • A Healthy Diet Plan for a Dog

    Posted on February 27, 2017 by Doctor Ron
    Loving your dog means providing them with the best care possible. From grooming, doctor’s visits, and exercise, possibly one of the most important aspects of pet-care is their diet plan. For dogs, they require simple, yet nutritious diets that accompany their unique dietary needs and health concerns. So, depending on your individual dog’s circumstances, dietary needs will be somewhat different. Consulting your vet is a good first step in being sure to choose the proper diet. Overfeeding is bad Portion control is essential in maintaining your dog’s weight, or helping… Read More