Lice and SimpleGuard3

Hi Denice! Went to the vet with the dogs a coupla weeks ago. Checkups, shots, etc. You were right, it was lice (no, we typically don’t have fleas in Alaska). And way to go! I casually mentioned the juvenile cataracts to the vet and she sees no sign of it! ‘Just a...

Rabies Antibody Screening Test

Rabies Antibody Screening Many of my own clients have much concern about over-vaccinating their pets for diseases. I also believe that we are over-vaccinating. Veterinarians for decades have used booster shots as part of their ‘bread and butter’. It’s interesting to...

Xylitol Poisoning in Pets

Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that is extracted from certain fruits and vegetables (Berries, oats, beets, cane sugar, birch and corn cob). It’s becoming a common sugar substitute and is found in many foods including sugar-free gum (Trident, Ice Breakers, Orbit, Nicorette) candy, gelatin snacks, pudding and baked goods. Xylitol is also found in certain vitamin supplements and in toothpaste and oral rinses. Xylitol is estimated to be 1000 times more toxic to dogs than chocolate.

Hoof Challenges in Horses

She was concerned that she was getting too much sugar in her diet, as there had been times when I had suggested things for Destinee which made Jessica cringe (knowing all that she knows) but she follows through, one being that Destinee needed 3 cups of whole re-cleaned oats for 2 months. Jessica suspected that Destinee is a Insulin Resistant/Metabolic prone horse so this went against all the current advice out in the “horse world.” She went ahead and fed the oats, but was worried that with the oats, carrots, and apples as well as other fruits the guides said Destinee needed it may be causing what seemed to be going on! Each horse is an individual, and some of the IR/Metabolic horses may in fact need oats!