Here you will find articles written by Dr. Trish to assist you with nutrition choices.
Beyond Food...What Else Nutritionally Does Your Pet Need?
The quality of pet food we feed our pets has a huge impact on their health, their quality of life and the prevention of a number of diseases (see my previous articles about pet foods). But beyond choosing the best food, what else should we be providing in order to meet their dietary needs? In this, the fourth in a series of articles on pet nutrition, I will address the important role that joint supplements play in the well being of your pets.
Osteoarthritis, also referred to as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis in dogs, with overweight and elderly dogs among the most at risk for developing this debilitating and painful joint disease. Over time, joint cartilage deteriorates and is unable to retain water, which results in a loss of lubrication between the joints. Once cartilage is unable to hold water, the body attempts to produce extra synovial fluid, resulting in the swelling of the joints. Read more....