Library

In our stores, in addition to our staff's knowledge about holistic products, we offer printed materials to help educate our customers about the products they are buying. It is our goal to offer as much of that material as possible to our on-line customers, as well. This on-line Library will not be static; that is, we will constantly add new items as they come to our attention. We hope you will be able to find the information you are seeking here and, if not, please feel free to email us and we will do our best to answer your holistic food and supplement questions.

Articles

Nutrition is the Key to your Pet's Health

Anne Hyle, BA, MS, DVM, CVA 

Here are some articles written by one of our staff members, Elizabeth Chandler, taking a humorous look at life with the animals. These articles were originally by Elizabeth in her role as Healthy Pet Editor for Positive Change Magazine in Sarasota, FL Nutrition is the Key to your Pet's Health.

 It is probably no surprise that proper nutrition is the most important factor in your pet's health. Feeding an optimal diet will prevent many health problems in your companion including skin and ear disease as well as more serious issues such as metabolic diseases, arthritis, and cancer. The allergies that are so common here in Florida may be significantly reduced or eliminated by feeding a healthy diet. Click HERE for more.


The Role of Supplements 

By Jaime Gonzalez, DVM, CVA 

 Supplements are an integral part of any nutritional plan designed for overall good health. They complement the diet and can be specifically tailored to a pet according to age, physical needs, body condition, and even personality type. Their healing properties of cell detoxification and anti-aging make them invaluable tools for easing pain and inflammation, helping to resolving infections, and boosting the immune system.Click HERE for more.



Dog Health

A Pet Owner's Guide to the Dog Crate

by Nicki Meyer 

Canine Bloat (Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus): Ways to Reduce the Risk 

by Elizabeth Chandler 

Does Your Dog Food Bark? A Study of the Pet Food Fallacy 

by Ann Martin 

The Neem Tree 

by Patrick J. McDonald 

The Secret of Neem 

by Maura B. Thompson 

The Use of Direct-Fed Microbials in Dogs 

by Larry Roth, PhD

Cat Health

Feline Urinary Syndrome 

by Cindy Tittle Moore 

Upper Respiratory Disease 

by Cindy Tittle Moore

For Both Cats and Dogs

Articles About Holistic Pet Food

The Benefits of Grain-Free food 

by Val Clows and Elizabeth Chandler 

 Orijen: White Paper 

The Biological Food Concept and the Dietary Needs of Domestic Dogs and Cats 

 Holistic Equals Wholistic 

by Elizabeth Chandler 

 A Comparison of Herbs 

by Patrick J. McDonald 

Rationale for Probiotic Supplementation 

Presented by Wysong 

Confused About Pet Food? 

by Val Clows 

Do You Really Expect Me to Feed That to My Pet? 

Presented by Happy Paws 

Clearwater, FL 

Do You Really Know What's in Your Pet Food? 

by Val Clows 

Does Your Dog Food Bark? A Study of the Pet Food Fallacy 

by Ann Martin 

Meat vs. Meal on Pet Food Labeling 

Prepared by Canidae Pet Food 

The Truth About Holistic Pet Health 

by Joy Drawdy 

The Truth About Pet Food 

by Elizabeth Chandler 

Understanding Pet Food Labels 

by Val Clows 

Read the Labels! 

Gulf Coast Dog Magazine 

The Pet Food Falacy 

Gulf Coast Dog Magazine 

So How Do you Choose the Right Food? 

Gulf Coast Dog Magazine

Articles About Holistic Supplements

Health Enzymes and Your Pet 

by T.R. Robeck, DVM, PhD 

Herbs Are Vitamins Too! 

by Olga McDonald 

Improving your Pet's Health with Supplements 

by Val Clows 

The Best Kept Secret of Health 

by Patrick J. McDonald 

Rationale for Enzyme Supplementation 

Presented by Wysong

Comparing Protein levels in dry or canned food

How to Compare Foods on Dry Matter Basis 

Protein percentages on cans vs. dry cannot be directly compared; they must first be converted to "dry matter." To do this, you will need 2 numbers: Protein and Moisture % (from Guaranteed Analysis panel on food)

  • Subtract Moisture % from 100 (ex. 100 – 10% = 90%) 
  • Divide the Protein % by Value Found Above (ex. 42% Protein divided by 90% = 46.6) 

Using this formula, you can accurately compare the protein levels of canned foods, raw foods, and dry foods.

 Example: 

Canned food with 9% protein & 78% moisture (9 divided by 22 = 40%) Dry food with 30% protein & 10% moisture (30 divided by 90 = 33%)

Article about Financial Help

Organizations that can help with Veterinary costs in case of hardships

Training

Electric Collar Training Reviewed 

By Conni Borwick



Hurricane Safety

Hurricane Season 

by Elizabeth Chandler

Senior Pets

Caring for Senior Pets 

by Elizabeth Chandler


Traveling With Your Pet

Safe Travels with Your Pet

by Elizabeth Chandler


Other Articles

The Horses of Proud Spirit

by Elizabeth Chandler


Just for Fun

Here are some articles written by one of our staff members, Elizabeth Chandler, taking a humorous look at life with the animals. These articles were originally by Elizabeth in her role as Healthy Pet Editor for Positive Change Magazine in Sarasota, FL.

The Great Conspiracy

Creatures of Habit

It's Good to be Queen

Conversations with Dog

New Year's Resolutions

Cat's Rule

She Sleeps with the Furbies

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