Grapes, raisins and currants can cause kidney failure in dogs. Currently, it is not known why these fruits are toxic. Individual dogs have different sensitivities to these fruits.

Dogs and cats most often develop allergies to the protein in meat and dairy products.  Hydrolysis is a method to break down protein molecules to prevent food allergies.

Both flaxseed oil and fish oil provide omega-3 EFAs. However, the omega-3 EFA in flaxseed oil (ALA) is an inactive form and must be converted to EPA and DHA, the active forms of omega-3 EFA.

How much you should feed your pet depends on its age and activity level.  Daily feeding amount in food label only serves as a reference.

“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”

─ Mark Twain

Dogs scoot because of overly full anal glands. Adding fiber to your dog's diet can minimize the necessity of manual anal gland expression.

The majority of essential oils are toxic to cats. All cats lack glucuronyl transferase, a liver enzyme, that helps to break down most essential oils.

Preservatives such as Ethoxyquin and BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) are banned from human consumption. Avoid them in pet food as well.

Some nutrients are lost due to heat and high pressure in pet food production.  Vitamins and minerals are added to make the food complete and balanced.

Ingredients in pet food should be high quality and highly digestible. Your pets cannot digest feathers, hide or hoofs (animal digest / by-products).

Some common house plants are poisonous to dogs and cats. If you see your pets chewing on the plants, it is better to remove the plants.

“Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”

– George Eliot

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

– Anatole France

Some low-quality cat litters contain crystalline silica dust.  Crystalline silica can may accumulate in your cat’s lungs, resulting in silicosis.

The first three ingredients are the most important in pet food. You can tell if the food is grain based or meat based.

Complete and balanced pet food are those with added vitamins and minerals.  Those without are labeled as food for supplementary feeding only.

Paraben and its derivatives are commonly found in pet shampoo to prolong shelf life, but they may cause allergic contact dermatitis in pets and human.

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

– Roger Caras

Small breeds tend to live longer than larger breeds. Tiny and toy breeds only become "seniors" when they are around age 10.

Freeze drying is a process that involves freezing the product, lowering pressure, then removing the ice by sublimation. In contrast, conventional drying uses heat to remove water.

Chocolate is toxic to dogs because it contains a chemical called theobromine. The first signs of theobromine poisoning are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased urination.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”

– Josh Billings

"In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats."

- Unknown

"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat."

- Ellen Perry Berkeley

Brushing your dog's teeth at least 3 times a week is essential for good dental health.  Train your dog to accept teeth brushing early on. 

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

– Will Rogers

Digestive enzymes and probiotics can help maintain a healthy digestive tract and improve the absorption of nutrients.

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this."

- Terry Pratchett

Pet food usually includes these essential nutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, water.

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Animal Essentials (Hong Kong)

Animal Essentials

Animal Essentials is founded by world renovwn herbalist Greg Tilford. Animal Essentials use only human grade sustainably sourced ingredients in all their supplements.

Their herbal tinctures are made with certified organic or ethnically wild harvested herbs and specially formulated for animals to help strength different organs.

The ocean omega fish oil is sourced form Friend of the Sea certified fisheries in the north Atlantic, using a diversity of sustainable fish species such as sardines, anchovies, jacks, mackerels and bonito.

Animal Essentials powder supplements such as sea dent, digestive enzymes and probiotic and calcium are also tested strictly to be free from bacteria, mold, and other pathogens.

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