All posts by: WPE

Update on Grain Free Food Concern

in Frontpage Article March 29, 2019

One of the hot button topics in the pet arena the past year has been an increase in the reported cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).   From January 1, 2014 to November 30, 2018 the FDA received 300 case reports of diagnosed DCM.  The FDA does not disclosed how many of these cases involved Golden […]

Raw Feeding with Freeze Dried Foods

in Frontpage Article March 5, 2019

Interested in a raw diet for either your dog or cat but you want to skip the daily cooking regimen or messing with frozen diets?   Freeze dried may be the answer.    Freeze dried food is made from cooked fresh foods with nearly all of the water content removed through a special process.   The end result […]

Rotational Feeding (from Champion)

in Frontpage Article December 28, 2018

WHAT IS ROTATIONAL FEEDING? Rotational feeding refers to a diet rotation that provides pets with regular dietary changes. Rotational feeding can be as simple as changing a dog’s food every other bag or changing it meal to meal. How often, how quickly and how drastically to switch a dog’s food depends on his stomach’s sensitivity […]

Round-Up herbicide ingredient in some pet foods!

in Frontpage Article October 29, 2018

A recent study published in the Cornell Chronicle shows identifiable amounts of glyphosate (Round-up Herbicide) in several dog and cat foods.    In the present study, 18 commercial companion animal feeds from eight manufacturers were analyzed for glyphosate residues using ELISA. Every product contained detectable glyphosate residues.   Glyphosate concentration was significantly correlated with crude fiber content, […]

Quality Elk Velvet Antler

in Frontpage Article September 19, 2018

Have an arthritic dog?   Read this! Clinical evaluation of a powder of quality elk velvet antler for the treatment of osteoarthrosis in dogs   Abstract A powder of quality elk velvet antler (QEVA) was evaluated on client-owned dogs with osteoarthrosis (OA) in a clinical, double-blind, and placebo-controlled study. Thirteen dogs received a placebo for 30 […]

OUR FAT PETS (from New York Times)

in Frontpage Article August 2, 2018

  Our Fat Pets Sixty percent of cats tip the scales at unhealthy weights, slightly more than the 56 percent of dogs. It’s not good for them. By Susan Jenks Like most cats, Max had a swagger in his walk. But because he was slightly overweight, the 15-year-old Maine coon began having trouble “jumping up on […]

Fireworks and Storms

in Frontpage Article June 25, 2018

Who has a dog OR a cat that is stressed out during storms and fireworks? Did you know that we have several all-natural supplements/treats etc. that can help ease their anxiety? Stop in today and let us help you find the very BEST option for your pet(s). We have a wide ranging choice of products […]

What’s the Scoop on Poop?

in Frontpage Article June 6, 2018

From our friends at Holistic Select….. What’s the Scoop on Poop? All embarrassment aside for a moment, it is time to take a closer look at your pet’s poop.  As responsible pet parents, we have a great opportunity to evaluate the general health – and specifically, the digestive health – of our pets by closely […]

Feeding “Acid Washed” Pet Foods

in Frontpage Article May 15, 2018

Some veterinary “prescription” diets utilize ‘hydrolyzed protein’.   In the old days one would have seen the term used to describe a feed ingredient that was not very desirable from a nutritional standpoint made better.    For example, hydrolyzed feather meal.     Chicken feathers.   Boiled in hydrochloric acid and then neutralized with sodium hydroxide it takes the protein […]

Pancreatitis in Dogs

in Frontpage Article, Uncategorized April 20, 2018

Pancreatitis in Dogs At Wholesome Pet Essentials we have several diets that fit the profile needed for a dog/cat with pancreatitis.   The “prescription” food offered by your veterinarian is not the only low fat option available.    (The following is from PETMD) The pancreas is part of the endocrine and digestive system, which is integral for the […]