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FDA Issues Update on DCM

in Uncategorized June 28, 2019

The FDA released an update June 27 on its investigation into canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).  Concerns were raised last year on a possible connection to some diets labeled as “grain-free”.  Specifically diets containing a high proportion of peas, lentils and/or other legumes.     After reviewing the release it becomes apparent that they have reached no conclusions […]

Least Cost Recipe

in Uncategorized May 17, 2019

A standard practice in the livestock feed industry is to formulate diets on a “least cost formulation”. In short the formulator for the feed manufacturer establishes a set of minimum nutrient standards for the diet (or recipe) and they may even set minimum and/or maximum allowable amounts of various feed ingredient restrictions. The various ingredients […]

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 […]

That Time of Year Again….

in Uncategorized November 28, 2017

A friendly reminder of things your pet needs to survive comfortably in upcoming winter weather!   15 Ways to Protect Your Dog in Winter 1. Let’s talk temperature! Some dog breeds are blessed with thick fur that keeps them warm naturally, even in very cold temperatures, but dogs with thin coats may need to wear […]

Allergy?

in Frontpage Article, Uncategorized August 1, 2017

          Trying to pinpoint an allergy in your pet can be quite challenging. Any one of the following symptoms could be pointing to an allergy: Constant itching, red skin, chronic eye, ear or skin infections, lack of an appetite, nausea and/or diarrhea and the list goes on. Allergies can be both […]

Springtime Pet Safety Tips (from ASPCA)

in Frontpage Article, Uncategorized April 13, 2017

Springtime Safety Tips Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your furry friends. *If you suspect your pet may have come in contact with […]