Could certain dog foods cause heart failure? Dr. Laurie DVM, a graduate of Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine with advanced training in nutrition, talks about taurine and DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy). Some breeds are predisposed to DCM but UC Davis has found a link with DCM and certain types of dog food: UC Davis article.
Why should you care about taurine? What is taurine anyway? Why is it in the news right now?
We talk about how you can identify if your dog’s food is deficient in taurine or not. We discuss what symptoms to look out for in your pet and when to go see your veterinarian. Some symptoms include lethargy, weakness, lack of energy, and perhaps a cough. Looking for natural and fresh food with taurine? Try chicken thighs (gently cooked or raw), dark meat, or sardines (in water or salt).
Dr. Coger mentioned several resources and we listed below. If you are feeding your dog a grain-free diet and you don’t know the percentage of taurine in your dog’s food, then this is the podcast for you. Be the best pet parent (insert dog snuggles here).
Dr. Laurie Coger
The Healthy Dog Expo – April 6, 2019
Taurine Deficiency in Golden Retrievers Facebook Group
Samples can be submitted to the UC Davis Amino Acid Laboratory for the taurine study
ParsleyPet – in-home diagnostic testing kits and supplements for pets
Dr. Laurie Coger DVM from Cornell University with advanced training in nutrition talks with us about taurine deficiency and DCM (Dilated cardiomyopathy). Why should you care about taurine in your dog’s diet? Why is it in the news right now?
Digestive Aid Powerhouse – Probiotics galore. Probiotics help your dog digest their food so it doesn’t end up in a different form on your floor (you know what I’m talking about). Diarrhea. Probiotics can improve your dog’s immune function. When you feed raw goat milk, then you can relax and know that you are the best pet parent and helping your dog fight off IBS, digestive disorders, diseases, and illnesses. And it is absorbed within 20 minutes! Fast actioning and gets results!
Yeast Eliminator – Have you ever caught your dog licking and chewing on his paws? It might be yeast. Or it’s a food sensitivity. Try our Food Sensitivity Testing Kit to rule out any food sensitivities that could be causing the itchiness. Goat’s milk contains high levels of caprylic acid. Caprylic acid kills yeast, whether it be on their paws, ears and other places we won’t talk about here.
Joint Pain Enemy – Does your dog have arthritis or other joint issues? Want to give your dog a boost to help alleviate inflammation in their joints? Raw Goat Milk is the answer again. It reduces inflammation and improves circulation. Need more data…check our this study from the University of Bari, Italy on reducing inflammation and goat milk.
The active ingredient in goat’s milk that helps alleviate inflammation is biorganic sodium. This ingredient is usually not present when arthritis happens. Find out more from a study completed by the University of Gondar, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Unit of Biomedical Science, Ethiopia called Goat Milk Composition and its Nutritive Value.
Goat’s milk is easy to feed too. So next time, you ring the dinner bell, pour a little of this goodness over your dog’s dinner. Watch her lap up the gift of health and love from you.
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