Cosmo's Urinary Stones - Part 3

Cosmo's Urinary Stones - Part 3
As mentioned previously, Cosmo has had a re-occurrence of his calcium oxalate bladder stones. He has had two bladder surgeries to remove them since November 2014, and now another surgery seems inevitable. His latest crop of stones was found with an x-ray by our vet in late July, but we decided to put off the surgery until they create a problem (e.g...
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Sardines Packed in Spring Water

Sardines
Sardines are rich in protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals. They contain concentrated sources of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). Sardines are inexpensive, sustainable, and contain low levels of mercury and PCBs. Packed full of minerals, such as calcium, copper, iodine, and selenium, sardines are a superfood for your dogs and cats.   Storage...
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Safe Upper Limits for Dog Diets

Safe Upper Limits for Dog Diets
When formulating a diet for Dogs it is important to make sure that there are no excesses for some nutrients. Safe upper limits will be integrated into the stable (1.0) release. The following tables list the safe upper limit of key nutrients for dogs based on the NRC recommended allowance. The 1.0 release of the software will have these limits built...
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Safe Upper Limits for Cat Diets

Safe Upper Limits for Cat Diets
When formulating a diet for Cats it is important to make sure that there are no excesses for some nutrients. Safe upper limits will be integrated into the stable (1.0) release. The following tables list the safe upper limit of key nutrients based on the NRC recommended allowance. The 1.0 release of the software will have these limits built in autom...
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Food Wizard: Eggshell Calcium Powder

Eggshell Calcium Powder
Eggshells can be sterilized, ground and used as a highly available source of calcium in your pet's diet. Containing trace minerals that are important in bone mineralization, eggshells are a great and inexpensive calcium alternative to bone meal or limestone. This tutorial will demonstrate how to enter eggshell calcium powder into the Food Wiza...
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Food Wizard: Kelp Help Powder

Kelp Help Powder
Kelp Help™ Powder combines the benefits of natural omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids with essential trace minerals and vitamins for healthy skin and a glossy coat. Contains essential Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids.   For use in dogs and cats. Kelp Help™ Powder combines the benefits of natural omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids with essential trace ...
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Food Wizard: Osteo-Form SA

Osteo-Form SA
​ Osteo-Form SA powder is a pet supplement used as an aid in the prevention of dietary deficiencies of calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A and D in dogs, cats, birds and reptiles. Osteo Form SA has an optimally bio-available calcium:phosphorus (1.8:1) formulation which includes key vitamin components critical to cartilage metabolism, healthy bone gr...
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Cosmo's Urinary Stones - Part 2

Cosmo's Urinary Stones - Part 2
Cosmo was first diagnosed with calcium oxalate stones in August 2014. These were subsequently removed by surgery in November 2014 and he has been on a special diet since the surgery. The diet consisted of a combination of Royal Canin Urinary SO (moderate calorie) and a low oxalate homemade diet. Then in April 2016 Cosmo's stones returned and were a...
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Balancing a Recipe for a Cat with Food Allergies

Balancing a Recipe for a Cat with Food Allergies
The incidence of food allergy in cats remain unknown. Some studies indicate that, overall, food allergies are the third most common type of allergy in cats, eclipsed only by allergies to flea bites and inhalants (atopy).   Novel Proteins and Limited Ingredients Food allergies in cats place huge limits on the type of foods we can successfully u...
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Food Wizard: Seaweed Meal Supplement

Food Wizard: Seaweed Meal Supplement
This tutorial shows how to add a supplement, how to deal with missing and / or incomplete data, and how to enter common measures. The supplement, Vitagran Seaweed Meal, was chosen for this tutorial because of its relative difficulty in entering the correct values and because of its non-standard common measures.   The image below shows an excer...
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