For the vast majority of pet dogs (modified wolves), cats (modified desert predators) and ferrets (modified polecats), a diet of McCans or McKibble is their everyday reality.
If you’re not quite ready to jump whole-hog into the home-prepared diet or you have several large dogs, these recipes offer a convenient way to provide many of the benefits of fresh foods and nutritious supplements while maintaining nutritional balance.
Issues in Nutrition– including Home-Made and Raw Food Diets: Nutrition and the Immune System
Optimal health – health that gives one the greatest chance for a long, active, vital life – is much more than simply the absence of disease. It means being the very best you can be. It means not being incapacitated or wasting away physically, physiologically, emotionally or mentally.
It all began in 1988, when our beloved year-old tortoiseshell Persian, Dinah, developed what was diagnosed as a "granuloma" on her lip. Our then veterinarian treated her with the "accepted" method of dealing with such disorders, a cortisone injection.