"Dogs are descended from wolves and are not designed to eat grains or corn." This is incorrect, and here’s why. For domestic dogs, grains and vegetables are perfectly fine and are desirable in a healthy diet as they provide important sources of energy and essential vitamins and minerals. Dogs are omnivores, separated from wolves and … Continue reading Wolves Living Among Us: Should Dogs Eat Corn and Grains?
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Genetic Test for HCM!
Huge news for owners/breeders of Ragdolls, Maine Coons, and Sphynxes! Opal, my beloved Sphynx girl. In case you missed it last year, NC State came out with a genetic test for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. HCM is a deadly form of heart disease that certain breeds are genetically prone to. NC State now offers genetic tests for … Continue reading Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Genetic Test for HCM!
MYTH: Touching Baby Birds Will Cause Them To Be Rejected?
MYTH: Touching baby birds will result in rejection by the parents. FACT: This old wives’ tale is unequivocally false, and wildlife rehabilitation experts have been trying to show this to the public for years. The majority of common non-predatory birds have little to no ability to smell, as they are seed/insect eaters and it plays … Continue reading MYTH: Touching Baby Birds Will Cause Them To Be Rejected?
Responsible, Ethical Breeders: Why They Matter and What You Should Look For
When beginning the search for a purebred dog, one can get overwhelmed by the sheer number of people out there who breed and sell everything ranging from Chihuahuas to Great Danes to the more rare Dogue de Bordeaux and Tosa. Yet there is a MAJOR difference between a "breeder" who just pairs two dogs and … Continue reading Responsible, Ethical Breeders: Why They Matter and What You Should Look For