Posted on: February 15, 2024 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Embrace vs Spot Pet Insurace: Which Can Offer Better Coverage At A Reasonable Price?

Embrace has decades of experience providing pet insurance for dogs and cats. Spot is one of the newer companies to enter the marketplace, and it’s showing promising signs with extensive coverage and plan options. Overall, Embrace has a few more things to offer than Spot, but every situation is different. So, it’s important to read our detailed comparison and get quotes to decide which provider is best for your pet’s…

Posted on: February 7, 2024 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Should you spay or neuter your dog? How to avoid long-term health effects

Rethinking Spaying and Neutering: A Conversation with Dr. Linda Brent

Introduction:
In a recent interview with Dr. Linda Brent, we delved into the often-overlooked aspects of conventional spaying and neutering methods and their profound impact on the health and well-being of our furry companions. Dr. Brent sheds light on the hormonal intricacies disrupted by these procedures and introduces alternative approaches that prioritize pets’ long-term health. Below are key insights from our enlightening discussion.

The Unseen Consequences of Traditional Methods:
Dr. Brent emphasizes that spaying and neutering not only remove an animal’s ability to reproduce but also disrupt the delicate hormonal balance essential for normal growth and development. Drawing parallels with human health, she highlights the alarming consequences if similar hormonal disruptions occurred in children, emphasizing the need to consider these implications in our pets.

Size Matters:
The conversation delves into the differential impact of spaying and neutering on dogs of various sizes and breeds. Larger dogs, with a more extended growth trajectory, are shown to suffer more from hormonal imbalances, leading to joint disorders and other debilitating health issues. Dr. Brent advises careful consideration of a dog’s genetic background, disease susceptibility, and lifestyle when deciding on the appropriate sterilization approach.

Hormone-Sparing Sterilization:
Introducing the concept of hormone-sparing sterilization, Dr. Brent suggests an alternative approach that removes the ability to reproduce without disrupting the vital hormone production. Exploring options such as ovary-sparing spays or hysterectomies, she underlines the importance of preserving hormonal balance while safeguarding against life-threatening conditions like pyometra.

Hormone Replacement Therapy:
Intriguingly, Dr. Brent shares insights from her hormone replacement therapy study, emphasizing its potential to improve the health and quality of life for neutered male dogs. While cautioning against potential risks like prostate cancer, she recounts a transformative case where hormone replacement therapy reversed severe health issues, leading to improved mobility and overall well-being.

The Road Ahead:
Discussing the future of pet care, Dr. Brent envisions a shift in perspective where pet owners and veterinarians prioritize lifetime health and nutrition over conventional practices. She emphasizes the importance of questioning the status quo and educating oneself to provide the best possible care for our animal companions.

Raising Awareness:
Dr. Brent outlines efforts to raise awareness, from presentations at veterinary conferences to funding studies and maintaining an informative website. The Parsemus Foundation actively supports veterinarians embracing alternative sterilization methods and provides resources for pet owners seeking informed decisions for their furry family members.

Conclusion:
The conversation with Dr. Linda Brent serves as a vital resource for pet owners and veterinarians, encouraging a reconsideration of spaying and neutering practices. As we navigate the complex landscape of pet health, it becomes increasingly clear that informed decisions rooted in the understanding of hormonal intricacies can lead to better outcomes for our beloved companions.

Posted on: February 5, 2024 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

How to feed RAW DIET and save money!!! (Save money with Freeze-Dried!!)

Title: Affordable and Nutrient-Packed: Your Dog’s New Raw Diet Solution

Introduction:
Embarking on a raw diet journey for your canine companion has never been more accessible, thanks to our new alternative to pricier raw patties! For nearly two decades, we’ve been advocates and educators in the realm of raw feeding, and this February, we’re excited to offer a 50% discount on our game-changing alternative to BARF raw patties. Let’s explore the details of this affordable yet highly nutritious option that’s creating a buzz among pet parents.

The Benefits of Raw Feeding:
Our commitment to raw feeding stems from the numerous benefits it brings to your dog’s health. From real, wholesome ingredients to the absence of GMOs, fillers, artificial colors, and preservatives, raw feeding ensures a natural and nutritionally dense diet. Bid farewell to unpleasant kibble-related issues like smelly poops and shedding, as raw feeding takes center stage in promoting optimal canine health.

Introducing the Alternative:
Our cost-effective alternative to frozen raw food is a limited-ingredient diet (LID) that combines beef, beef liver, beef hearts, garbanzo beans, sweet potatoes, beef bone broth, kale, apples, blueberries, and pumpkin. This meticulously crafted recipe is 78% beef and organs, complemented by 22% wholesome fruits, vegetables, and essential nutrients. Ideal for pets with allergies or sensitivities, this single-source animal protein diet aligns with over four decades of research-backed knowledge.

Key Benefits at a Glance:

Natural and high-protein formula
Grain-free and gluten-free
Nutritionally dense with a balanced calcium-phosphorus ratio
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids for skin and coat health
Supports joint health with added glucosamine
Prebiotics and probiotics for a healthy digestive tract
Naturally occurring collagen from bone broth
Highly digestible, reducing stool volume
No added hormones, antibiotics, sugars, or sweeteners
Formulated by veterinarians and nutritionists for all life stages
Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (min): 42.0%
Crude Fat (min): 32.0%
Crude Fiber (max): 5.0%
Moisture (max): 6.0%
Plus essential nutrients like Vitamin E, DHA, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Glucosamine, Taurine, and Collagen.
Cost-Effective and Convenient:
For those finding frozen raw forms cost-prohibitive, our freeze-dried alternative offers significant savings. By eliminating the need for Styrofoam boxes and dry ice, you’ll save on shipping costs, making this option more budget-friendly. Concerned about bacteria contaminants? Our freeze-dried formula provides peace of mind while retaining the bio-availability and species-appropriate qualities of raw feeding.

Moisture-Rich and Palatable:
In addition to being cost-effective, our freeze-dried raw option offers an essential benefit—increased moisture. With dogs requiring 70% moisture in their diet, surpassing the mere 10% offered by kibble, this alternative ensures hydration, contributing to overall well-being. Enhance the palatability by adding broth, goat’s milk, or water, creating a delectable meal your dog will love.

Conclusion:
Say goodbye to cost concerns and hello to an affordable, nutrient-packed raw diet alternative. Take advantage of our 50% off promotion this February and treat your furry friend to the benefits of raw feeding without breaking the bank. Your dog’s health journey just got more accessible and enjoyable!

Posted on: February 5, 2024 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

How do I control my dog’s shedding????

Labradors, like most breeds, inevitably shed their coats once or twice a year, during the major season changes. If they are shedding excessively and continuously, however, it is likely due to one of two reasons: poor nutrition or stress. BUT I have many, many insider secrets I’ve learned over the past 30 years from other breeders and show handlers that I’d love to share with you. You WON’T hear these…

Posted on: February 2, 2024 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Expert Advice on Dog Fitness, Mobility and Injuries in Dogs

Uncovering the benefits of physical therapy for dogs in improving mobility and preventing injuries and arthritis Dr. Peter Dobias:  Your journey of going through veterinary school and then deciding to pioneer veterinary rehabilitation is captivating. Was there a defining moment that shifted your focus to rehabilitation? Dr. Laurie McCauley: I was in general medicine for six years, and I hate to say it, but I got bored — another cat with…

Posted on: January 27, 2024 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Why does my dog bark at men in hats?

Sometimes we are surprised when somebody approaches us or walks in our house with a hat, and our dogs bark at them. This happens quite frequently in our home because my husband doesn’t wear a hat. Ever.  So when my Labradors see a man and a hat they bark, I think, because they’re not used to it, and they may even think the person’s head is deformed or something (LOL?).…

Posted on: January 27, 2024 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Why does my Labrador “point” with his paw before chasing something?

No matter whether you have a purebred or a mixed breed dog, many of you have ones that like to chase things small and furry, even if they’re not fast enough to catch them. What we may notice most is that whenever they see something in the distance they may like to chase, they pause, or in doing so, may “freeze” in position and lift one paw, just like a…

Posted on: January 27, 2024 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Understanding osteoporosis and the benefits of plant-based calcium

The critical nature of bone health  Bone health is foundational to overall well-being. Bones, beyond providing structure, serve as reserves for minerals that are critical for various organ and tissue functions and electrolyte management. Maintaining good bone health from the early stages of life can help prevent bone and joint deformities, organ disease, skeletal and cardiac muscle weakness, and complications like osteopenia (bone thinning) and osteoporosis. What impacts bone density? Common risk factors…

Posted on: January 13, 2024 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

10 Dark Secrets About Animal Shelters

 While breeding purebred dogs has been the focus of our lives, we also love ALL dogs and animals, and in fact, Jonathan and Donna are very involved with dog legislation in their state, even being involved at the Capitol, talking with lawmakers and advising committee members and lawmakers. Along the way we have found some disturbing facts that made us get more involved. These things that made us lose sleep…

Posted on: January 10, 2024 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Dr. Marty Dog Food vs The Farmer’s Dog: Which Brand Is Best For Your Pup?

Healthy dog food is a hot topic in the pet nutrition industry. Two different companies, The Farmer’s Dog and Dr. Marty’s, both make above-average options for your pup’s bowl. However, the companies are quite different: The Farmer’s Dog offers human-grade fresh food available through a subscription delivery service, and Dr. Marty’s makes freeze-dried raw food. Which of these foods is suitable for your dog’s dietary needs? Our Dr. Marty’s Dog…