The role of trace minerals in ageing pets

Just as human life expectancy is continuously increasing, so it is for our closest companions as well. Canine and feline life expectancy has been increasing over the past decade due to improved nutrition and readily available veterinary care, but most of all due to an increased awareness of our pet’s needs. Today, we take better…

Do you know the risk of mycotoxin exposure in pet food diets?

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Mycotoxin contamination is a well-known problem in production animal diets, but what is the risk of mycotoxin exposure in pet food diets? An article entitled: “Risk assessment of the exposure to mycotoxins in dogs and cats through the consumption of commercial dry food” was recently published in Science of The Total Environment by Maćias-Montes et…

Trace minerals and inflammation in cats and dogs

Companion animals are not just our pets, they are members of our family. As such, it’s important that we ensure their happiness, health, comfort and well-being. Unfortunately, inflammation in cats and dogs is a common factor affecting their well-being and is often recognised as sickness, general unthriftiness, and/or unhappiness. An appropriate and robust inflammatory response…

Inflammation: good or bad?

by Dr Dana Tomlinson When our companions are challenged by stress, injury, or infection, inflammation is the natural response. Inflammation is an important protective reaction by the body that helps to repair tissues after infections and injuries. This draws energy and resources away from other physiological functions in order to deal with the immediate challenge…