Posts tagged "Royal Canin"

Breed Specific Diets Matter

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While all dogs are individuals – and it’s true – a dog is a dog is a dog – Labrador Retrievers and Beagles and West Highland White Terriers, for example, are all different too. All breeds were developed for different purposes, and have some very specific needs. Royal Canin nutritionist Dr. Jill Cline agrees, and... Read more »

Why Cats Like (or don't like) Cat Food

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Cat foods explained with nutritionist Dr. Jill Cline of Royal Canin.  Are cats really all that fussy? Turns out maybe not as much as some think.  Cline explains how cats make decisions about what they like (or don’t like) about food is based on three factors. Also, Cline offers a good explanation as to why... Read more »

Dog Throws Up, Oh No

Dog Throws Up, Oh No
Dogs do throw up. What’s up with that? I mean, why…How do you know when it’s just a “one off,” or if seeing your veterinarian makes the most sense? Listen HERE to Steve Dale’s conversation with Dr. Laura Pletz, technical services manager of Royal Canin on Steve Dale’s Pet World.  How do you know if... Read more »
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Niagara Falls with Two Birds

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In Guelth, Ontario, Canada,  I spoke at the Royal Canin offices, and heard others speak about pet nutrition, then toured the amazing pet food plant. After, the group took a trip to Niagara Falls. I posted this video so you can get a feel for the power of the falls (if you’ve never visited), but... Read more »

Indoor Cat Is Offended by Outdoor Cat

Indoor Cat Is Offended by Outdoor Cat
Q: A few months ago, I found a skinny, sweet cat on my deck. Now, Spot comes around for food, and we’ve provided a bed and shelter.  But Spot never comes inside because our 9-year old cat Prince wouldn’t stand for it. As it is, Prince gets very upset when Spot appears; he yells and... Read more »

Breed Specific Diets are a Good Idea

Breed Specific Diets are a Good Idea
Nutritionist Dr. Jill Cline of Royal Canin says that while a dog is a dog is a dog, there are individual breed differences obviously. A Beagle just doesn’t look or act like your average Labrador Retriever. So, if you can feed a breed special diet, why not? Cline is a favorite guest on Steve Dale’s... Read more »
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Consider the Breed

Consider the Breed
“Do dogs ever feel jealous of another breed” is a question that was asked by a reader in Connecticut. Like a German Shepherd ever wants to be a Bulldog, or a Golden Retriever yearns to have a little wiener Dachshund dog in his soul? Actually, the answer may surprise you some…Dogs do recognize other breeds.... Read more »

Global Pet Expo

Welcome to Global Pet Expo - Purrs to the thousands of attendees
Global Pet Expo, largest pet trade show, March 12-14, Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL featuring about 1,000 exhibitors, about 3,000 booths and as many new products. The American Pet Products Association show attacked dozens of journalists who blog and broadcast about pets as well as several celebrities including baseball and animal welfare legend Tony LaRussa and... Read more »

Vitamin C for Dogs; Homemade Cat Diet; Dog Scratches Overnight: Answered at Vet Conference

Vitamin C for Dogs; Homemade Cat Diet; Dog Scratches Overnight: Answered at Vet Conference
Experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference (Feb. 16-20) to answer a pawful of your questions: Q: My Tibetan Spaniel suffers from chronic urinary infections. After spending $500 to rule out tumors in the bladder, I started giving her a Vitamin C tablet every morning — and she’s never had the problem since. This was a... Read more »
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Truth About Cats: What Cat Owners Believe

Truth About Cats: What Cat Owners Believe
Cats are a mystery – even to cat owners, according to results of a survey commissioned by Royal Canin. Listen HERE to my interview from my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World with Royal Canin Nutritional Insight Manager Dr. Jill Cline. For example three of four people don’t consider their cat’s health when selecting... Read more »