I am always looking out for high quality products designed to enhance the quality of life of my patients. I practice what I preach in applying my veterinary perspective on wellness to my own dog, Cardiff. Half figurative guinea pig, half Welsh Terrier, Cardiff and his Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA), overall health, and personal style benefit from the following specially selected products.
Lucky Dog Cuisine (LDC) is a cooked, all-natural, human-grade, small-batch-prepared dog food that is shipped frozen directly to your home. Feeding a highly palatable and fresh diet is now as easy as defrost and serve. Ordering is simple via LDC’s on-line store
Lucky Dog Cuisine meals are so tasty that author and celebrity dog/bird trainer, Nikki Moustaki, motivated Cardiff and I to chow down in the name of animal welfare. You can witness our feast in this YouTube video promoting Nitro’s Law (Ohio).
LDC is one of Cardiff”s primary foods along with The Honest Kitchen. I’m currently working with LDC to promote awareness of their product in the veterinary and general pet loving community.
Cardiff’s Crunchies are human grade, whole food based dog treats currently available to Lucky Dog Cuisine customers.
Doesn’t your dog deserve to eat a treat made from the same human grade as the foods you consume? Feed- grade foods contain a variety of toxins (some which are even carcinogenic, or cancer causing) that should never cross a dog or cat’s mouth (see Are You Poisoning Your Companion Animal by Feeding Feed-Grade Foods? on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on petMD).
The Honest Kitchen makes a line of dehydrated whole foods, as well as treats and supplements for dogs and cats. All foods are made in the USA and are 100% human grade. Just add water for a fresher alternative to cans or kibble diets.
I am a huge fan of The Honest Kitchen canine and feline foods and treats, especially for pet owners on-the-go. The dry mix (which also comes in individual sample pouches) can be easily transported so that a moist, whole-food option requiring only simple preparation can be served regardless of an owner and pet’s location.
I’m working with The Honest Kitchen to spread the word about why a human-grade, whole-food diet is best for your pet, see: The Benefits
ActivPhy is a novel product in the realm of joint support supplements. Not only does it contain Glucosamine HCl, and Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), but it has a unique ingredient called phycocyanin which is a blue green algae extract that has been clinically proven to interfere with an enzyme associated with arthritis pain in dogs called Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Regular dosing with ActivPhy can potentially reduce your dog’s reliance on Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) that have mild to severe side effects in the digestive tract, kidneys, liver, and platelets. ActivPhy also contains turmeric, which is an herb that has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
I’m working with ActivPhy to promote quality of life and improved mobility of my patients while taking less pain medication. This approach is called multi-modal pain management and is one of the tenants of my holistic veterinary practice. If you order ActivPhy for your dog, please use the promotional code Patrick.