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Redefining the Senior Cat

Redefining the Senior Cat

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH I was recently reviewing some statistics on the age at which a cat is considered a senior and I began to get emotional. Cats are such a misunderstood species. I have studied and worked with them and their wild counterparts for over 20 years. I...

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Why the Term “Balanced and Complete” is Dead

Why the Term “Balanced and Complete” is Dead

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH Ok – time to drop a bomb. I’ve been following the latest on what’s been happening in the ultra-processed pet feed space and it’s getting to me. My frustration lies in the level of shock being expressed online and the apparent misunderstanding...

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Are Modern Equine Diet Recommendations Failing Horses?

Are Modern Equine Diet Recommendations Failing Horses?

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH This week’s reflection is the result of some extensive research I’ve been working on to accurately explain the origin of the equine digestive system, why they evolved cecal (hindgut) fermentation and what horses are really designed to eat....

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Demystifying Omega 3 Fats for Dogs and Cats

Demystifying Omega 3 Fats for Dogs and Cats

Do you get confused when it comes to the topic of omega 3’s? What’s the best source? How can you tell if it’s of good quality? What are the best sources? Is it rancid or not? How do you balance them with other fats? Omega 3 essential fatty acids are well-studied to be...

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Is Your Horse Chronically Stressed?

Is Your Horse Chronically Stressed?

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH I talk a lot about nutrition on this blog but I wanted to take the time to address the subject of chronic stress in horses this week. After 3 decades with horses, I’ve seen it all (or close to it). After all I’ve experienced with my own horses...

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Hay Analysis: Understanding Your Forage

Hay Analysis: Understanding Your Forage

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH When your horse can’t have the perfect scenario (rotational field and forest turnout), the next best thing is good quality hay. Hay is the main source of essential energy, fibre, vitamins and minerals during the winter and, for some horses, all...

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When Your Vet Says No To Raw Diets

When Your Vet Says No To Raw Diets

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH I will start this article by acknowledging that I am not a veterinarian. However, I am a researcher, a certified homeopathic practitioner, an animal nutritionist - and a concerned pet parent. I also want to say that I have a large list of...

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