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My responses to “A broken heart: Risk of heart disease in boutique or grain-free diets and exotic ingredients”

The FDA identified over 20 brands of boutique “grain-free” pet foods that have been linked to DCM (potentially fatal heart disease) in dogs/cats, according to a report the agency published recently after over a year long ordeal.” If you are concerned about this issue for your pets, SFRAW suggests the following…

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Q&A: Aging cat with dementia & use of Essential Oils on/around cats

Q: We have our 15-year-old cat that is beginning to show several signs of anxiety or dementia. Our vet wants to give her Xanax, to which we are opposed.  I would like to try defusing essential oils through the house to see if it works.  Does anyone know of a practitioner that could help us with what to use that might be specific for what is going on my girl?  Thank you. Carrie A: Hi Carrie, I am so sorry to hear about your middle-aged kitty experiencing dementia and anxiety. I hope I can provide some suggestions that may provide some relief to her and to your household/family! I am so glad you asked about the use of essential oils with your cat. Because of the dire and very serious consequences that can occur in cats exposed to essential oils, my position is that they are never safe to use — even diffused, even the therapeutic grade, even EOs lower

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