BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) is an organic compound with the formula CH(CH)OCH. It is a colorless solid that dissolves in organic solvents. It is a derivative of hydroxyanisole, or para-hydroxybenzene, which is itself prepared by hydrogenation of 4-methoxybenzaldehyde. BHA is an antioxidant used to preserve and inhibit the growth of microbes in foods and cosmetics. TheContinue reading BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)”

AAFCO

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is an organization that develops and maintains model regulations for the manufacturer, sale, and distribution of animal feeds. These regulations are intended to ensure that animal feeds are safe and effective. The organization also sets guidelines for pet food ingredients, labeling requirements, and nutritional standards. In 1949,Continue reading “AAFCO”

Abscess

Abscesses are often caused by bacteria that enter through cracks or cuts in the skin. An abscess can also be caused by a foreign object such as a splinter, or a bite from another animal. Infection causes the body to form a protective wall around the area, which is usually warm and tender. When pressureContinue reading “Abscess”

Adaptogen

Adaptogens are plants and herbs that help the body cope with stress and adapt to changes in the environment. Adaptogens are often referred to as tonics, because they nourish, restore and balance the entire body. Adaptogens for dogs can help your pet deal with stress, improve their immune system and support heart health. They alsoContinue reading “Adaptogen”

Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is a disorder of the adrenal glands that causes low levels of important hormones. It affects both dogs and cats but is more common in dogs. In dogs, the adrenal gland produces hormones that help regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels. When an animal has Addison’s disease, the adrenal glands don’t produceContinue reading “Addison’s Disease”

Addison’s Disease

When the adrenal glands stop producing the hormones that keep the body in balance, Addison’s disease develops. Natural steroids, particularly cortisol and aldosterone, are the most essential hormones generated by the adrenal glands. The dog’s body will gradually degenerate without these hormones, and symptoms will begin to develop. When symptoms appear, a diagnosis can beContinue reading “Addison’s Disease”

Allicin

Allicin, a compound found in garlic, has been proven to have a variety of health benefits. In fact, many studies have shown that allicin has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. It’s also believed to help prevent heart disease and cancer. As an antioxidant, allicin helps protect cells from damage that can lead to disease. AndContinue reading “Allicin”

Alopecia

Alopecia is the medical term for baldness. It can affect any hair-bearing area of the body, including humans, dogs, and cats. Alopecia in dogs is a common problem that can be caused by many different things. Some of these causes include: Allergies or contact dermatitis – this might be caused by food allergies or environmentalContinue reading “Alopecia”