BalanceIt: A Unique Approach to Nutrition for Companion Animals

February 13th, 2019 by Heaven At Home Staff

BalanceIt, a vet-guided nutrition companion for pets including senior dogs and cats in West Michigan

Many pet parents struggle to know the best food, and method to feed their companion animals. Commercial pet food recalls can be scary, as can news about the FDA investigating boutique & grain-free dog food as a potential cause of hidden heart disease.

Veterinarians typically recommend commercial or prescription foods that meet these guidelines developed by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association:

  1. Food is formulated by full-time, board-certified Ph.D. veterinarian nutritionists.
  2. Food is manufactured by a company that conducts extensive live feeding trials.
  3. Company’s R&D team publishes peer-reviewed research.

Yet well-meaning pet food stores often direct pet parents toward heavily marketed boutique brands that do not meet these guidelines. Read the rest of this entry »


In Memoriam of Tripp Ullmer

February 12th, 2019 by Laurie Brush

Tripp’s Story:
We adopted Tripp in March of 2016. He was around 14 at the time, had poor vision and poor hearing and the vet diagnosed him with dementia. I am a sucker for Jack Russell terriers and even though we had never dealt with a special needs pet before, we couldn’t say no to his cute face.

We said at the time that whether Tripp lived 3 months or 3 years, it would be the best rest of his life possible. We fulfilled that promise. Tripp fit right in to our pack (we have three other dogs) and was loved immensely. Because he was special needs, he got special care.

He started to go downhill in the past few months and it was obvious he was in pain. We knew that just as we had given him a wonderful home to live out his days, so too would we give him a wonderful and peaceful goodbye. He was surrounded by his family, both human and dog. As sad as I was to say goodbye, I know that Tripp is young and healthy again as he plays with our other dogs at the Rainbow Bridge.

I can’t thank Heaven at Home and Dr. Amy enough for helping us give him the gift of passing in a peaceful atmosphere in his favorite spot, on his bed in front of the wood stove.

Thank you for the incredible service you provide. There is nothing worse than that fateful drive to the veterinarian knowing you are putting your pet down, and the lonely drive home. We will be calling you when it is time to say goodbye to any of our other furry loved ones.


FiveWPets

February 1st, 2019 by Laurie Brush

Keith’s goal is to help pet parents with the health and well-being of their pets by providing all-natural, locally sourced, environmentally conscious treats for fur babies of all shapes and sizes.

After realizing that pet parents often opt for convenience over quality, Keith recognized the opportunity to help owners and animals alike by producing an alternative to off-the-shelf dog treats with better quality ingredients and environmentally conscious production. We love Keith’s vision and want to help spread the word about his delicious treats! You can order treats or find out more by clicking here.


 
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