Guest Post: Elliot Harvey's Natural Health Column: Pet treats are important in the life of your dogs and cats. What is life without a treat? Be honest–how many of us can go through a day without giving ourselves some little tidbit as an emotional reward, to satisfy a craving, to increase energy? You can control when and what you consume as a treat but your pets are totally dependent on you and your knowledge of how much and how good is that treat.
Fluffy as a dandelion gone to seed or soft as silk; shimmering like satin in the sun or seemingly illuminated from within–few things in this world are as soft or beautiful as the fur of one's favorite cat. Stroking her irresistible coat is certain to calm even the most jangled nerves on the most horrible day–but it's also good for more. In fact, careful observation of pet fur and underlying skin can tell you a good deal about her health.