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Approximately 7 out of 10 dogs die of cancer in our country.  In 2009, I began a study to evaluate pet food as a potential cause of this terrible disease.  My theory was that pet food was the culprit.  You may ask how can pet food cause cancer? The pet food produced in the United States is regulated by the AAFCO organization.  There are very low specifications for what goes into pet food.  There is a standard that dog food must contain 22% protein and cat food must contain 27% protein.  The source of protein is not stated or regulated.  Pet food companies take advantage of this and use “animal by-product” or organ meat as sources of protein.  It is a known fact that carcinogens (i.e. insecticide, herbicides, pesticides …) are stored in these organs.  Our livestock in this country have chronic exposure to these and many other carcinogens.  The slaughter houses must get rid of these organs and essentially have two options.  Cremation of the organs which would cost trillions of dollars or give it to the dog and cat food companies for their protein requirement.  Since I have started my study, I have only seen a handful of skin or oral malignant tumors for dogs who had always eaten a non-by-product or non-organ meat-based food or treats.  In my many years of practice, I have dealt with most of my patients dying of cancer.  Today, with educating my clients about proper diets, most my patients are living into their late teen years.  A few diets that I recommend for dogs are: Open Farm, Natural Planet, Earthborn, Nom Nom , Pure Vita (not beef), Natural Planet, N&D, N.O.W. , Go and Zignature.  Good treats for dogs are fruitables, Halo, Old Mother Hubbard, Cloud Star and Grandma Lucy’s.   For raw diets: Sojo, Honest Kitchen and Grandma Lucy’s. Canned Diets: Castor Pollux Organix, Cloud Star Wellmade, Farmina, Firstmate,

For cats they should eat canned food only as dry food is a known cause of obesity, diabetes mellitus, urinary tract disease, dental disease and what I believe causes chronic renal disease (my newest study).  Good canned diets are: Weruva, BFF, Wellness, Natural Planet and Earthborn.  For raw diets: Honest Kitchen

Scott M Rovner, DVM

Platelet Rich Plasma Used For Treating Arthritis

Roscoe Village has successfully treated more than 1300 dogs and cats for degenerative joint disease also know as arthritis.  We have been able to not only eliminate the patients pain but also discontinue all pain medications on virtually all patients treated.  Platelet Rich Plasma is produced from the patients blood.  The red blood cells and… Continue Reading

Roscoe Village Continues To Develop New Therapies Using Stem Cells

Roscoe Village Animal Hospital continues to be a forefront in veterinary medicine in discovering new therapies for dogs and cats using the patients stem cells.  Dr. Rovner who is a consultant for a stem cell company,  has develop therapies for diseases such as Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis (GOLPP), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Progressive Retinal Atrophy… Continue Reading

Grain Free Diets

Recent FDA’s Statement Regarding Grain Free Dog Food   Roscoe Village Animal Hospital doctors are well aware of the recent media release of the FDA investigation of a possible connection of grain free dog foods causing Dilated Cardiomyopathy or DCM in dogs. Here are some key facts that you should know about this statement.   There… Continue Reading

NEW DATA ON ACL TEARS TREATED WITH STEM CELL THERAPY 1/19

Alternative to Invasive Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair The rupture of the anterior ligament (ACL) in dogs is the most common orthopedic injury in dogs. When a dog ruptures their ACL , surgery of the knee to stabilize the knee joint is recommended by veterinarians. There are several stabilization techniques available including but not limited… Continue Reading

Online Pharmacy Prescriptions

All FDA regulated medications are sold exclusively to veterinarians from the drug manufacturers. Pet medications purchased from a third party online pharmacy, are all diverted products. Because the product is a diverted drug, the manufacturer does not guarantee the quality or effectiveness of the medication. This is due to the unknown environmental conditions the drug was… Continue Reading

New Treatment For ACL Tears in dogs

Alternative to Invasive Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair The rupture of the anterior ligament (ACL) in dogs is the most common orthopedic injury in dogs. When a dog ruptures their ACL , surgery of the knee to stabilize the knee joint is recommended by veterinarians. There are several stabilization techniques available including but not limited… Continue Reading

Dr. Rovner’s Cancer Study In Dogs

Cancer has turned into an epidemic in our canine and feline patients. Currently approximately 7 out of 10 dogs die of cancer in our country.  In 2009, I began a study to evaluate pet food as a potential cause of this terrible disease.  My theory was that pet food was the culprit.  You may ask… Continue Reading