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Trusted Saskatoon Veterinary Expert share a Trusted Tip on pets mealtime

Here our Vet Experts share a tip on pets mealtime: 


Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are available and your veterinarian should be your primary source of information as to the best choice for your puppy. The amount fed will vary with the type of food and the individual dog, but in general, should only be as much as the puppy can consume in 5 to 10 minutes at a given meal. Puppies are usually fed 3 times daily when between 6 and 12 weeks old, 2 times daily when 12 weeks to 6 months old, and may be fed 1 or 2 times daily when older than 6 months.

For certain large breeds of dogs, your veterinarian may recommend that several smaller meals be fed rather than 1 large meal (even when your dog becomes an adult) because an association has been suggested between the consumption of large meals and a serious medical condition called gastric dilatation/volvulus or "bloat."


Be careful not to overfeed. Generally, portion as much as the puppy can consume in 5 to 10 minutes at a given meal.


Feed a high quality diet designed for kittens. Your veterinarian is your best source for information regarding an appropriate diet for your kitten. Dry foods are usually most economical and have the advantage of providing a rough surface that will help reduce plaque and tartar buildup on your kitten's teeth, but canned foods can be fed/supplemented if desired.

Amount fed will depend on the diet, as well as the age, size, and activity level of your kitten. Kittens can be fed free-choice or at set mealtimes; however, many veterinarians recommend feeding all pets at set mealtimes because intake can be more easily monitored. Canned foods should always be fed at set times, because if left unrefrigerated, they can spoil. I recommend use of stainless steel bowls because plastic and ceramic bowls can scratch, leaving crevices for bacteria to hide. The latter types of bowls (and resultant resident bacteria) have been associated with feline "acne" and skin irritation. 



Dry foods are usually most economical and have the advantage of providing a rough surface that will help reduce plaque and tartar buildup on your kitten's teeth. 

The directory Trusted show on NewsTalk 650 CKOM. We answer the publics questions celebrated it's 2 year anniversary on June 1st 2013 ..the directory has had over 80,000 visitors ( most from Saskatoon - 82% from Saskatchewan ), yet we get questions on a weekly basis from the public and businesses who are unsure what we actually do!  

The Trusted Saskatoon Directory team of want to make sure that the public knows exactly who we are , what we stand for ( and against ) and how we do what we do , so we asked our wonderful Facebook and Twitter fans to submit questions about Trusted to us , so we could answer them..109 questions later we knew we had a great show ( and that we had done the right thing to ask!!).

Brent and the team then chose 10 winners from these questions to thank them for their great questions, see the list of prizes and winners below!


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Trusted Saskatoon Natural Health Expert shares a Trusted Tip on GT's Kombucha drinks that they now carry in the store!

 Trusted share a tip on a GT's Kombucha drinks that they now carry in the store:


GT's Kombucha drinks come in 3 delicious flavours: Gingerberry, Cosmic Cranberry and Divine Grape.  


What are the health benefits of Kombucha?


Kombucha Health Benefit #1 — Detoxification  

Detoxification produces healthy livers and aides cancer prevention. One of kombucha’s greatest health benefits is its ability to detox the body. It is rich in many of the enzymes and bacterial acids your body produces and/or uses to detox your system, thus reducing your pancreatic load and easing the burden on your liver. Kombucha is very high in Glucaric acid, and recent studies have shown that glucaric acid helps prevent cancer. I know 2 people in my immediate circle of friends who have had cancer (pancreatic and breast) and fought it into remission without any chemo or radiation therapy. Instead, they warded it off by detoxing their lives (going 100% organic, removing chemical cleaners and agents in their home, changing their diet to be at least 80% raw or fermented, etc.) Central to the detoxification process was drinking Kombucha regularly. Even Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the recently deceased Russian author and nobel-prize winner, in his autobiography, claimed that kombucha tea cured his stomach cancer during his internment in soviet labor camps. (And because of this testimony, President Reagan used Kombucha to halt the spread of his cancer in 1987. You’ll note he didn’t die until 2004, and that was from old age, NOT cancer.)


Kombucha Health Benefit #2 — Joint Care  

Kombucha contains glucosamines, a strong preventive and treatment all forms of arthritis. Glucosamines increase synovial hyaluronic acid production. Hyaluronic acid functions physiologically to aid preservation of cartilage structure and prevent arthritic pain, with relief comparable to NSAIDs and advantage over glucocorticoids. Hyaluronic acid enables connective tissue to bind moisture thousands of times its weight and maintains tissue structure, moisture, lubrication and flexibility and lessens free radical damage, while associated collagen retards and reduces wrinkles.


Kombucha Health Benefit #3 — Aids Digestion and Gut Health  

Because it’s naturally fermented with a living colony of bacteria and yeast, Kombucha is a probiotic beverage. This has a myriad of benefits such as improved digestion, fighting candida (harmful yeast) overgrowth, mental clarity, and mood stability. As such, it’s noted for reducing or eliminating the symptoms of fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, etc.


Kombucha Health Benefit #4 — Immune Boosting

Kombucha is extraordinarily anti-oxidant rich, and you all know the benefits of anti-oxidants for boosting your immune system and energy levels.




Trusted Saskatoon Interior Design Experts share a great tip...In need of a kitchen facelift? Check out the NEFF Difference

.In need of a kitchen facelift? 

Whatever your style, contemporary or traditional, NEFF offers a bold statement to any kitchen design. As seen in Architectural Digest, check out the NEFF difference. 


Juan Miró and Miguel Rivera, of Miró Rivera Architects, worked with Mike Kaeske and Lynn Bradshaw to give their Austin, Texas, home a modern look without disrupting the traditional feel of the neighborhood. Above: The duo used wood and soapstone countertops and stainless-steel appliances to modernize the kitchen, though the original flooring remains. New windows bring in natural light. The oil is by Johannes Hüppi. (February 2009) 


Seeking to preserve and update the house they commissioned from Richard Barancik in 1953, Chicagoans Howard and Doris Conant hired Margaret McCurry, of Tigerman McCurry Architects. Above: Formerly a narrow galley arrangement, the kitchen was expanded and given terrazzo floors, stainless-steel countertops, walnut cabinetry, from Poliform, and a substantial granite-topped island for casual dining and entertaining. SubZero refrigerator and Franke sink, at (February 2009)


“It was an ’80s building needing a rehab,” says journalist Dena Kaye, who, along with her partner, designer Dick Fallin, updated a house on St. Bart’s in the French West Indies. While retaining the basic footprint, the pair modernized their residence and opened it to the views. Above: The nondescript kitchen was transformed with stainless-steel countertops. “I love eat-in kitchens, because people always gravitate there anyway,” says Kaye, who picked up the flower painting at an artist’s atelier in the Pyrenees. (February 2006)


In renovating a New York apartment, designer Juan Montoya chose marble tiles to replace old vinyl, and cabinets are now “Douglas fir that has been sliced and relaminated, so the grain is absolutely straight,” Montoya observes of the extensive makeover the kitchen received. Franke sink; Waterworks faucets. Sub-Zero refrigerator. (February 2006)


“It didn’t have to be Tudor Tudor,” says designer Douglas Marsceill, who renovated the 1935 Los Angeles residence of composer Burt Bacharach and his wife, Jane. “We wanted to keep it more casual.” Above: “There was just a galley kitchen. One of the Bacharachs’ main requirements was a kitchen/family room combo.” Marsceill, who collaborated with contractor James Williams, knocked out several walls, joining five rooms to create one large space. (February 2000)


For the renovation of a 3,800-square-foot Florida condominium, Sally Sirken Lewis said, “Let’s keep it really light, like the environment, with its cool, sandy beaches. Let’s add bleached floors and taupey walls.” Above: The kitchen was redesigned to harmonize with the entrance hall and the living room. A Roy Dowell collage, Untitled #797, 2000, hangs beside the refrigerator. Neff bleached-maple cabinetry and black-granite countertops. (February 2002)


“My client, Terri Henning, needed a comfortable home where she could begin again,” Monique Gibson says of the penthouse she carved out of a converted bank in Charleston’s historic district. Above: Brick walls ground the kitchen. “When I first saw the apartment, all the original brick was visible,” says Gibson. “We decided then that we must salvage as much of it as possible and use it in the kitchen and family room.” Devant Chez Mestre, 1959, is by Willy Ronis. Viking range and ovens. Barstools, Sentimento, with Bergamo fabric. (February 2008)


“The apartment had a poky kitchen,” says designer Sandra Nunnerley. “The new one was carved, in part, out of the butler’s pantry. It’s a traditional white-paneled space, very simple but thoroughly done,” she adds. The range, hood and oven are from Viking. Microwave,GE. (February 2004)


Architect John B. Murray and interior designer Elissa Cullman joined two apartments in a 1914 Manhattan building to make a generously proportioned duplex. Inset: The gutted family room, study and dining room, beyond. Above: The new kitchen—a window was blocked for the range—and adjacent family room. Stools, T & K French Antiques. Sub-Zero refrigerator. Viking range. Waterworks faucet. Vaughan light fixtures. (February 2005)


In California’s Carmel Valley, Sally Sirkin Lewis and her associate Kenn Shlaes renovated a house for Ed and Ruth Morrow. Inset: The original kitchen. “It was dismal and old-fashioned,” says Lewis. Above: The cabinets and granite-topped counter they designed “are sleek and sophisticated,” she notes. At rear hangs Richard Serra’s Billie Holiday, 1999. The refrigerator is from Sub-Zero. Wolf ovens. (February 2005)


Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Brokers share a mortgage tip on The Costs of Upsizing

The Costs of Upsizing:

Very few people stay in their starter homes forever. Most of the time - whether it's because of a growing family or a growing income that allows you to purchase something better - homeowners opt to move to a larger abode.


If you're finding yourself in this situation, keep in mind that with a larger home comes larger costs. Below are just a few things to consider when you're determining how much more house you can afford:

1. Mortgage

Unless you're moving to a significantly less expensive area, chances are you're going to require a larger mortgage as your home's square footage increases. You can opt for a higher amortization to keep your monthly payments low (think 25 years), but this will also increase the amount of mortgage-paying years you have left.

2. Regular Maintenance (lawns, cleaning, snow removal)

This will be a particular shock if you're moving from a condo to a house. Lawns, gardens, snowy driveways - these all need to be maintained. Also, the bigger the house, the more you're going to have to clean (if you're into that sort of thing). Whether you hire people to perform these tasks or you opt to do them yourself, you're either looking at more money or more time spent on them.

3. Property taxes

Again, unless you're moving to an area that has lower taxes, chances are you're going to be paying more for a larger home. Find out from your Realtor roughly what the taxes are in your ideal neighbourhoods, and factor this into your budgeting before you start looking.

4. Utilities

A bigger house means more rooms to heat - and cool. You may also have to pay for water, sewage, and other costs such as water heater rentals.

5. Emergencies

If you're already living in a house, this likely won't be an issue because you're used to the threat of unforeseen maintenance issues. If you're moving from a condo, however, it's important to note that you're no longer paying maintenance fees for a reason. If something goes wrong, you have to foot the bill yourself. Make sure you have a reserve fund ready.

6. Home insurance

With a bigger home comes a bigger home insurance payment. 'Nuf said!

Depending on where you're moving to, some of these costs might be offset. Particularly if you're moving closer to work - which will likely lead to lower gas bills and car insurance. If your new home is newer and more energy-efficient, you may not notice a huge difference in utility bills. And if you're moving out of a larger city, your cost of living might decrease all around. Make sure you figure out roughly how much new house you can afford before you start looking. There's nothing worse than finding your dream home only to realize it's going to make you house poor. 



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