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Folsom El Dorado: Ask the Experts

Mar 29, 2018 10:41AM

What ingredients should I look for when purchasing dog food?

The most important thing to look for is animal protein.  Ingredients are listed in order of weight, so the first five or so items will give you a good idea of what you’re getting. All dog food has a protein source and a carbohydrate source; what you don’t want to see is a bag of food with five variations of carbs and minimal proteins. Chicken, lamb, fish, venison, bison, and duck are all great sources of protein and with the addition of legumes, such as chickpeas, as both a carbohydrate and an additional protein source, you have the start to great food. Be cautious with products high in potato products, as they can act as an inflammatory due to their high sugar content.

Jeff Lee, Owner  //  Lees’ Feed and Western Store  //  4110 Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs, 530-677-4891; 2205 Francisco Drive, El Dorado Hills, 530-363-1008  // 

What’s the safest and most effective treatment for lip injections?

Whether patients are first-timers or returnees, lip fillers work really well. Prior to injection and to reduce pain, a topical anesthetic or ice can be applied. Injections are then placed in both the upper and lower lips (usually more on the upper). To get a beautiful outcome that looks natural and elegant, it’s critical that the injector has an artistic eye. Fillers last six-to-nine months and thus are repeated once or twice a year. For those seeking longer-lasting options, fat transfer is something to contemplate; and for those seeking permanent fullness, lip implants can be considered.

Arnold Almonte, DO, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon  //  The Almonte Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery  //  1411 Secret Ravine Parkway, Suite 170, Roseville  //  916-771-2062,

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