Vanya (age 10) and her son, Vladimir (age 5) have always been vegetarian. Since we're going to breed Vladimir, we had his hips X-rayed for certification. He got "excellent" rating from O>F>A. -- top score!

He and his mom have beautiful coats and skin. Here in Florida, skin problems are very common -- hot spots, etc. Also, they don't seem to attract fleas. People assume we "bomb" our house & soak our yard with pesticides, like everyone else seems to. They can't believe the answer is diet.

HOANA: Vladimir lived to be 13, and her caretakers recently got a new puppy.