Myths About Kibble and Raw

Fresh Dog Food

Myths about Kibble and Raw

The Internet is one of the most amazing tools of our time; it’s also one of the biggest sources of misinformation. Considering there are about a gazillion gigabytes of half-truths at our fingertips, it’s no surprise that there are scores of myths out there.

Continue reading

Helping a Finicky Dog Restart or Transition to a Raw Diet

Naturla Dog Food
If you’re convinced your dog won’t eat raw food because he or she is just too finicky, you’re not alone. Here’s a comment from a real customer who had labeled her Pug, Duke, “a serial selective eater.”  She wrote:

“When we mixed Darwin’s into Duke’s food for the first time, he just stared at it like it wasn’t even food.  Now Duke loves his new food so much he cries like a baby when we take the Darwin’s container out of the fridge.  He inhales it like he’s been fed this by mistake and any second we’re going to take it away.”

Continue reading

Farm-To-Bowl: Quality Starts at the Farms

Fresh Dog Food

Our customers tell us that one of the most important reasons they choose to feed Darwin’s meals to their pets is the quality of the ingredients we use. We agree that good ingredients are the foundation for nutrition, so we thought you’d like to know more about how we get our ingredients.

Continue reading

7 Human Superfoods to Share with Your Dog

natural dog food

Superfoods, which are foods packed with nutrients, aren’t just for humans. Humans and dogs can share several common foods that are nutritionally dense and pack a lot of healthful benefits into a serving. These super foods can help you and your pet fight disease, boost energy and maintain good health in general. They make great additions to your diet - and your dog’s diet too!

Continue reading

4 Easy Steps to Improve Your Dog’s Health – Feeding the Right Balance of Fats: Part 3

nutritous dog food

Steve with four generations of dogs. From the left, Popeye, his daughter Zowie, his Mom BeeBop and his Grandma, Grandma Daisy.

In my two earlier posts on fats, I introduced the concept that improving the balance and types of fat that your dog eats is the best thing you can do to improve the chances that your dog lives a long, healthy, happy life.

Here are four easy steps you can take to feed your dog the right balance of fats:

Continue reading

Why Balanced Fats Are Critical to a Dog’s Health – Part 2

Natural Dog Food

The balance of fats that a dog consumes has a profound influence on the dog’s cell membranes, those semi-permeable layers that allow cells to receive nutrients and eliminate wastes. Because every cell in the body has a cell membrane made mostly of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, consuming the proper amounts of omega-6s and -3s has the potential to affect every organ system in the body.

Continue reading

The Importance of the Balance of Fats in a Dog’s Diet: Improve your Dog’s Health – Part 1

IMG_1897

Steve with four generations of dogs. From the left, Popeye, his daughter Zowie, his Mom BeeBop and his Grandma, Grandma Daisy.

About the Author: Steve Brown, a consultant for veterinarians on formulating pet foods that meet European and North American guidelines. In 1998, he developed the first AAFCO-compliant, frozen, raw-meat based diet. After developing national distribution, Brown left the company to focus on research and education. He has authored the book Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet and co-authored See Spot Live Longer.

In this three part series, I will discuss how to improve your dog’s health, why balanced fats are critical and ways to improve the health of your dog.

Continue reading

Darwin’s Foster Dog Program – Help Us End Animal Homelessness

muttsb

Pet overpopulation is a serious issue, both for the country and for our region, one that Darwin’s is committed to doing something about. King County’s shelter does a great job of finding homes for the animals in their care, placing over 80% of the 7,000 dogs and cats left with them[1]. While this is a considerable achievement, it still leaves over a thousand adoptable animals each year in the Seattle area without a home.

Continue reading

Valentine’s Day – Fur the Love of Pets

Valentines Day 2015 Cartoon

Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to showing others how much you love them, so don’t forget your four-legged best friend. Who else waits patiently for you to come home and then dances with excitement at your arrival? Dogs love humans unconditionally, even if we sometimes don’t always have the time to give them the attention they deserve.

So this Valentine’s Day, here are a few ways to show your pet you love them.

Continue reading

Pet Dental Month – It’s Time to Brush Up on Your Pet’s Oral Care

Brush up on Your Pet’s Oral Care

February is pet dental month, which means it’s time to pay extra attention to your pet’s oral care. Dental disease is more than just yellow teeth, red gums and stinky breath. It may be a sign of a serious oral disease. If left untreated, it may affect your pet’s quality of life. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some kind of oral disease by the age of three.

Continue reading