We’re never too old to learn from our pets. The family dog provides daily lessons in devotion, along with examples of how to be present and grateful. For children, family pets also offer the opportunity to learn life skills. Everyone who loves a dog knows the joy of their companionship, along with the weight of responsibility. And every parent who strives to raise responsible humans can look to their family pet for relevant and age-appropriate teaching parables.
You may have heard of the “Cave Man” diet as it applies to humans, the theory being that unprocessed fresh foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates are best for people who evolved successfully over thousands and thousands of years consuming just such a diet.
The concept of the “Ancestral Diet” for dogs is similar in nature. Dogs and other canids evolved successfully through hunting and scavenging, consuming foods that were not at all like the kibble so many are fed today. Recent nutritional science increasingly supports an ancestral-type diet—high protein, balanced fats, and at least some fresh foods—as the healthiest approach to feeding most dogs.
Cats are mysterious creatures -- it's part of their appeal. They try their best to keep you in the dark, but our need-to-know guide should help you understand your feline friend a little better. Click through our trivia quiz below to learn more about them and how you can help your cat stay happy and healthy!
Rewarding your dog with food treats for good behavior is a fun and effective way to train. The best dog training treats are irresistibly yummy, small in size, easy to carry and healthy. For puppies and for dogs with sensitive stomachs, it is best to stick to treats with simple ingredients, such as low fat meats that are easy to digest.
At Darwin’s, we continually seek ways to improve the quality and nutritional efficacy of our pet meals. Our recent announcement of changes to our formulation raised some questions from readers, which we’d like to address.
Ever wonder what your relationship with your pet says about you? There are different kinds of pet parents out there, but the question is, which one do you happen to be? Are you a cuddle-loving snuggler or a strict trainer? A bit of both?
Just like your pets, pet parents come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. You might be the type of owner who prefers a game of fetch over a cuddle session on the couch, or you might be the type who would buy an adorable outfit before a training book. Chances are, you fit into some type of category, and the more you know about yourself as an owner, the better pet parent you can be. So what kind of pet parent are you? Take the quiz below and find out!
Natural Selections Duck Cat Meals are now available! You can give your cat more variety of poultry to choose from with this delicious duck meat. Natural Selections is our premium line of raw cat food made from free-range meats that are hormone and antibiotic free.
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.
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.”
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.