What Kind of a Pet Parent are You?

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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!

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Duck Cat Meals Now Available and New Cat Meal Formula Change

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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.

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Myths About Kibble and Raw

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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.

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Helping a Finicky Dog Restart or Transition to a Raw Diet

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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.”

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Farm-To-Bowl: Quality Starts at the Farms

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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.

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7 Human Superfoods to Share with Your Dog

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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!

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

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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:

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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