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 (yes, it’s a real number) gigabytes of half-truths at our fingertips, it’s no surprise that there are scores of myths out there.
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My Rottie/Shepard mix Sheba is 15 years old now, and has started to show signs of age. Most notably her appetite has waned – she’s been an enthusiastic eater all her life (she’s been eating raw since I adopted her more than 10 years ago), but now she often needs a bit of coaxing to [...]
The immune system is an intricate biological protection system responsible for determining what belongs to and in the body versus what does not belong and requires elimination. It defends the body against
We often get asked how soon it is okay to start puppies on raw food. By far, the very best time to start feeding puppies high-quality raw foods is when they are still in the womb. Some studies suggest that conditions
For dogs and cats that exhibit digestive difficulties such as loose stools, additional supplements can help support the health of the intestinal lining. Probiotic supplements can aid in re-establishing the healthy bacteria needed by
Detoxification is essential for any animal that has been treated with multiple courses of medications such as steroids, antibiotics or antihistamines which are often prescribed for animals with itchy skin or digestive disorders. Even pets who have been on a heavily processed diet
Is your companion itchy? Does she have digestive difficulties? These are some of the most common issues that cause guardians to seek veterinary care for their companions. Sometimes it is difficult to get to the bottom of those troublesome itches and tummy upsets. They may be a sign of food allergies or sensitivities.
It’s important to avoid feeding rancid fats to our dogs and cats. When fatty acids become oxidized, or “turn rancid”, they are profoundly changed. Rancid fats in the diet reduce the nutritive value of the protein, degrade
In my earlier post on fats in a dog’s diet, 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
More than any other nutrient, a dog becomes the fats she eats. Yet fats are often the least understood aspect of canine diets and consequently few dogs are fed a proper balance of fats. Fortunately, improving the balance and types of fat that your dog eats is easy. It’s the best thing that you can [...]