Offal, also known as organ meats or variety meats, the literal definition of offal is to “fall off”—that is, whatever falls off the skeleton during the butchering process.
My Corgi, Leonard, has the disgusting habit of eating poop. He eats the cat’s poop. He’ll pretty much go after any random critter droppings in our yard which backs up to a greenbelt. I’ve gone online and found out it’s called, Coprophagia and have gotten a wide array of contrary information ranging from, “Don’t worry about” to “Get him to the vet immediately”.
Here are a few key things you can do to make your new shelter pup feel right at home. Hopefully, after reading this, you’ll be a bit less anxious and ready to give the newest member of your family the security, protective care, and love he or she needs.
Formulating a complete and balanced meat-based canine diet can be surprisingly tricky. Attempts can easily come up short on nutrition or long on calories if they don’t follow well-designed guidelines
One of the worst mistakes I’ve see with homemade recipes and even some popular commercial raw diets is improper amounts of calcium (Ca) and especially phosphorus (P) when feeding puppies.
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace mineral of fundamental importance to human, canine, and feline health. It is receiving considerable attention for its possible role as an effective naturally occurring anti-carcinogenic agent.
I worry about too much copper more than I worry about not enough copper. Especially in the “feed-a meal-of-liver” advice from a popular author and in some commercial raw foods.
We all know that we need vitamin D, either through sun exposure or through our food, in order to be healthy. It’s an essential vitamin for humans, which means we can’t live without it, and the same is true for our dogs and cats.
I am the director of a cat shelter in Bloomfield, NJ called the Homeless Animal Adoption League. We recently took in a sweet cat from another local shelter that had a fire who has IBD. Will Darwin’s food help?