Manganese (Mn) is a trace mineral, required in small amounts measured in parts per million, that is necessary for the health of all animals, including being vital for development, metabolism, and the antioxidant system.
By paying careful attention to detail and using lean meats, one can make homemade and prey model ruminant (beef, bison, lamb) diets with zinc contents that meet ancestral diet amounts, and scientific standards for adult dogs and all life stages for cats.
Iron is an essential trace mineral for all life, including animals, plants, bacteria and fungi. It is the most prevalent trace mineral in the animal body, with about 67% of iron found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body.
Who should read the focus on nutrients blogs? Anyone who cares about nutrition for their dog or cat. Essential nutrients are those that the dog or cat must consume in their diet.
A dog’s digestive health is tied to his immune system health – health gut, healthy dog. A healthy digestive system provides a dog with the tools to manage stool, allergies, toxins in the environment, and more.
There’s an old saying “You are what you eat.” If that’s true, then it’s important that animal lovers take extra care when we decide what to feed our pets.
Perhaps you went looking for a new feline friend or maybe they found you; either way you took one look into those big beautiful eyes and fell in love. Now, how do you make sure your new family member is happy, safe, and will adjust well to their new forever home?
Recent nutritional science increasingly supports a whole food, ancestral-type diet; high protein, balanced fats, mineral and antioxidant rich—as the healthiest approach to feeding most dogs and cats.