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The Dog’s Ancestral Diet

 

The Dog’s Ancestral Diet

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.

How Much Should My Dog’s Eat?

 

How Much Should My Dog’s Eat?

I heard that sometimes very different dogs can eat the same amount of food. Is that true? Why? How much should my dog’s eat?

Can My Dog Eat Raw Meat?(part 2)

 

Can My Dog Eat Raw Meat?(part 2)

I really think I can feed my dog raw meat. I really like the predicted benefits of shiny coats and allergy control. Any insight into why my vet says, don’t do it.

Can My Dog Eat Raw Meat?(part 3)

 

Can My Dog Eat Raw Meat?(part 3)

I really need to know what to look for in a raw diet for Monty. I am sure you think your product is the best, but why?

Dog Obesity & One Dog’s Weight Loss

 

Dog Obesity & One Dog’s Weight Loss

We checked in with one of our favorite vets, Jackie Sehn at Mercy Vet on Mercer Island in Washington. Ouch. Olive was more than a few pounds’ overweight.

Safe Bones for Dogs

 

Safe Bones for Dogs

There is a reason dogs and bones is such a cliché – Dogs need bones. However, it’s not as simple as just “throwing your dog a bone”. Here is what you can do to keep them safe.

Can My Dog Eat Raw Meat?(part 1)

 

Can My Dog Eat Raw Meat?(part 1)

Conflicting information – It’s been my experience that when you get 10 “experts” (including your mother) in a room you’re going to get 10 different opinions. Having said that, I naturally fall on the side of the experts that endorse feeding raw.

Turmeric for Dogs

 

Turmeric for Dogs

Those of us who are familiar with the delicious tastes of Thai, Indian, and Persian food are probably familiar with turmeric. However, do you know it can also be great for your dog?

Raw Pet Food Safety Tips

 

Raw Pet Food Safety Tips

Raw pet food uses the same ingredients found in the average grocery store. This means the raw meat you feed your pet should be handled the same way you would handle raw meat for the rest of your family.

Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

 

Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

Most vets I’ve asked about eating grass – say generally speaking it’s OK if our dogs eat a little bit of grass. Today on a hike, Walter couldn’t get enough of it so I thought I’d look at some articles to see what folks are saying across the board.

Raw Food for Cats?

 

Raw Food for Cats?

Do cats really like your raw food? I mean, really like your raw food. Not a sales pitch but the real deal.

Yes; Vegetables for Dogs!

 

Yes; Vegetables for Dogs!

I always strive to make canine diets complete and balanced, using whole foods and that includes vegetables. Some people who feed “prey-model diets” think that vegetables don’t belong in the canine diet, and question my recommendation of feeding vegetables to dogs, and a much lesser amount for cats.