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Switching A Puppy to Raw

May 21, 2015 // Canine
pups eating raw meal
Puppies will generally have healthier digestive systems than older dogs or those with health issues,
and therefore will tolerate a more rapid switch (i.e., 1 or 2 days) with no trouble.
Start by substituting ¼ raw for your dog’s current food in each meal,
gradually increasing raw dog food while proportionately decreasing the kibble until the transition is complete.
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Fat in a Dog's Food

March 13, 2015 // Canine
Dietary fat continues to be one of the most polarizing and misunderstood topics in canine nutrition. Whether it’s people making their own prey model diet, which is commonly too high in protein in relation to the amount of fat, or a commercially prepared diet using carnivore-inappropriate vegetable oils, we’re headed in the wrong direction. Unfortunately for the misinformed pet owner, the cost in health terms is very high.
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Goat Milk

October 17, 2014 // Canine, Feline
goat milk
Learn about why goats milk is sooooo good!
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Raw Simplified:

September 12, 2014 // Canine
Some basic questions answered to help someone begin feeding raw if they're ready for a divorce from dry food.
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What is a Premix?

June 6, 2014 // Canine, Feline
A premix is a predetermined blend of 20 or more vitamins, minerals and possibly amino acids. This blend is added to the food component of a pet food formula so it will meet the minimum Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) requirements of the diet for a certain life stage or stages of a dog or cat. In other words, the food component of the formula is lacking in certain nutrients, so the formulator adds in via a premix the deficient vitamins, minerals and possibly amino acids needed so all the AAFCO nutrient requirements are met. Below, lets take a look at what they're all about.
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