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Don’t Forget The Heart

June 25, 2012 // Canine
Because it’s a muscle, beef heart is somewhat similar to muscle meat, although it’s a heavier and more dense muscle. Also, heart meat packs more protein and unique nutrients that are supportive, preventive and increase vitality!
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Meat -vs- Meat Meal Debate

June 6, 2012 // Canine, Feline
fresh meat
Fresh meat listed as the first ingredient is a pretty good sales pitch. 
However, consider this: fresh meat (chicken, lamb, or beef) contains up to 70% water, and meal (chicken, lamb, or beef) is simply fresh meat with the moisture already removed.
And you're paying for a dry kibble right? 
This is an article about the composition of fresh meat vs meal only. It does not reflect on the type of whole meat cuts or what's in a meal. That my friends, is whole other story!
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Diarrhea in dogs

May 14, 2012 // Canine
Most cases of diarrhea in dogs are self-limiting and, with a little help from you and proper diet, your dog can get back to form quickly. Fasting, resting, and allowing the natural course of things usually takes care of it. Here's some guidelines:
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Pet Food Labeling Rules

March 18, 2012 // Canine
These below facts/rules may make feel a little bit like a schlep as they lead to great labeling claims!
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Milk Thistle

March 14, 2012 // Canine, Equine
milk thistle
 Milk thistle is well known as a "liver herb" both for humans and pets.
Milk thistle contains a flavonoid compound called "silymarin" which itself is a combination of several other active compounds.
Extensive studies around the world have found that silymarin is safe and effective in treating a variety of liver diseases and other conditions, from kidney disease to mushroom or lead poisoning. It works by displacing toxins trying to bind to the liver and by causing the liver to regenerate more quickly.
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