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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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Raw Feeding Calculator

June 2, 2014 // Canine, Feline
Feeding Calculator: for Raw Formulas

As a result of the increased digestibility of a raw-food diet, you are able to feed your pet less food daily. Our suggestion is to feed your pet based on the 2-3% rule. Feed 2-3% of your pet's body weight daily. We recommend feeding your pet twice daily, so you should divide the total daily feeding weight in half and feed once in the morning and once in the evening.
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Yeast and Dogs

April 17, 2014 // Canine
yeasty ears
As a pet owner, you'll be able to tell if your dog has a yeast infection just by its smell. Yeast has a very characteristic odor. Some people think it smells like moldy bread or corn chips. Some people refer to a yeast infection of a dog's paws as 'Frito Feet.' It's a musty smell, and often a dog with chronic yeast will leave a tacky film on your hands after you give it a good petting. Sometimes there’s dander involved and sometimes improper pigmentation of the groin and even the top of nose. Now lets learn how all this comes about.
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