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Raw "Extras"

June 14, 2013 // Canine
spices
Here's some ingredients you're likely to already have on hand that make beneficial additions to your recipes.
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Feeding Raw Necks

June 11, 2013 // Canine, Feline
chicken necks
  Did You Know Feeding RAW Neck Bones is a Beneficial and Nutritional Addition to Your Pet's Diet?
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Changes in Your Dog’s Stool on Raw

May 27, 2013 // Canine, Feline
5 day old raw poop
One of the additional benefits of switching your pet to a raw dog food will quickly become apparent – you will see a significant reduction in the size and odor of your dog’s stool. 
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Echinacea

April 22, 2013 // Canine
echinacea
Echinacea alone or coupled with Golden Seal has been a proven reliever of seasonal allergies in dogs for symptoms like reverse sneezing, runny eyes, and regular sneezing.
Given all season or pulsed throughout the year, it really helps and it's natural and non-drowsy.
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Kidney/Renal System

April 12, 2013 // Canine
renal

Kidney/Renal Funciton
The urinary system or tract includes the kidneys, the ureters (tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder), the bladder, and the urethra (the tube through which urine exits the body). The urinary system has several important functions. It gets rid of the waste products that are created when food is transformed into energy. It also maintains the correct balance of water and electrolytes (salts) within the body's cells. Another key function is the production of hormones called erythropoietin and renin, which are important in maintaining healthy blood pressure, producing blood cells, and absorbing salt correctly. Finally, the urinary system processes vitamin D.  

Acute kidney failure is an abrupt decline in function that occurs over a period of days. Dogs can develop acute kidney problems as a result of ingesting toxins, including antifreeze, certain medications, tainted foods, etc. Other reasons for this type of kidney failure include decreased blood flow or oxygen delivery to the kidneys, infections and urinary obstruction.

Chronic: While some kidney problems have an immediate cause that can be treated, chronic kidney disease shows up over a period of time and its causes are harder to determine. This condition develops slowly and affects mostly older dogs. It is often caused by underlying illness and congenital and hereditary conditions.

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