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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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June 4, 2012 // Canine
fresh vegies
Have you been told not to give your dog people food? 
But you've probably also been told (more than once) to "eat your veggies" ... because they're good for you! 
Fruits and vegetables aren't just good for you, they're good for your dog, too.  Your dog benefits from eating spinach just like you.  
It doesn't matter what kind of diet your dog eats. 
Canned, kibble, or raw-fed dogs all benefit when you add fruits and veggies to their diet. 
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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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