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Meat -vs- Meal

March 14, 2013 // Canine, Feline
This is a snap shot of the difference between meats and meals on an ingredient panel.
This article does not go into the differences in quality of meats or meals. That's yet another story. Good grief Charlie Brown.
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Coconut Oil for Dogs

November 7, 2012 // Canine
coconut oil
Coconut oil for dogs (and people) is often called a miracle in a jar. "Virgin" (or unrefined) coconut oil helps to support and maintain overall health in both humans and dogs. Coconut oil contains Lauric acid, which is a medium chain fatty acid that is also found in mother's milk. Lauric acid is the substance that prevents infants from getting viral, bacterial and protozoan infections, and those same benefits seem to apply to dogs as well.
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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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