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February 12, 2012 // Canine
Below I'll walk you through how to switch from dry food to fresh food (either raw or home made) 
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Liver Disease Diet

January 10, 2012 // Canine
love the liver
Diets for dogs with liver disease should be formulated for your dog based on the specific diagnosis provided by your veterinarian. The diet should be calibrated based on the digestive capacity of the diseased liver.
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understanding skin & ear issues

August 23, 2011 // Canine
Although skin & ear symptoms may appear suddenly, these problems have been developing over a long period of time, thus there's a great hidden mass of  "a mystery problem" they carry and the skin & ear problems are merely the visible “tip of the iceberg” for the body of the real cause lying below the surface.
I have combined skin and ear symptoms together since the external ears are essentially part of the skin. Both organs originate form the same type of tissue in the embryo and they generally respond similarly when illness occurs. They also seem to have a large capacity for disease in the sense that the body can limit disease symptoms to the skin & ears for a long time, even though the illness is worsening systemically.
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5 Steps to Picking a Dry Kibble

July 14, 2011 // Canine, Feline
picking a food
 5 Steps to Picking a Kibble (Dry Pet Food )
There are plenty of dog food choices out on the market today, hundreds of brands, and thousands of formulas that you could choose from. So how do you know what to pick for your furry family member?  We have put together a list of the 5 items you should look for when selecting a food. This is merely the basics, one should also consider the pet’s allergies, sensitivities, raw options and other needs as well.
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Stones: Diet for Calcium Oxalate Managment

June 14, 2011 // Recipes
home prepped food
Here is a sample recipe that could be used for dogs prone to forming calcium oxalate stones.
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