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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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freeze dried diets

June 3, 2011 // Canine, Feline
freeze dried
light weight & still enzymatically active, they're pricey...but darn convenient considering the health benefits. 
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June 3, 2011 // Canine
raw recreational bones
In order to understand the nutrition bones provide to pets, it's first necessary to nail down exactly what we're talking about when it comes to bones. 
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