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Feeding Fish

June 5, 2010 // Canine

Small raw fish are my favorite easily available whole prey food.  They contain a wealth of nutrients as your dog eats the brain, eyes, organs, thyroid, stomach, bones, muscles and much more.

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Simple Changes in Diet for Improvemnt

April 21, 2010 // Canine
eating made better
Pet parents often ask me how they can improve their pets diet. (My answer is similar to what I’d say to them for their own diet.) Here’s my list of the best changes you can make for your pets. One or all... 'cause some change is better than no change! 
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Pie Chart

June 20, 2009 // Canine, Recipes
pie chart
A Raw diet is made up of components.
The components of a diet are 1) Muscle meats 2) Bone  3) Organs 4)Vegie/fruit/herbs
If you'd like to create your own raw or homemade diet for your dogs use this simple pie chart to help you visualize the goal with the 4 primary components  and keep these 2 practices in mind each day:
1) Balance over time 
2) watch your Calcium to Phosphorus ratio
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Stones: Calcium Oxalate Stones

June 14, 2009 // Canine, Feline
CaOx stone 1
Signs of stones
Watch for blood in your dog’s urine, the frequent passing of small amounts of urine, “accidents” in house-trained dogs, straining to urinate while holding the position much longer than usual, licking the genital area more than usual, painful urination that causes your dog to yelp from discomfort, cloudy and foul-smelling urine that may contain blood or pus, tenderness in the bladder area, pain in the lower back, or fever and lethargy.
If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian at once. A dog who strains and then releases a flood of urine may have just passed a stone and should be examined. If you can find the stone, take it with you so it can be accurately identified. A dog whose urine is completely blocked has a medical emergency; a plugged urethra can cause urine to back up into the system, resulting in kidney failure. The backup can also cause the dog’s bladder to stretch to the point of rupturing or damaging the bladder’s muscle tone, making it to empty completely.

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Ring bone in Horses

March 3, 2008 // Equine
Ringbone is an osteoarthritic condition that most commonly affects the pastern joint (high ringbone), but also can affect the coffin joint (low ringbone). The term gets its name from the ring or enlargement that can, in the more severe cases, form a true ring or enlargement of bone surrounding the pastern joint just above the coronet band. It is a degenerative disorder that affects the pastern and/or coffin joints and has no cure.
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