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June 2, 2018 // Canine

However, definitions for each are somewhat different, which makes things unnecessarily confusing. Dysbiosis is often defined as an imbalance of gut bacteria – too few friendly bacteria and too many opportunistic or pathogenic bad bacteria. Leaky gut syndrome is defined as the inability of the intestinal lining to prevent undigested food particles or potentially toxic organisms from passing into the bloodstream. It’s simpler to look at the situation this way: the imbalance of bacteria is what causes the problem – inadequate supplies of good bacteria, plus an overgrowth of bad bacteria, and sometimes yeast. This bacterial imbalance leads to inflammation of the membranes of the intestine, which results in the condition known as dysbiosis or leaky gut.
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June 2, 2018 // Canine, Feline
burned to death
Why are dogs so sick? Why are they suffering from the same diseases humans suffer, including diabetes, cancer, allergies, liver disease, leaky gut and more?
The answer? We feed them the same processed foods that we eat.
And the sad part is that we dog owners have no idea just how bad the foods we feed our dogs are … and we don’t understand how feeding more of those foods actually causes our dogs to starve.
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Feeding Poultry

June 2, 2018 // Poultry
barred rock hen
Below is a brief run-down on what to feed chickens when.
We hope you find it helpful.
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Large Breed Puppy

June 2, 2018 // Canine
large breed pup
Many pet owners still believe a roly-poly puppy is a healthy puppy. We need to set that old thinking aside if we’re going to help large and giant breed dogs live longer, healthier lives.
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Feeding the stressed out K-9

June 2, 2018 // Canine
Cortisol is often called the primary “stress hormone” because it’s one of the main hormones  released when under any sort of pressure and the evolutionary-based “fight or flight response” kicks into gear.
Dogs with separation anxiety or PTS are often stuck in a flight or flight mode. How can we help?
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