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A corral of information for the health of your pet.
February 14, 2018 // Canine
February, ahhh the month for Cupid. Your sweetie is friendly, loyal, athletic, protective, has big dark eyes, sigh…
Your just home from work and you haven’t seen each other for 8 long hours...
You miss him and he’s so anxious to kiss you,…
but oh that breath! Hello! ICK
The National Cancer Institute says emphatically that many cancers can be prevented by making appropriate lifestyle changes. In fact, National Cancer Institute studies show that 35 percent of all human cancers can be attributed to dietary imbalances. An estimated 80 to 90 percent of all cancers are preventable by lifestyle choices.Read More
February 10, 2018 // Recipes
We puree vegetables for dogs to break down the cellular wall so that they can absorb the nutrients; but are our dogs really benefiting from pureed vegetables? It's a lot of work only for our dogs to poop the food out, right?Read More
On the other hand, when we ferment the vegetables, we're creating a food that closely resembles the stomach contents of prey.
EASY TO DIGEST: Fermented foods are easier to digest and don't make the gut work hard to break down and absorb the nutrients in the food.
PROBIOTICS: Fermented foods provide healthy, natural probiotics for gut health. And because this is a natural source of probiotics, it may replace commercial supplements for many dogs, saving us money.
BETTER IMMUNE SYSTEM: Fermented foods help improve gut health, which frees up the immune system can do its job; helping to decrease allergies and inflammation. Healthy gut, healthy dog!
ANTIOXIDANTS FIGHT CANCER: Fermented vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients (a substance found in many plants that supports good health and prevents disease).
January 17, 2018 // Canine
If you’ve ever been in our stores you probably know we’re a fan of “rotating” here.
Experts agree that the ideal diet plan rotates flavors, formulas, brands & forms .
The idea of rotating is based on the simple premise that more variety will provide better overall health and well-being for your pet.