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Why Backyard Chickens

March 21, 2018 // Poultry
Why Keep Backyard Chickens?

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Making your own Fermented Vegies for dogs

February 10, 2018 // Recipes
homemade fermented vegies
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?
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).

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Rotate! Rotate! Rotate!

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. 
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Pumpkin Dog Cookie Recipe

December 11, 2017 // Recipes
Pumpkin cookies
  • 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 2 tbs flax seed
  • 2 extra large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree (not the spiced kind used for pies)
  • 1/4 cup cold water or enough to make the dough stick
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Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

November 23, 2017 // Recipes
peanut butter cookie
These homemade Grain-Free Peanut Butter Dog Treats are quick, easy and make a great holiday gift. They're high protein, use just 6 ingredients and dog-approved!
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