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Bone Meal

June 14, 2010
Bone Meal
If you're a raw feeder yo understand the importance of balancing Ca to Ph. When raw meaty bones or ground bones are not available, bone meal makes for a convenient substitute.
Bone Meal provides the closest mimic to the balance of the ancestral diet

providing both Calcium & Phosphorus.
Here's how to apply it.
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Feeding Fish

June 5, 2010

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
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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
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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Ring bone in Horses

March 3, 2008
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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"Easy Button" Raw formulation

June 18, 2000
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Dr. JulieAnn Lee’s 30-year-old fail safe
 “easy button” for raw feeders
Although there are a million theories, preferences and should & shouldn't lists on raw out there, if you're just getting going, here's a great place to start safely.. From here you can change & tweak your recipes the way you want from whatever you learn. 
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