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It is scary thinking about all of the bacteria that can be found in your pet's food. You may often wonder how you can put a stop to it. The truth is we can’t. However, we can control it in the processing and manufacturing of the diet. 

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I think it is common knowledge to most pet lovers that chocolate is potentially harmful to a dog or cat. Chocolate contains Theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and cats. It only takes 45 or more milligrams of theobromine (per pound of your dog’s weight) to reach a potentially lethal dose. 

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This time of year holiday travel is at its peak. If you’re planning a trip yourself, you may be considering whether to take your pet along with you.  Like many other pet parents, you may worry how well your dog will do on a long flight or car ride.  For those with older pets, you may even worry about how the cold weather can affect your pet’s mobility. 

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Urolithiasis is a general term describing a common disorder of the lower urinary tract in dogs and cats. It refers to stones or uroliths that develop in the kidney, ureter, bladder or urethra affecting approximately 7% of cats and 3% of dogs seen at veterinary clinics.

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People charged with overseeing the safety of our food supply have a crucial role in society that is not properly appreciated.  In a westernized community, food borne illness is so rare that citizens take food safety for granted. In the United States, the probability of a lethal food poisoning from any one meal is one in 73 million.

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Man and animals are dependent on foods of plant and animal origin. As nature has taught us, food obtained in a fresh, raw state will spoil quickly. Thus methods to properly preserve foods and extend their shelf life have been developed and improved on over time.

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One of the most important duties an expectant mother has is to prepare for a successful pregnancy. The same holds true for our dogs. The success of any breeding exercise will depend on what your bitch has been fed throughout her life.

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Vol. 7, Issue 44 -The Secret To A Healthy Dog
What is our first reaction when we discover that a severe disease, such as cancer, has attacked our pet and is spreading throughout his or her body? Hopefully, the answer is to change the dietary habits and become more aware of what we allow our pets’ bodies to be exposed to.

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Pumpkin has been described as a mystery food for dogs as it is very unusual to find an ingredient that is able to control symptoms of diarrhea as well as constipation. You can effectively relieve your pet’s digestive upset in a matter of a few hours by simply adding a puree of canned pumpkin to your dog’s regular food.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is called a disease of exclusion. This means that because IBS is difficult to diagnose, several other disorders have to be eliminated before a proper diagnosis of IBS can be made. The symptoms include passage of small amounts of mucous stool, a watery discharge or very soft stool and it can be sometimes associated with painful defecation and an increased frequency of defecation.

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The first few months’ of the puppy’s life are the most critical because it is during this life stage that the pattern for the dog’s future health is set. The development of the skeletal frame is especially vital for the large and giant breed dog.

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Homemade, cooked diets are the diets that veterinarians worry may be nutritionally deficient hence the ones they complain about. When dogs show up in a veterinary clinic with a nutritional deficiency or imbalance it is generally because of a home-cooked diet that is severely lacking in one or several nutrients, or one that has been over-supplemented.

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As a manufacturer of raw pet food, we follow strict protocol and guidelines to maintain the quality and integrity of our raw meat diets during production.  However, it is also important for the consumer to practice safe handling procedures for raw meat for both their family and pets. 

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Vol. 7, Issue 38 -Processed Food For Pets

There are four reasons people feed their pets: to satisfy hunger, to provide nutrition, for convenience, and for personal satisfaction. Given our busy society and the rapid pace of each of our lives, convenience is often the reason that most pet owners purchase the foods they do.



Previous 2014 Issues

Clients often ask what the proper thing to do is if you’re approached by an aggressive dog.

Also in this issue: Adorable 3-year-old debates mom over cupcake.

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Vol. 5, Issue 12 -Dogs With Diabetes

An autoimmune cause of diabetes in a dog means that something in the dog's immune system has gone wrong; therefore, their immune system is attacking itself, rather than attacking something foreign, like a virus.

Clients often ask what the proper thing to do is if you’re approached by an aggressive dog.

Also in this issue: Adorable 3-year-old debates mom over cupcake.

Vol. 5, Issue 10 -The Pet Food Controversy

Feeding raw is the recent buzz word that has kibble dog food manufacturers scrambling.

Also in this issue: Man Rescues Injured Dog With A Sandwich.

Kidney disease is common in all elderly pets, dogs for sure, and especially cats.

Also in this issue: Emotion Detector Found in Canine Brains.

Vol. 5, Issue 8 -Raw Diet for Puppies

Why, When, and How to Make the Conversion (plus Benefits)

Also in this issue: The Truth About Your Dog’s Food.

So often, greeting another dog on a lead becomes a total disaster...

Also in this issue: The Story of Lali, Chiropractic For Animals, Pro-Pet Recalled.

Valentine’s Day - how better to honor on this day than our beloved pets?

Also in this issue: Most Cat-Like Dogs For Those Too Allergic For Felines.

What to do when your dog is suffering from chronic health issues and your vet has given up...

Also in this issue: Red Flannel Cat Food Recall, Dog Poop Or Scientific Fact.

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I recently had the to opportunity to chat with two experts in the field of pet health...

Also in this issue: Reports Of Marijuana Poisoning On The Rise With Pets.

I think the best way to see the difference between conventional veterinarians and holistic veterinarians is...

Also in this issue: New House Bill Would End Classifying Select Dog Breeds As "Dangerous."

Many people seeking a natural diet for their dogs do so because their pet has a pre-existing condition...

Also in this issue: New Device Translates Canine Thought To English.

There are some people that you would never go to for advice...

Also in this issue: Mom Feeds Baby Dog Food

2013 Issues