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Why Raw?

Here are just a few of the facts… Commercial kibble is full of mycotoxins – toxic substances produced by fungus that can cause everything from allergies to digestive upset to cancer.Kibble can also include lot of plant based protein which is not as beneficial for your dog.Most kibbles contain between 25% and 45% carbohydrates, which dogs…
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Raw Diets Protect Your Pets From Bacterial Contamination and Food Poisoning

Most of the dietary upsets we see that involve raw meat and bones are actually directly related to the dog or cats general everyday diet, and not so much in relation to the meat or bones. Given that cats and dogs have been eating raw meat and bones for over 40 million years, it just…
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Raw Feeding Cheat Sheet

How to Start A Species Appropriate Raw Diet for Pets Cold turkey!  Dump the kibble or processed food and fast pup for 12 hours. Then begin! Food Sensitivities Dogs and cats are very sensitive to the high sugar content and insulin spiking ingredients found in dry kibble food. Our pet’s guts were not made to…
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Dalmatians & Raw Food

By Wendy Lefebvre – Raw Feeding Advice and Support General Overview- NOTE: Not all Dalmatians have purine issues. A low purine diet is not a necessity if a dog or cat has not had a history of stones or shown a sign of crystals in the urine. Dalmatians have a different kidney and liver process…
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Crystals In Dogs Urine

By Dr. Judy Morgan DVM Struvite stones are caused by urinary tract infections and high pH, not by diet. A diet lower in grains and higher in meat makes a more acidic, lower pH urine. You should monitor urine samples frequently for signs of infection and changes in pH. I recently received this question in…
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Blood Values on Raw Feeding

By Jade Bossenbroek ​One thing most people are aware of, is that most vets are anti raw. The reason why is that they know little to none about raw feeding and only learn about processed kibble during their years of study. Most vets will get alarmed when they find that the blood test results of…
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Diabetes

PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE YOUR DIABETIC PET TO A RAW DIET WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF YOUR PET HEALTH PROFESSIONAL. Diabetic pets can do very well on a raw diet. Diabetes is essentially an inability of the body to metabolise carbohydrates: there is a growing body of evidence (particularly in human medicine) to suggest that removing…
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Cushing’s Disease

Contact Dr. Judy Jasek, DVM – Raw Feeder and Holistic Vet What is Cushing’s Disease? Cushing’s disease has two forms: Pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism: PDH involves the oversecretion of ACTH by the pituitary gland. ACTH is a hormone that stimulates the adrenal gland to produce glucocorticoids. The pituitary gland is most likely overproducing ACTH because of a pituitary…
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Cancer

By Meghan Leah Waals It seems like nowadays that one can’t get through a few months without knowing someone or a beloved companion that has cancer. It has become too common place that cancer has afflicted loved ones, hairless and furry friend alike. Although devastating we almost have become desensitized to the topic joking “aww…
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Kidney Disease

Dogs with Kidney Disease by Alex Seilis If you go to a conventional vet, the typical treatment path involves cutting down the protein and feeding a dry, low protein prescription kibble diet. This diet keeps the Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine levels in your dog’s body from increasing. The problem with limiting protein though…
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Did you know?

Didja Dog

Synthetic vitamins aren’t a good choice for your dog. That’s obvious. But nearly all commercial and some raw-pet foods contain them. China owns over 90% of the vitamin C market in the US and most of the vitamins in dog foods are manufactured in China and India. This should worry conscious pet parents because only 2 percent of all imported vitamins are inspected. And China’s top vitamin and supplement producing areas are among the most polluted in the world.