Category: Nutrition

Quote: My dog has a chicken “allergy”, which means he is also “allergic” to turkey, duck, pheasant, quail, ostrich and all poultry.

For many of you who follow my Blog, you are probably shocked I used such a statement as the entry topic for a post. But, I often hear it and wanted to address it. In my previous post, “Food Sensitivity vs. Food Allergy: Is it not really just the same thing?”, I detailed the immunological differences…

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Raw Honey: A sweet food for the health of your pet

Who doesn’t love honey? The golden, sweet, gooey nectar seems to enhance the taste of just about everything. But although you may love a generous slathering of honey on a piece of toast or a dollop in a cup of tea, why on earth should you give honey to your animal companion? Well, it turns…

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Sweet potatoes vs white potatoes: what’s the difference for your pet?

Sweet Potatoes vs White Potatoes: What’s the difference for your pet?

There’s a famous old song with the lyrics, “You say potato, I say potahto; let’s call the whole thing off.” The songwriters obviously weren’t intending to compare the nutritional characteristics of white potatoes and sweet potatoes when they penned that line, but it’s not such a stretch. Navigating the white potato versus sweet potato maze…

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Food Transitioning versus Food Rotating: What is the Difference?

I often receive requests for advice on “transitioning” pets to a new food, so let’s discuss this issue in detail today—and hopefully clear up some long-held misconceptions along the way. Our discussion of food transitioning begins with an assumption: You plan to transition from one commercial formula that you have fed exclusively to a new…

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Guest Blog Post: Dehydrating Dog Treats

A special thank you to Kathryn for writing this up for us and teaching others how to dehydrate dog treats.  The main reason I decided to buy a dehydrator to make my dogs’ treats was cost. Already dehydrated liver is very expensive. Why spend $4.00 for 4 ounces if I can buy grass-fed liver for…

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Guest Blog Post: Plant-Based Nutrition for Dogs

Guest blog post submitted by Indogo – Unleash Change and Modern Vegan Family, Don’t Forget Fido Education www.indogolife.com and www.modernveganfamily.com Reviewed by Dr. Jean Dodds, DVM, May 23, 2013. My name is Laura Simonson, the founder of Indogo and Modern Vegan Family, Don’t Forget Fido online education. Our company’s mission is to be the “go-to” brand providing…

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Coconut Oil: The “Good” Saturated Fat

For some of us, coconuts conjure up images of palm trees and tropical locales. For others, they take us back to mouth-watering memories of our mother’s home-baked coconut cream pie – or even the sweet, gooey center of our favorite childhood candy bar! But did you know that besides tasting delicious, the oil pressed from…

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