Category: Nutrition

Raw Diets and Bloodwork Results: Should you be concerned?

For almost two decades, the veterinary community has debated the effects of raw diets on laboratory blood and urine results. Unfortunately, the debate has not been definitively resolved and is now sending confusing mixed messages to companion animal parents. I want to give my conclusive opinion, based upon published results and personal experience. Blood is my thing. I am…

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The Six Processed Forms of Dog and Cat Food

The numerous pet food options available today often present a quagmire to most pet owners – as it can be difficult to process all of it! Essentially, dog and cat foods are processed six different ways to become the end product – kibble, canned, dehydrated, freeze dried, raw, or home cooking – that your pet…

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Higher Is Not the Same as High Quality

Yes; it appears that certain commercial kibbles have higher protein content – according to the guaranteed analysis – than commercially prepared raw foods. In the comparison below, the dry matter basis clearly demonstrates that the commercially prepared raw food has more protein. I prefer that you compare the actual amount of protein per pound on…

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Commercial Raw Diets and Food Sensitivities

It’s true that the health and vigor of dogs and cats fed raw diets “shine” in all respects. Commercial raw diets generally have less ingredients, less additives compared to kibbles, more organic ingredients, and more responsibly sourced meat proteins. Raw food absorbability is also greater and it is less processed. It has also been postulated…

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The White Potatoes: Buy smart for optimum health

For more information on the difference between sweet potatoes and white potatoes, please visit my previous blog article, “Sweet Potatoes vs. White Potatoes: What is the difference for your pet?”  Many people question why our kidney and liver cleansing diets contain white potatoes even though they rank high on the glycemic index. The reason is…

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