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Guest Blog Post: Easy-to-Bake Dog Treats

Thanks to Coleen for providing us with photos and an easy-to-bake dog treat recipe for any dog to enjoy! I make my own treats because after his NutriScan results showed many intolerances there are few commercial options out there and with agility training I reward often! I then can control the ingredients and also the fat…

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Food Sourcing: Six Tips When Choosing Your Pet’s Diet

The chicken jerky crisis and the 2007 pet food recall have raised consumer awareness levels about food sourcing. The pets who passed away are truly angel sentinels who saved thousands of others from the same fate. I often think the topic of food sourcing is brushed aside instead of really discussing solutions and acting on…

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Is a grain-free diet truly grain-free?

Packaged Facts – a publisher of market research in the food, beverage, consumer packaged goods, and demographic sectors – in last year’s report stated that 89% of pet owners surveyed purchase kibble, 10% steer towards natural/organic, and 6% buy grain-free foods. I was surprised by these findings since the grain-free trend is skyrocketing, and did…

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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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Reduce Inflammation, Improve Detoxification and Promote Repair

This article is a collaborative effort between W. Jean Dodds, DVM and Adam J. Lassin, DVM.  Like most humans our pets can develop arthritis as they age.  All joints can be affected; hips, shoulders, wrists and elbows. Our pets will begin to show signs of arthritis by being less active, lame, trouble getting up, and…

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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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