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Guest Blog Post: The Story of Henry

Reviewed by W. Jean Dodds, DVM, June 30, 2013 Kathryn, who penned the Dehydrated Dog Treats post, was so kind and wrote a wonderfully educational post about how she manages her dog’s conditions nutritionally.  Please remember this is Kathryn’s personal account of how she has managed Henry’s medical condition.  This is in no way shape…

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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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The gut: the key to health?

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is quoted as saying, “bad digestion is at the root of all evil” and “death sits in the bowels.” What Hippocrates likely meant was that the GI tract, or “gut”, is responsible for much more than digesting food; it plays a vital role in creating and sustaining health. Nearly 2,500…

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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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Pumpkin: Why is it such a popular treatment for diarrhea?

A recent search of the term “pumpkin diarrhea pets” on Google (aka “Dr. Google”) returned more than 485,000 results. Of course I did not check all of them, but the ones on the first few pages extolled the virtues of pumpkin for treating diarrhea, predominantly in dogs and cats. Not surprisingly, I often receive this…

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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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