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The Importance of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) for Pets

EFA’s are just as important in our pet’s diet as they are in human diets. There has been much research on the importance of essential fatty acids in the daily diet and on the management of various degenerative disease. EFA’s function primarily as a natural anti-inflammatory and are therefore used extensively in the treatment of […]

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Pumpkin, The Great Equalizer for Diarrhea and Constipation!

If you find your dog has soft or looser stools, try feeding him a teaspoon to a tablespoon of canned pumpkin with each meal. Pumpkin is a fabulous natural remedy for soft stools or diarrhea. Plain canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling), or steamed fresh pumpkin will help harden the stools back up. If pumpkin […]

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Taurine – Essential nutrient for Cats!

Taurine is an organic amino acid that is most talked about as part of the feline diet. Unlike dogs, humans and most other mammals, cats cannot synthesize their own taurine from the other building block amino acids because they don’t have high enough levels of certain enzymes. So, they must get taurine directly from their […]

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Getting Rid of Fleas – Naturally!

We believe that the best prevention against fleas and other parasites is a healthy animal. Although animals in good health will be less prone to getting fleas, some still do…and certainly animals whose health is compromised, or those that are young or old, are more susceptible. There are many flea control products on the market […]

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Cocoa Mulch – Toxic Cocoa Munch!!!

We have talked about the dangers of Theobromine twice in the last few weeks and our recent article on Foods You Should Never Give Your Pet, solicited a comment from a fan about the danger of Cocoa Mulch. This is for those of you that may not have been informed about the dangers of cocoa […]

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Foods You Should Never Give Your Pet!!

1 . Grapes and Raisins- Grapes have been deemed a toxic food resulting in very sick animals. Although the actual quantity may vary with each animal it’s in your best interest to stay clear away from grapes altogether. 2 . Onions and Garlic– A small amount of Garlic is OK but this family of vegetables […]

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Milk Thistle – Healing Herb for the Liver

Like so many of the plants that grow everywhere around us, Milk Thistle is overlooked by most of us and considered an invasive species in some regions. And, like many plants often regarded as “weeds”, Milk Thistle is one of the thousands of herbs used for its powerful medicinal qualities, in particular for healing and […]

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Essential Fatty Acids – The Facts about Fats

Essential Fatty Acids are the fats found in all cell membranes, tissues and organs in the body and regulate nearly every bodily function. Both humans and animals are unable to produce these fats, so they must be obtained from food. Dogs and cats often do not get the daily supply of EFA’s they need, even […]

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Feeding Raw – Part 4: The Why’s and How’s of Feeding Raw!

The main reasons why we recommend a raw diet are: • Dogs and cats are carnivores, so their entire body from nose to tail is designed to eat raw meat • They should get hydration from the food they eat, through digestion. They get the benefit of this from raw meat • The enzymes and […]

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Feeding Raw – Part 3: Kibble – 101!

How is it that kibble diets became the norm in how we feed our dogs and cats? To fully answer this question, we must look at the history of how manufactured pet food originated. In the late 1850’s, a young electrician from Cincinnatti named James Spratt went to London to sell lightning rods. When his […]

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