6 Secrets the Pet Food Industry doesn’t want you to know

6 Secrets the Pet Food Industry doesn’t want you to know

By Kristin Clark, CSAN (Certified Small Animal Naturopath & Carnivore Nutrition Coach) Pet food companies specialize in making their particular product sound like it’s the answer to keeping your pet healthy, happy, and thriving. They use slick pictures and attention-grabbing phrases, and they’ve turned commercial pet food into a multi-billion dollar industry. However, no matter what the brand’s marketing department tells you, processed pet...

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Part 3 – Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet?

Part 3 – Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet?

But Don’t Raw-Fed Animals Pose Health Risks To Humans? By Dr. Jeannie Thomason, co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy Actually,  raw fed animals pose no more health risk to humans than kibble or canned food fed animals do!  Did you know that the majority of human cases of salmonellosis have been acquired through the ingestion or handling of contaminated, processed pet foods and treats – NOT raw meat?  In fact, if you do some...

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Breed Specific Dog Food – Is It Necessary?

Breed Specific Dog Food – Is It Necessary?

By Carole Milligan, certified by ACAN as a Carnivore Nutrition Consultant For a few months I have been seeing a TV commercial that states different dog breeds have different nutritional needs. The suggestion is made that purebred dogs require special diets. I suppose that means your average mixed breed dog can just eat plain old kibble. Don’t believe that marketing propaganda gimmick for one second! The truth is that all dogs, regardless of...

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Adequate Nutrition vs Proper or Optimal Nutrition

Adequate Nutrition vs Proper or Optimal Nutrition

Part 2 – Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet? By Dr. Jeannie Thomason, co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy This is where the confusion and controversy gets started. We love our companion carnivores, they are part of our family, we want to feed them in the very healthiest way possible. We want our animals to thrive, not just survive!  How can we do this?  What is the best diet for our dogs and cats?  How can we be sure...

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Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet?

Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet?

by Dr. Jeannie Thomason co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy Not a day goes by that I don’t see people posting on social media or emailing me about their new puppy or kitten already having digestive issues or itchy skin.  The majority of these people have already taken the puppy or kitten to a veterinarian (or several) and spent a lot of money on blood tests, fecal tests, dewormers, antibiotics, probiotics, several...

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Pet Food Recalls Continue in 2017

Pet Food Recalls Continue in 2017

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason, co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy Here we go again! Pet Food Recalls Continue! It was on March 15, 2007, when the FDA first announced that they had learned that certain pet foods were sickening and killing cats and dogs. Thy found contaminants in the vegetable proteins imported into the United States from China and used as ingredients in pet food. A portion of the tainted pet food had been used to...

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