Nutrition


By Rhonda Jewel, CSAN I have been contemplating, researching and carefully studying my own pack while making notes about the common thread going around from veterinarians these days about feeding our carnivore companions veggies. The controversial question being asked lately is:  Shoud our dogs actually be eating veggies as part of their raw diet? This is not an easy question or a simple post to put together because it is such a...

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By Anita Bothwell, CSAN  I wish my dogs could live forever, or at least as long as I do. But the sad truth is they won’t, and they are dying younger and younger, but why? The leading cause of death in dogs is cancer, and would you believe me if I told you that commercial pet food is a primary reason? Between 2013 and 2015 I lost two of my precious dogs to cancer. At the time, I thought I was keeping them healthy by feeding them a...

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By Rhonda Jewel, certified small animal naturopath   The AVMA, (The American Veterinary Medical Association) the leaders of the veterinary industry in this country, have been clear on their stance regarding raw meat diets for cats and dogs for many years. What they would like us to believe is that raw feeding is dangerous and unhealthy for our pets – too many risks. Yet, many of us raw feeders who have been feeding our dogs raw meaty...

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by Wendy Lovas, Certified Small Animal Natural Naturopath  A Toy Poodle.  A Boxer.  A Saluki.  A Gray Wolf.  If you were to judge a book by its cover, you would think that these were all vastly different animals.  However, if you look on the inside, you would find that less than 1% of the mitochondrial DNA between these canines is different.  Despite the fact that internally all dogs function just like their wild cousins, at some...

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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,...

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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,...

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