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Embarking on Raw - A Personal Story

Embarking on Raw - A Personal Story

As anyone who feeds their dog or cat a raw diet, you are often asked the W word. Why? Why would anyone feed their pet raw meat when you can drive ten minutes to your local pet store and buy a bag of dry food for a fraction of the cost? Some of the bags even say things like “organic” or “natural”, so what exactly is the point of a raw diet?

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Dogs Eating Grass

Dogs Eating Grass

According to Dr. Dobias, grasses are beneficial for dogs to eat.  Once again, as long as they are not treated with chemicals. According to Dr. Dobias, because dogs eat a mostly meat diet,  grasses provide alkalizing foods rich with antioxidants and chlorophyll. The alkalizing foods can soothe the gut and balance the pH in the gut. But it doesn’t mean your pet is sick or has a disease.

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Flea and Tick Care

Flea and Tick Care

It’s that time of year when the fleas and ticks are back to bug us and our pets! Did you know that the problem is 90% outside and not the pet? If your pet is healthy, and the environment they are around is relatively free of fleas and ticks, you shouldn’t have a problem.

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Allergy Season

Allergy Season

Spring is finally here! And with spring comes allergies!  Do you have a dog or cat with seasonal allergies? I do for the first time.  I adopted a 7-year-old Weimaraner last summer, and didn’t realize her allergies were so intense!  When we first brought her home, she still must have had some residual medication in her system, because it wasn’t so bad until a few days later. Her eyes were so red and she was scratching all the time.

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The Most Important Food

The Most Important Food

First, do you always drink as much water as you should?  Some say us humans should drink 8 cups a day. Do you? I know I forget to drink when I get busy.  Your dog should drink about ½ oz to 1 oz per pound of body weight of water a day. So if your dog is 10 lbs, that would be 1 ¼ cups or a 50-pound dog would need a little more than 6 cups a day. Cats need a little less than 1 oz water per pound so that a 10 lb cat should drink 7-9 ounces of water per day.  I know I don’t drink enough every day. I often get busy and forget. And depending on what you feed your pet, he or she may not be drinking enough water either.

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