A few people asked me if flax seed was a good substitute instead of fish on my recent post about adding omega-3’s to your pet’s food. The answer to this is: no. What are the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids? “Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for cognitive function (brain memory and performance)” (University of Maryla
Prescription diets can be a sensitive subject to talk about with veterinarians and veterinary technicians that support and sell these foods. I want to discuss prescription diets in a logical way that breaks down each ingredient for everyone to easily understand. Unfortunately, prescription diets for pets are made from incredibly unhealthy ingredients that aren’t meant for a dog or cat’s consumption. Prescription diets are filled with countless unhealthy, non-species appropria
I don't recommend feeding chicken to dogs or cats that have allergies or other forms of inflammation because it increases inflammation in the body, it lacks essential nutrients, and can cause the health issues listed above. Chicken is a warming protein, meaning it will increase body temperature and any inflammation your dog or cat may be experiencing. This is based on Food Energetics from Chinese medicine. If your dog has allergies, hot spots, excessive itching, fur loss, or
I asked 70 raw feeders across the U.S. how much they spend per month feeding their pets raw food. These are the results! I do want to point out that price can vary by location. These are a few tips on lowering costs when purchasing raw meat, bone, organs, and supplements. 1. Make your own home made raw food instead of buying pre-made raw from other companies. Pre-made raw diets are much more expensive than home made raw diets because the supplier increases the price for a hig
The Quality v. Quantity of Dog Food: the higher rated the food, the less you feed and the healthier it is. This display is of a daily feeding amount for a 5 star kibble compared to the daily feeding amount of a 3, and 1-2 star kibble for a 50 pound dog. Even if your dog is less than 50 pounds, or more than 50 pounds, there is a visible difference between the quantity and quality of these brands. I often hear that people can't afford a 5 star kibble. This display shows that yo
Two words: Raw food. The top picture of Ella's coat was caused by her eating Purina dog food at the shelter for several months. She honestly looked much worse before I took this picture. We thought her skin was scarred over and that her fur would never grow back at one point.
The bottom picture is of Ella after being completely on raw food for less than 2 months! She has no more bald spots, eye discharge, diarrhea, or weight loss issues. A lot of people say "I feed my dog Pu
I took a survey at a pet event where I asked 250 people what kind of food and treats they feed their pets. Out of those people, 87% feed either Iams or some variation of Purina. These brands are extremely unhealthy and can cause issues such as the ones listed above, and sometimes even worse health issues such as cancer, seizures, and death. I have seen this thousands of times over the years as many pet owners have come to me because their pet has severe allergies or some illn