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Big Pet Food And Raw Meat

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Have you heard the news concerning the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and the upcoming vote as to their official policy concerning the raw feeding practices of their clients? The view of officially discouraging the practice of raw feeding for dogs and cats can only overflow to the policies of kennels, dog sitters, and exposure to countless other potential commonly shared environments where we all participate with our pets.  If adopted, this policy can discourage anyone from continuing their practice of raw food supplementation and surrendering to the fear. So…the big guys once again are trying to derail a great thing,...

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Pure Food

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As the pet population is experiencing tremendous growth here in America as well as many areas in the world, the health problems seem to continue to plague our pets. As science appears to be continually working on finding either causes or diagnosing symptoms, most diseases become established when a chemical imbalance impairs the body’s immune capabilities. Simple, logical common sense observations, which we can apply to our own lives as well. The most common way chemicals are introduced is through foods. These chemicals accumulate over time and can compromise cells, tissues, and organ systems. Chemicals are not the only factor...

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How Are Parasites Transmitted

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Dogs and cats pick up parasites on their paws when they frequent paths where other animals have eliminated. If you have experienced a bout with parasites/worms in your pet; they can also reinfect themselves if you continue to expose your pet to the same area to do his business as worms live in the ground up to 6 months! Many times when you witness your pet licking their paws; it usually is a sign and they may be ingesting the parasite at that time. Parasites can also be transmitted by insects and other means. Of course, dogs and cats (and humans) all...

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How To Keep Your Dog Healthy

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Healthy dog…boy, that’s a phrase that can mean anything these days. Healthy, does that mean only getting sick 3 times a year? For some reason, many people believe that and accept that. First of all, aren’t they animals? Understanding that first is the most important step in having a healthy animal in your home. Of course, we love them, but really, an animal is on the ground, looking for anything to put in its mouth and should always be alert and most of all, have a vibrant, active immune system. Laying around on a couch, passing gas, eating dead food,...

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How To Read A Pet Food Label 101

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This is a good one! It’s so confusing out there in the marketplace. So many brands, special need diets, how is one suppose to know how what would be best much less, how to read a label? So, as I am quite often asked, I want what’s best for my pet, but there’s so much out there, HELP! I always try my best and a principle that I try to live by is, K.I.S.S.  ”Keep It Simple Stupid! First, you must understand and accept, which sometimes I have difficulty with, is believing what's printed on the bag is in the...

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Importance of Meat

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If you are a vegetarian, you may have an aversion to handling meat. However, understanding how your pet’s body works may make you more receptive to supplementing a diet (hopefully by Viand) with this important protein source. Since the advent of commercial pet food, we have been led to believe that feeding raw meat is unnecessary and a health risk. But, there are many differences between humans and their pets. A dog or cat has a much higher ability to tolerate, neutralize, and digest raw meat than we do. Bacteria that would make us ill, does not have the same...

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