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Not All Holistic Vets are Created Equal

It goes without saying that we all want to do what is best for our four legged companions.  We want to provide the best diet, best training and best medical care.  For those of us that feed a Raw Diet we also are most likely to seek natural care and a Holistic Vet for our […]

Keeping your “Fur Kids” safe over the Holidays!

With the Holidays upon us our “Fur Kids” need to be safe!  We are all busy and our lives and schedules change over the Holidays due to shopping, traveling, baking, Christmas Parties and many other activities.  What doesn’t change is the fact that our “Fur Kids” are still in need of our attention and thoughtfulness. […]

All Raw Meats are NOT Created Equal – Part 1 of 2

I have been working on this Blog for months and I am certain it will raise many questions for people – and to be honest I want it to make you think about what you are actually feeding your dog as well as ask questions of yourselves and of your suppliers so that you become […]

The Natural Daily Vitamin

All of us want to do what is best for our “fur kids”!  We provide them with a well balanced raw diet and supplements that include a daily vitamin of some sort.  Is this really what is best for our dogs?  Most “daily vitamins” provide synthetic vitamins rather than natural vitamins.  In my opinion, synthetic […]

Are There Hidden Carbohydrates in my Dogs Diet?

As Raw Feeders our goal is provide a “species appropriate” diet for our dogs.  Dogs are carnivores so their diet should consist of meat and bones (organs included).  We have discussed in previous Blogs that a dogs digestive system does not support the ingestion of carbohydrates and they do not have the required enzymes to […]

Do I Need to Supplement and Why?

A common question raw feeders have, “Do I need to supplement”?  In my opinion the only answer is a resounding YES unless you are feeding a 100% prey diet. The reason for the need to supplement is as follows; a dog in the wild would take down their prey and eat all of the animal […]

Holistic verses Traditional Vet – which one??

Frequently I am asked what my opinion is regarding if a pet owner should seek out a Holistic Vet or a Traditional vet.  It seems as if many pet owners struggle with how to decide which type of vet to see; Holistic or Traditional.   They both offer such a different approach to caring for […]

How many different proteins should be fed?

Often I am asked the question, ” How many different proteins do I need to feed my dog?”.   The simple answer to this is, no less than 3 but the more the better!  A dogs digestive system has a memory of how it breaks down the molecular structure of different proteins so if you […]

Do Dogs Need Fruits And Veggies In Their Diets??

I am frequently asked if dogs needs fruits and veggies in their diets.  Dogs are carnivores and carnivores do not require fruits and veggies in their diets.  Everything from our dogs teeth, their salivary glands, their intestinal track and their colon is designed for a diet of meat – not fruits and vegetable.  Humans think […]

Venison – What parts and how to feed it safely

As we are approaching Deer Hunting Season in MN and WI it was requested that I offer some tips on how to safely feed Venison as part of the raw diet.   Venison is considered wild game so you want to take all the precautions that you would when feeding any wild game to our […]