“The most important single factor in the cause of disease and the resistance to disease is food.”
John E Crewe, M.D

“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” – Hippocrates

The Importance of Food

Nutrition provides the foundation for all good health – or ill health. Food has the ability to either harm or heal so the most important thing you can do to ensure the health of your dog or cat is to feed them a good high quality, balanced, natural diet, preferably raw.  Benefits of a natural […]

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What is the Best Food for my Dog or Cat?

The best food to give to your dogs or cats is a minimally processed “species appropriate” diet, preferably raw and homemade. This generally consists of high quality, hormone and antibiotic-free meat, raw bones (or some other source of calcium such as bone meal or a calcium supplement), organs, vegetables and fruit.  You can also add […]

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Is Raw Food Safe?

Dogs and cats have a shorter digestive system than we do, which means that foods are processed quickly — before harmful bacteria have a chance to multiply and cause problems. Furthermore, carnivores have a very high level of acidity in their digestive systems. This high acidity, which allows them to process raw meats and bones, […]

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The Best Way to Transition to New Food

Ideally, you will transition slowly, especially if your dog or cat is not used to variety. Add in about ¼ of the new food with ¾ of the food you are currently feeding.  Change the ratio slightly each day to add in more of the new food.  A week or so should be adequate time.  […]

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When to Supplement Your Pet’s Diet

It’s best to try to get most nutrients through the food by offering a balanced and varied diet. However, I do recommend adding a good omega -3 essential fatty acid in the form of fish oil (salmon, sardine/anchovy, krill) daily along with a general whole-food or green supplement.  Other supplements can be added as needed […]

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Are Table Scraps Okay?

Absolutely! This is precisely what animals ate prior to the advent of “pet” food in the 1950’s. Adding a small percentage (so as not to change the calcium/phosphorus ratio too much) of healthy “human” foods is a great way to supplement your dog or cat’s food, especially kibble.  Some good options include cottage cheese and […]

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Consistency vs Variety

Variety is key to a healthy diet. Dogs are much more likely to get the nutrients they need and less likely to suffer from allergies if given a variety of different foods. Regardless of whether you feed raw or cooked foods or kibble, feed a variety.   If you feed kibble, switch it every few months […]

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Are Bones Okay?

There is some risk inherent in feeding bones of any kind but generally raw bones are safe since they are not brittle from cooking. Choose bones that are an appropriate size for your dog or cat and always supervise! Bones provide great recreation and do more to keep their teeth clean than anything else (besides […]

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