Posts By: greendog

Unfortunate Changes to Plastic Recycling in Portland

By Guest Blogger Barbara Ballew, Master Recycler, class of Feb. 1997 China has been the buyer of our post-consumer plastics and other used commodities. They have just announced to the World Health Organization adoption of new environmental regulations, under which they are no longer allowing importation of recycled plastics, etc. from the United States and… Read more »

Dr. Ian Billinghurst’s Targeted Nutritional Therapy, Which Includes a Ketogenic Diet, Can Kill Your Dog’s Cancer

 This is an important article from Dr. Karen Becker DVM September 03, 2017 Story at-a-glance World-renowned veterinarian, author and the father of raw pet food, Dr. Ian Billinghurst, has written a new book about treating cancer with nutrition Dr. B’s book, “Pointing the Bone at Cancer,” lays out the science behind the use of a… Read more »

Toppers Are Important Part 3 – Hearts

Hearts are high in natural taurine and make an excellent treat or topper! Taurine  Dr Karen Becker DVM says, “Taurine, especially essential for cats, is an important amino acid for liver and gallbladder support. It’s essential for optimal blood flow, cardiovascular health, and the production of bile in both cats and dogs. Pets with less-than-optimal… Read more »

A few Myths about Senior Dogs and Nutrition

We all want to make sure we’re supporting our senior pets as they get older, but there are a few myths that persist about what is nutritionally appropriate for senior dogs. Myth #1: Seniors need lower protein diets It’s true that we used to be instructed to lower protein when dogs get older, but current… Read more »

Products We Love: Medicinal Mushrooms

by Christine Mallar   In each of our newsletters I’ve started to write a little piece called “Amazing Things You’re Not Buying”, featuring a product that we love. We have a number of products that are truly amazing, and that we wish so many more pets could have access to, due to their ability to… Read more »

Caution! Hot Pavement!

Safety Tip For Dogs in Summertime: Please remember, if you bring your dogs outdoors during a hot summer day, as the day gets hotter pavement heats up much more than the air. Today it’s almost 100 degrees – we measured the pavement temperature and it was 141 degrees! This temperature can easily cause pain and… Read more »

Giardia Recovery Tips

Friendly Reminder: spring is Giardia season! It’s important to try and prevent dogs from drinking from puddles and slow moving water. Giardia and other diseases that can be transmitted through contact with animal feces are prevalent this time of year (snow and ice is melting, releasing accumulated deposits, and the rain rinses fecal matter down… Read more »

‘Tis the Season For Fleas!

We’re coming up on a time of the year when fleas start to become more active. Here are a few quick tips to stay ahead of fleas (and ticks) effectively without harmful chemicals: Protect your yard Nematodes: When soil temperatures rise above 45 degrees for at least 2 to 3 weeks (spring, summer and fall… Read more »

Green Tip – Why You Should Avoid Farmed Salmon

When we are evaluating a pet food or treat to sell at the store, there is an (ever-expanding) list of ingredients that we will not carry, and farmed salmon is definitely one of them. Some items we don’t like because the ingredients are harmful to the environment, some because practices are inhumane or these animals… Read more »