Posts Categorized: diet and health

Attention Kibble Feeders: New Health Problem Reported

(Part 4 of our Toppers Are Important Series) So there’s a lot of information bouncing around the internet recently about grain-free foods contributing to heart disease in dogs. Like most things on the internet, much of this information is good, yet some downright irritating with its bad advice and misinterpretation of the facts. I thought… Read more »

A Discussion Of FDA Disparity in Raw vs. Dry Pet Food Safety

This week we had to tell our customers about another voluntary recall of raw pet food. The Rad Cat Company was notified by the FDA and the Ohio Department of Agriculture after several tubs of multiple varieties of Rad Cat Raw Diet were purchased and tested. All samples tested negative for E. Coli and Salmonella… Read more »

Some tips for Chronic Yeast Overgrowth

Chronic overgrowth of yeast can result in a bad smell from a dog’s skin and chronically infected ears causing terrible discomfort and hair loss, as well as digestive issues. Unfortunately it can be very challenging to treat. Healing from yeast takes time and a whole body approach. Two key parts of the solution are to… Read more »

Jiminy Crickets!

As our world’s population grows, our demand for resources becomes more difficult to sustain. This especially goes for meat production, which requires significant land use, incredible amounts of water and food needed to raise the animals, creates conflict with wildlife concerns, and is responsible for so much pollution, especially surrounding large-scale Confined Animal Feeding Operations…. 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, eye health, cardiovascular health, and the production of bile in both cats and dogs. Pets… 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 »

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 »

Bone Broth – Part Two in Our Toppers Are Important Series

Bone Broth photo from https://www.canva.com/ This is the second segment in a series covering the benefits of whole food toppers.  We try to source the very best dry pet foods on the market, but the truth is that all kibble diets are highly processed foods.  Multiple heat processing steps during production damage valuable nutrients like… Read more »

Whole Food Toppers are Important

(updated 9/18) We try to carry the best dry foods on the market, but it’s important to realize that even the best ones are still heavily processed food. Some ingredients are put through multiple layers of processing, and the whole batch is baked or most often extruded, which is a high heat, high pressure process… Read more »