from Dr Lise Hansen DVM MRCVS published by Hubble and Hattie First of all i must confess, i was a little sceptical about this book as i do find a lot of Vets are very Conventional in their approach which doesn’t gel with my Holistic Methods, my initial thoughts were “Oh here we go, another … Continue reading A Short Review of “The Complete Book of CAT & DOG HEALTH”
Finally some brands are awakening to real Canine Nutrition, getting away from the common 80/10/10 ratio meals, which is amazing as no body knows where this golden ratio came from but it's not always ideal for every dog and life stage and must be tweaked, so it's causing allot of confusion from consumers when the … Continue reading Pre-Made Raw Meals- 80/10/10 Doesn’t mean Complete!
Right now, this topic will have umpteen answers, depending on where you look! I have always been and advocated weaning onto species appropriate raw foods 4 weeks+, after further insight and a video via Healthful Dog's Youtube Channel. I now know you can transition much earlier, from 2-3 weeks, as that's exactly when Wolf Pups … Continue reading Puppies, When can you Wean them? (old Blog)
Grim Title?As grim as it may be, it is also very true! Everyone who know's me, know i have my own methods, which i back up with science, but there are other advocates and professionals of canine nutrition that have different methods, do i slam them or their work down? No! I don't the reason … Continue reading The Cut Throat Industry of Canine Nutrition!
Now every Fresh Food Feeder/Raw Food Feeder has heard of this "Golden Ratio" that is meant to mimic Whole Prey. (80% Muscle Meat, 10% Bone and 10% Organ) This seems like a great idea right? So if a Dog caught a rabbit and ate it, that's roughly the break down it would consume, As nature … Continue reading 80/10/10- Whats to know? (Old Blog)
How to Feed Fresh FoodsIn a Thrifty way! So many get put off the idea of feeding Fresh Foods because of the price, they even have a mild heart attack if you suggest buying ORGANIC Fresh Foods, but it doesn’t have to break the bank!Here is some tips that can help keep your costs down, … Continue reading How to Feed Fresh Foods-In a Thrifty way!
Now in accordance to the NRC (National Research Council) Dogs have a calorific requirement of 130Kcal per X Kg of BW (Bodyweight). *The 130Kcal is based on a typical adult pet dog to maintain their weight with 1-3 hours exercise, other factors WILL alter this Kcal figure*So for example an adult dog weighing 10kg would … Continue reading Calories/Macro Nutrients Recommendations …. (NRC)
Sound the Alarm!! I've just seen this ridiculous comment on a social media group that has allegedly come from their VET!Now i couldn't believe this, nor ever heard of it in the past, So i did some basic digging and found an article/review of a study on the Liverpool University website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/infection-and-global-health/research/pet-health/raw-pet-food/Now on this THING, … Continue reading Raw Fed Dogs Can’t Have Antibiotics!!
Well, This is what i keep seeing on many " Raw Feeding" Social Media Groups online, there are so many dog owners out there that will fight tooth and nail for their opinion that dogs are Obligate Carnivores, but that would be incorrect, if that was the case a LARGE chunk of the "Pet Food … Continue reading Dog’s Shouldn’t Eat Vegetables!
So recently I bet everyone's been seeing the Raw Feeding World going absolutely crazy over "Balancing" and the NRC guidelines (National Research Council- Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats) Now let me define the word "Balance" in this context as it's often used freely and open to interpretation. To Balance- To feed a Nutritionally Optimal … Continue reading To Balance or Not To Balance… Old Blog