In Memory of Louie
November 2010 I was rescued from Chilliwack where I spent my life as a stray. I was knotted, dirty, and full of spores. I had a car ride to Surrey where I met this family that was supposed to foster me. The man that greeted me fell in love with me at first sight. I had a feeling that my life would turn for the better here. In January of 2011, it was final. This family adopted me and I had a big sigh of relief. I was treated with love, I got good food every day, I was being kept clean, and sometimes slept in my new owner’s bed. I was in heaven.
3P Naturals has adopted a Desi Dog
3P Naturals owners Debbie and Paul Benson have some exciting news, they have adopted a dog! His name is Kai and he is a 14 week old, Whippet/Labrador Retriever cross. Kai is a "Desi Dog", which is another name for a street dog from India. Animals like Kai are always in need of assistance and 3P Naturals would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their efforts:
3P Naturals Raw Pet Food Featured on Smart Brands
Check out our latest video which showcases the benefits of 3P Natural's raw pet food products on Smart Brands.
7 Food Handling Tips to Keep Your Raw Pet Food Safe
There has always been a great deal of discussion regarding the topic of feeding your pet raw food given the general public's concern over foodborne pathogens and raw meat. The true dangers are minimal, if not non-existent because of the differences between animal and human physiology and the safety of the production practices that 3P Naturals employs. Regardless, because the product is served raw, it absolutely must be handled properly. We at 3P Naturals stand behind the safety of our product and strive to produce only the safest, healthiest food for your pet.
However, once the product is purchased, it is up to you to make sure that it is kept safe and free of pathogens for your pet. Here are some tips on handling and preparing your pet’s raw meal that will keep both your pet and your whole family safe.
How to Prevent Pancreatitis in Dogs
Our good friend, Dr. Peter Dobias has written an excellent article on the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatitis. The pancreas is the digestive gland that produces insulin that regulates the blood sugar and digestive enzymes needed for digestion. When dogs are fed processed food, the pancreas works overtime and can become inflamed.
Many cases of pancreatitis go undiagnosed because the dogs present no visible symptoms despite having an overactive pancreas or an elevation of pancreatic enzymes. However, acute pancreatitis is the most serious form and the onset happens relatively suddenly. Dogs with acute pancreatitis will usually stop eating, start vomiting, and may have diarrhea. Further, the dog may be lethargic, dehydrated and the abdomen may appear hard-core firmer, and sensitive to touch especially in the front portion of the abdomen as the pancreas is closely related to the stomach and is in the same area. The best way to confirm your dog's diagnosis is by a blood test at your local holistic veterinarian.