We're very proud to announce an exciting new feature on our website, Sarah's Carnivore Corner! Who is Sarah and what is her Carnivore Corner, you ask?
Sarah Griffiths, DCH has a 15-year professional background working with animals. She is currently enrolled in the Clinical Pet Nutritionist (C.P.N.) program from the Academy of Natural Health Sciences (ANS) in New Jersey. She is also enrolled in a mentorship program, working towards certifying herself as an Equine Canada Coach of English riding and will be taking the ANS Equine Nutrition Specialist program once her C.P.N. is completed. She has consulted with pet owners, veterinarians, commercial raw pet food companies, and has worked as an animal trainer and veterinary technician. Sarah has worked with wild and domestic animals in film, zoos, conservation centers, rescue facilities, veterinary clinics, and farms. Additionally, she graduated from the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy with a Diploma in Classical Homeopathy. She treats people and, with the help of a local vet, treats animals too. Her life will continue to be dedicated to working with and bettering the lives of animals everywhere.
Our goal with Sarah's Carnivore Corner is to provide you with the best expert advice so that you can make the easiest transition possible to a raw pet food diet for your pet. Please be sure to check up on some of Sarah's previous articles to learn more about raw food diets for your pet.
We're also very proud to announce that moving forward, we'll be publishing nutritional data for each of our products!
We recently got an email from a customer whose dog was having skin-related issues. Like many pet owners, they were interested in making the switch to a raw food diet but didn’t know where to begin:
"I have a 14 month old Pug with skin issues. He constantly chews his paws because his skin is itchy and irritated. His ears have also been bothered off and on with a yeast infection. I’ve taken him to see the vet about the condition, but the medicine I’ve been given only cures it temporarily.
I feed him a commercial dog food, but I have been feeding a little raw off and on because I am unsure of the supplements he should eating with a raw diet. Some people I know say I should not feed him a raw diet because it's not balanced food and is dangerous to handle. Others I know say it's the best food for him. I would truly appreciate your advice. Thanks for your time."
There's been a lot of concern from consumers recently over the recall of tainted Alberta beef from meat supplier XL Foods. Many retailers have been affected, and it's already become the largest beef recall ever in Canadian history.
But you might be wondering if the recall has had an impact on raw pet food suppliers and their products. We can assure you that no 3P Naturals raw pet food products carried by our retailers throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower mainland are involved in the recall. So your furry companions are safe to continue enjoying their favorite natural pet food products.
Visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website for more information on the recall, and for a list of all the affected retailers.
Question: I am researching diets for Rottweilers and the best food to feed them. I have came across a few things on a raw food diet. We are getting a puppy in December this year. When do I start them on raw food, how much, and how many times a day? Also what are your prices for bulk orders? Thank you.
The always knowledgeable and informative Dr. Peter Dobias has published another great article for cat and dog owners about “hot spot” – itchy bald patches seen on some pets. Most practitioners will prescribe steroids such as prednisone, Panalog, Surolan or Otomax to address this common problem. However, Dr. Peter Dobias has pointed out that steroids are powerful medication that can have lasting deleterious side effects including: