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 dogs diagnosis is by a blood test at a your local holistic veterinarian.
This is a short and sweet blog post for those who were wonder what the difference was between "Natural" and "Regular" meat. It's pretty straight-forward actually.
Regular meat is the same meat you buy in the grocery store. It is safe for human consumption but it can contain hormones, animal by-products and antibiotics. We use regular meat in some of our product lines which means that your pets are eating meat that is as safe and healthy as the meat that you buy at your local supermarket.
On the other hand, "Natural" meat contains no hormones, animal by-products or antibiotics. It is the healthiest meat product you can buy. Some of our most popular products are of the Natural variety because of the health benefits realized by the pets that are fed Natural meat. If you would like to learn more about Raw, regular or Natural meat, please visit one of our local raw pet food retailers.
Dr. Peter Dobias, our local expert on holistic animal healthcare, has published a number of interesting articles on his blog that help to educate pet owners on various treatments and methods of prevention to some common pet ailments. He recently published an article that talks about the factors that contribute to stomach bloat or gastric dilation volvulus (GDV) in dogs. He also includes a number of tips that can help owners relive their dogs of this problem.
The following is a summary of Peter Dobais' article title "Stomach Bloat – Gastric Dilation Volvulus in Dogs – Holistic Approach".
3P Naturals will be participating in the EAT! Vancouver show taking place on June 10 - 12. If you are into cooking, dining or anything food related, this is a can't miss event. The festival takes place at the new Vancouver Convention Centre. Drop by and you'll get up close and personal with celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and much more.
We will be at booth #125 in the "Pet Pavillion" educating visitors on the benefits of raw food for pets. We will be giving out a voucher for one 200 gram free sample (along with our list of retailers) and will also have a draw for a $100.00 gift certificate towards 3P Premium Pet Products.
We hope to see you there!
For more information, visit the EAT! Vancouver website.
Among the many meat products that 3P Naturals sells, camel meat from Australia has become a new favorite for many of our customers. We recently became aware of a report that mentioned that camel meat from Australia could be potentially fatal for dogs. If you have been feeding your dog camel meat, there is no need to panic as measures are being taken to ensure camel meat is safe for both human and animal consumption. However, it is good to stay informed.
Here at, 3P Naturals we take the health of our animal customers very seriously. We continue to sell safe and nutritious camel meat in select products and we stay in close contact with our supplier as well as other manufacturers and industry experts on this and other health-related pet food issues. But again, we encourage pet owners to read the full article and listen to the interview to be fully educated on the issue.