How Much Should I Feed?

How Much Should I Feed?

When it comes to feeding your dog or cat, guidelines are meant to used as just that. Guidelines. They are not written in stone and they can be changed when needed. There are several important factors in deciding how much your pet should eat. It should not be based solely on the weight of the animal. Let's take a look:

Age. How old is your pet? A growing dog or cat will sometimes eat twice or three times as much as an adult of their weight. A senior may eat substantially less than a young adult. The metabolic rate and needs of your pet will change over the course of their lifetime. You must observe and adapt to these changes. Young animals' bodies are busy building bone and other important tissues as well as running the every day systems. Cells are producing rapidly and the amount of food they will need to fuel healthy growth will vary. Senior dogs often slow in their metabolism and may need less food than they once did in their younger bodies. Middle-aged dogs will need a maintenance diet that will reflect their health status and lifestyle.

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10 Basic Supplements for Canine Wellness

10 Basic Supplements for Canine Wellness
Do you wonder if there might be foods you could add to your dog's diet to enhance his wellness? Maybe your dog suffers from a nagging ailment that you can't seem to get under control. Or maybe you have a working breed that needs some support for his extra energy expenses. Here are my top 10 favorite supplements that I feel every dog owner should know about:
 
1. Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's)
 
These nutrients are not called essential for nothing! They are an important addition to every dog's diet whether they are working or not. Essential fatty acids are needed to support healthy skin and coat, eyes, gut lining, paws, nervous system function, hormone synthesis and regulation and much more. EFA's are found in oils as polyunsaturated fats. Each oil has a unique nutrient profile so it's important not to use the same oil all the time.  Always use cold-pressed, refrigerated oils. Buy in small quantities often to avoid them going rancid as these oils are fragile and do not stay fresh for long. Racid oils are toxic so be sure they are always fresh. Vitamin E (discussed frther below) can help to preserve these oils during ingestion.
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Categories: dogs

Could Your Pet Have a Thiamine Deficiency?

Could Your Pet Have a Thiamine Deficiency?
What is Thiamine?
 
Thiamine is the vitamin known as B1. It is important for nervous system development and function, reproductive health and proper digestion. The main source of thiamine in the raw diet is muscle meat. 
 
If your pet eats a variety of different raw meats, there is plenty of thiamine to support the canine and feline bodies. If, however, your pet is eating mainly fish, he/she may be deficient in this important vitamin. They can also be deficient if they eat a large amount of canned food due to the way this type of food is processed but dry processed foods can carry the same risks. Animals that have weakened digestive/absorption abilities may also be thiamine deficient. 
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Categories: dogs cats

Is Your Dog Missing Vital Nutrients?

Is Your Dog Missing Vital Nutrients?

Please follow the link below to learn about how to ensure your pet isn't missing key ingredients in his or her diet:

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Categories: dogs

The Importance of Including Organ Meats to the Raw Diet

The Importance of Including Organ Meats to the Raw Diet

Organ meats? Gross, right? Well, even though they may seem gross to most of us, organ meats are an extremely important component of a carnivore’s diet. They contain an array of important trace minerals, vitamins and amino acids that are essential for helping your pet stay healthy and vital.

Dogs: Approximately 10% of the dog’s diet should consist of organ meat.

Cats: Cats require 15-20% of the total diet to consist of organ meat, mainly liver and heart. Heart meat is a great source of taurine for cats and is essential to them since they cannot synthesize it from precursor substances.

Menu items from 3P Naturals include: Heart & liver from beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck and more

NUTRIENTS FOUND IN LIVER AND HEART

Just by adding organ meats to the diet, you will be providing the following important nutrients.

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Switching To A Raw Food Diet

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Find out everything you need to know about a raw pet food diet, and how you can make the switch.

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