Have you ever wondered if there is anything you can do nutritionally to enhance your dog’s intelligence? Well, there is! Fat balance is one of many important aspects of feeding a balanced raw diet. Sixty percent of the mammalian brain is made up of fat so in order for it to function at its best, it needs brain food, literally!
It has been proven that a healthy diet improves a puppy’s ability to learn faster and remember more. It also enhances an older dog’s ability to retain their mental sharpness and improves overall sense of well-being. DHA (an omega 3 fatty acid) is especially important for improving memory, learning and helping to fight mental disorders.
Many of the questions I have received this month have been bone-related so this article is the product of the great questions that were asked. We'll break it down into an easy-to-follow guide on how to feed bones safely and how to choose the best ones for your pet. Bones are a staple when feeding a balanced raw food diet and important for dental/skeletal health but there are many types of bones to choose from. We have a large variety of sizes and shapes to fit the needs of all types of dogs. Certain bones may not be appropriate for certain pets. This guide will help you to decide what kinds of bones will suite your animal best.
Ear cropping for dogs is a controversial subject and is, in the end, a personal choice. Dog owners may choose to crop ears for the aesthetic appearance it gives the dog. Many working breeds have their ears cropped to enhance their working ablilities, for example, in the field of search and rescue to enhance the hearing ablilities of the dog. Owners of show dogs of specific breeds such as the doberman, boxer, and great dane will crop their dogs ears to enhance the look for the show ring.The Beauceron (like Rowan) is another breed that can have the ears natural or cropped.The process for the Beauceron is very easy and short compared to other breeds. Dobermans and great danes may have their ears taped or posted up until they are 6-8 months old. Beaucerons have naturally erect ears already so the process is very short, only about 4 weeks.
This month, we will be at Mutt & Moggy in Burnaby, BC for a free educational seminar on raw diet for dogs and cats. If you are thinking of switching or already feed raw, join us to ensure you are giving your pet a balanced and correct raw diet.
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2014
Address: Mutt & Moggy 7655 Edmonds Street #101, Burnaby, BC
Hope to see you there!
Rowan has finally come home. She is a 9 week old Beauceron puppy with tonnes of personality and a great mind. She's loving her 3P Natural Chicken and Elk and her raw bones too! Starting a puppy off right with raw diet is just about the best pet insurance one can have. It is also extremely important to ensure you are balancing the diet correctly to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Ask us for help by emailing our nutritional consultant: [email protected] Rowan will be working towards her tracking titles in the near future. Her raw diet will help her stay mentally sharp and physically fit. Stay tuned and watch Rowan grow up as a raw fed pup by following us on Twitter @3pnaturals or liking us on Facebook. What a fantastic little dog!