Jerry is a jack russel/chihuahua mix. He was surrendered to a shelter in San Bernadino, California at the age of 8 months. He was then neutered and sent to Canada at the end of October 2014 at 9 months, very sick, timid and thin. He was extremely picky about food. His foster mom, Diane tried many different varieties of food with not much luck until one day, Jerry started to steal her dog's food. He finally started to eat without being hand fed. Jerry then began to eat everything and wait for his chewy treats afterwards. 3P co-owners Debbie & Paul Benson adopted him at the age of 1 year old. He eats everything now including wood! The rest is pretty much history and he loves his new home and his new raw diet. He is thriving now! Jerry has been an amazing addition to the family and we can't thank L.E.A.S.H. enough for bringing us together.
Did you know that 3P offers free raw pet food seminars, education via email, our website and social media AND individual diet planning for your dogs and cats? If you are a 3P retailer, please take advantage of this service and educate your customers and staff! Help pet owners to balance the raw diet correctly and teach your staff how to best help your customers with raw feeding. We even educate veterinary medical, technician and office administration staff and students. We are super excited to be speaking at two seperate veterinary office assistant colleges in the month of April!
We recently adopted our beloved Jerry from L.E.A.S.H. What a superb dedication and love these people have to helping the forgotten dogs of our society. If you're looking to add a new dog to your family, please consider supporting this great cause.
Taken from www.leashsavinglives.com:
Located in Beautiful British Columbia and serving the Greater Vancouver & surrounding area, LEASH Animal Welfare Society is a BC non-profit dog-rescue Society.
We are a rescue, not a shelter, and are therefor a network of foster homes committed and united in the struggle against high-kill shelters and dog overpopulation.
Inflammatory disease of the pancreas is a growing concern for veterinarians and pet owners. Vets are noticing this issue coming up more frequently in clinical practice. But what is it? How is it diagnosed? What can cause it? What solutions do we have for helping animals with this problem? Nutrition is an important place to start. The pancreas is a digestive and endocrine organ so it’s logical to start by looking at foods that support healthy digestion and metabolic function. Chronic inflammation of digestive organ could be a sign of improper diet, hormonal imbalance, blunt abdominal injury, poisoning, infectious disease, immune-mediated illness and some drug therapies. Azotemia and increased liver enzymes are common with this condition. There are some breeds of dog that are more prone to getting pancreatitis including Miniture Schnauzers, Miniture Poodles and Spaniels. German Shepherds are prone to pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) which can also lead to pancreatitis episodes and other health problems. It’s important to do an examination and lab work to determine the most likely cause and treatment. We will look at how we can feed the body and support the pancreas so it can function correctly.
Murphy “AKA Murphy doodle” is a 2 year old labradoodle that suffered from food sensitivities that included vomiting, chronic diarrhea (never had a firm stool) and ear infections from the day we brought him home. He also had that "dog smell"…. The first year of his life required numerous visits to a conventional vet to try and mask the symptoms of his issues. Extensive use of antibiotics, prescription vet kibble and other medications were introduced with limited success and numerous side effects. He also had a difficult time absorbing kibble diets and was significantly underweight.
After visiting a holistic veterinarian, he recommended that a natural diet be introduced as a solution to Murphy’s food intolerances and allergies. One of the raw food manufacturers that was recommended was 3P Naturals. Our vet and local retailer (Susi from Bark Avenue who is extremely awesome!) could not say enough good things about the cleanliness of the facilities and quality of the product. We had never considered raw because we thought it was kind of "gross" but had exhausted every other food source with no luck. We visited Susi several times and asked lots of questions before we made the decision to switch to raw.
Since being introduced to a raw diet, Murphy has been a different dog with NO diahrrea, NO vomiting, higher energy levels, a calmer disposition, a wonderful fur coat and no doggy smell. His weight holds perfectly on a balanced raw diet that 3P provides through their meat, organ, bone, and veggie combinations. I find this very convenient. I have no issues with the food and it is not at all what I expected when I thought about a "raw diet." I will never feed kibble again! Overall, we are extremely pleased with 3P and the support that can be received. Transitioning to a raw diet can be new and scary for some dog owners and having the level of expert support through 3P makes it very easy. If we hadn't made the switch to 3P Murphy would most likely not be here with us today… thank you for an exceptional product with so many different options.
Shelley, Chris & Murphy 'Doodle'
It's about time we made this simple! Switching to raw doesn't have to be hard. The following article breaks it down into easy steps and helpful tips. If you don't find the information you need here, please email me at [email protected].
We are happy to announce, we will be downtown at Moonlight Dog Cafe on Tuesday February 3rd for another evening of raw diet education. Will include plenty of time for questions and answers too!
What: 3P Naturals Raw Diet Educational Presentation
Address: 835 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC
Diseases of the urinary system are common amongst dogs and cats. I'm regularly asked about these issues and so I've put togther a guideline on the signs and symptoms as well as dietary solutions that may help you to solve the issue if you choose to take the holistic route. I find that with the appropriate dietary adjustments, most urinary issues can be resolved and/or the intensity of symptoms greatly reduced.
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.