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!
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.
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!
Water is the most important nutrient for all living things. Dogs and cats are no exception. Water makes up 70-80% of an adult pet's weight. It dissolves natural and unnatural substances and acts as the root of all biological processes including digestion, circulation and waste removal. Animals must hydrate themselves regularly throughout the day to stay healthy. Pets can hydrate themselves in one of two ways: by drinking water and/or ingesting foods that contain a high moisture content. If an animal is severely dehydrated and cannot ingest water on its own, they will need to be hydrated by a vet via intravenous or subcutaneous fluids. Animals can survive much longer without food (7-10 days) than they can without water (1-2 days). Severe dehydration is a medical emergency!
We've been asked to speak to the Douglas College Vet Tech Department this week in New West Minister, BC! We are so happy that the veterinary commmunity is teaching species-appropriate nutrition in their classrooms. This is a huge statement about how many people are choosing to feed raw diets to their pets today. In fact, we have been told that many of the students feed raw to their own pets! Thank you to Carrie and Douglas College for this amazing opportunity to educate veterinary technicians about the ancestral diets of canines and felines.
In the month of October, 3P Naturals will be offering two free raw diet education sessions. We believe that education is paramount whether you are new to raw, switching your pet or if you have been feeding raw for years. You can always learn more and here's your chance to obtain a wealth of knowledge for free! Did you know we offer free nutritional counselling, raw diet planning and ongoing support for our clients? Did you know that as a 3P retailer, you can book these sessions for free for your own store? Attend an educational evening and learn about the best way to feed your pet.
1. Date: Wednesday October 8, 2014
Our road trip was a great success! We spent an amazing day at Northern Lights Wildlife Center learning about the wolves and wolf conservation in British Columbia. Our two guides, Casey and Shelley Black co-founded Northern Lights and have been giving captive wolves a place to call home since 1998. They provide permenant homes for captive bred wolves that cannot be released into the wild. Shelley and Casey`s program enables them to provide exceptional husbandry and enrichment for their wolves while educating the public and supporting wild wolf habitat and conservation efforts.
Six more sleeps until our encounter with the wolves of Northern Lights Wildlife Center in Golden, BC! Stay tuned for updates and photos of our adventure by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter @3pnaturals. It might me snowing where we're going......!
Northern Lights Mission Statement:
"Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Center promotes wolf and bear conservation throughout the natural environment. We value the role these carnivores play in nature. We strive to provide a one-of-a-kind, quality experience to the public as we support conservation through education."
Learn more about Northern Lights by visiting their website at: www.northernlightswildlife.com
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."