The Benefits of Adding Fish to the Raw Diet

Written on Thursday, January 19th, 2017
The Benefits of Adding Fish to the Raw Diet

An incredibly valuable protein source that pet owners often miss is fish. Did you know that fish is packed with omega 3 fatty acids? It's a low fat, high protein food with a great polyunsaturated fat profile (the good fats). Most animals, including humans, are not getting enough omega 3 in their diet.

The two most commonly known and important omega 3’s are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahaexenoic acid (DHA). For starters, DHA makes up approximately 25% of the mammalian brain. So if your pet isn't getting enough, it could affect behaviour, nervous system function and array of other systems including the digestive, reproductive and endocrine systems.

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Feline Diabetes: Part 2

Written on Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Feline Diabetes: Part 2

Last week, we talked about feline diabetes, what it is and what can cause it. Now, let's take a brief look at what you can do to prevent and manage this common cat disease!

Tips for preventing feline diabetes:

  1. Ditch the kibble. We know it’s convenient but it's not going to do you or your cat any favours. The more glucose that is produced in the body, the higher the risk of obesity and diabetes.

  2. Raw diet! A meat diet is naturally high in protein which is the most important source of energy for obligate carnivores like cats. A high protein, low carbohydrate diet will help maintain a healthy metabolic rhythm for your cat for his lifetime. Protein helps to maintain blood sugar better than fat or carbohydrate. The best insurance you could ask for!

  3. Exercise. So important! Your cat’s metabolic function will often directly correlate with your cat’s exercise regime and diet. Be sure to provide playtime for your indoor cat for extra exercise.

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Feline Diabetes: Part 1

Written on Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Feline Diabetes: Part 1

Has your cat been diagnosed with diabetes? Not exactly fun! So what now? Here's what you need to know:

Feline diabetes (mellitus) is a disease characterized by a cat's inability to either produce adequate insulin or use insulin properly to stabilize their blood sugar levels. Common symptoms of feline diabetes are: increased urination, increased thirst, overweight, and lethargy.

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5 Nutrients Your Dog Needs from Vegetables

Written on Friday, September 30th, 2016
Leafy Greens are a good source of nutrients!

Kale munching pooches? Really? YES, really! From an ancestral perspective, dogs have been scavenging for meats and vegetables for hundreds of years. Digestive-wise, their intestinal tracts have not evolved away from their wolf counterparts, which are considered omnivorous, an eater of plants and animals. Taking the Ian Billinghurst stance, feeding your dog vegetables is a must.

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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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