My dog eats raw food, why does he still shed?

My dog eats raw food, why does he still shed?

Great food treats 80% of the body’s inflammation, but shedding means there is still something more. Could be he still has some “leaky gut” issues. 60-70% of the body’s immune system is in the intestines – it’s called the GALT – gut-associated lymphoid tissue. If the...
Is dry food good for my cat?

Is dry food good for my cat?

Dry food is, obviously, dry. Over 90% of the moisture has been removed from the food to get it to make a cute, dry kibble that will survive long-term in a bag on the shelf at the grocery store. In order to digest dry food, cats have to add moisture back in to the...
Why is my dog scratching so much – it drives us all crazy?!?

Why is my dog scratching so much – it drives us all crazy?!?

Sounds like someone has allergies. Typically, allergies are of three types – food, fleas and hay fever. If we prevent fleas, take care of the food allergies, then the hay fever allergies can be lessened. The most common food things that dogs are allergic to are the...
Why won’t my dog lose weight? He’s on low-calorie dry dog food.

Why won’t my dog lose weight? He’s on low-calorie dry dog food.

Crazy thing about pet food – in order to make kibble, it has to be 30% carbohydrate to make it into a kibble. I don’t know about you, but every meal made of carbs (pasta) does not help me lose weight – tends to make me bigger around the middle. Same thing happens to...
Spring may have actually sprung as I have more weeds in my backyard than grass which brings up a question; with all the “weed and feed” fertilizers out there, shouldn’t we be cautious in using them with our pets around? Do you have some basic info to share?

Spring may have actually sprung as I have more weeds in my backyard than grass which brings up a question; with all the “weed and feed” fertilizers out there, shouldn’t we be cautious in using them with our pets around? Do you have some basic info to share?

There are many facets to answering this question. First, read the bag – read the itty bitty print way on the bottom – often, these products recommend waiting several hours or until the next rain before allowing pets on treated areas. The chemicals can burn foot pads,...

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