How to feed your dog raw when you’re a vegetarian

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  I have a confession to make. Normally, it’s not something I bring up, because, to be perfectly honest, I don’t think it’s particularly interesting. It’s also usually not relevant to whatever’s going on. But it’s become relevant in lots of discussions I’ve had lately. So, the confession: I’m a vegetarian. I don’t eat cheese or dairy products either, although … Read More

6 secrets the pet food industry doesn’t want you to know

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Pet food companies specialize in making their particular product sound like it’s the answer to keeping your pet healthy, happy, and thriving. They use slick pictures and attention-grabbing phrases, and they’ve turned commercial pet food into a multi-billion dollar industry. However, no matter what the brand’s marketing department tells you, processed pet food, from its ingredients (including preservatives) to how … Read More

The surprising benefits of green tripe for your dog

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Often, people ask me if there is any particular food I recommend most for species-appropriate raw diets. While I always advocate variety—various protein sources, such as chicken, beef, pork, turkey, sheep, and so on—I do also highly recommend feeding green tripe to carnivore pets regularly. What is green tripe? What is green tripe, you ask? Tripe is another name for … Read More

Dangerous over-vaccination is on the rise: A breeder’s experience

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The following article was written by an experienced natural rearing (NR) breeder about her experiences with parvovirus (parvo). My hope is that it will show you that there are alternatives to vaccination, even when it comes to diseases that are typically regarded as very serious or even life-threatening. This article reflects Ms. Jamieson’s experiences, but those experiences are representative of … Read More

Hidden dangers of your dog’s water

Kristin ClarkGeneral Health, Nutrition3 Comments

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Clean, pure water: a naturopathic principle of health Naturopathy follows 8 principles of health: proper nutrition; appropriate and adequate exercise; clean, pure water; access to sunshine and (if needed) appropriate supplements; balance and moderation; fresh air; an adequate amount of rest; and trust in the process. Here, we look at the 3rd principle of health: your pet’s need for clean, … Read More

Fasting your dog: should you? Why? And how?

Kristin ClarkGeneral Health, Nutrition1 Comment

When I work with someone to help them get their dog thriving, one of the things we always talk about is fasting. Initially, many people are a bit hesitant about fasting their dogs. They say things like, “I don’t think my dogs would be OK with only eating once per day–and definitely not with skipping a day!” Or they tell … Read More

My dog keeps getting hot spots! What can I do?

Kristin ClarkGeneral Health, Nutrition4 Comments

According to the website petinsurance.com, hot spots are one of the most common reasons that people take their dogs to the vet. In fact, hot spots rank fourth in the top 10 reasons to take dogs to the vet! And it’s no wonder—hot spots (or acute moist dermatitis) are irritated, infected, hot, red, moist lesions that are both painful and … Read More