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

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