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

How to start improving your dog’s life!

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“If you don’t start somewhere, you’re never going to get anywhere.” -Bob Marley I recently came across this wonderful quote, and my eyes lit up.  The truth in this quote is profound and, at the same time, so extraordinarily simple.  It’s similar to the quote “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” but I like the … 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

Are you applying the 8 laws of health to your dog?

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Raw Pets Thrive uses the naturopathic principles and tenets to help dogs thrive.  Naturopathy is a powerful way of supporting the body to heal itself naturally.  At its foundation, naturopathy relies on proper nutrition to achieve true wellness.  However, nutrition alone does not give the body enough to heal itself and maintain balance.  Besides nutrition, there are 7 other laws … Read More