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I had a sickly dog many years ago. He ate dirt. He only ate it from certain places and only ate a little, so I let him. Years after his death I realized he was sickly from over vaccination and poor diet and he was likely self medicating. Since I have learned how to feed my dogs a real whole food diet I haven’t had a dirt eating dog. Herbivores consume minerals outside of their food. They...

The raw diet has two types of bones; raw meaty bones and recreational bones. Raw meaty bones are meals and are crunched up and swallowed. Think of turkey necks, chicken carcasses, lamb ribs, pork breast bones and such. They are softer than recreational bones and are easy to digest for a healthy raw fed dog.   A recreational bone is usually from a weight bearing bone, like a beef leg. They are very hard and serve more...

It’s common for people to try to keep their dog from eating grass because the dog sometimes throws up after. The connection made is that eating grass makes your dog sick. The opposite is actually true. If your dog eats grass and then regurgitates it in a pool of yellow goo it’s your dog’s way of cleaning out her stomach of something that was bothering her. She is self medicating and there is no need...

Ingredients Cafe and Community Market is now carrying Buddies Natural Pet Food! We are pleased to announce that Ingredients is now carrying our product! So for those of you in the downtown Victoria area you now have a close location to pick up Buddies for your four-legged-friends. Ingredients is around the corner from Capital Iron on Store Street, or check out their website: http://ingredientshealthfood.com INGREDIENTS Organic Market and Cafe 2031 Store Street Lo-Town in BEAUTIFUL Victoria ...

Buddies in Duncan now has Dehydrated Lamb Trachea, but supply is limited. This rich and unusual treat is a bit softer than a pig ear, and likely to provide more of a good chew than the 'crunch, crunch, gone!' of anchovies or liver. It's also a great source of glucosamine, which is used in treating joint and cartilage issues. We're not sure how often this will be available to us, so if you're curious to...

10% off All Purica Products! Our Weekly Special at Buddies in Duncan, from now through Saturday April 18th, is 10% off ALL Purica products, including: Glucosamine, MSM, Recovery SA Powder (regular or extra strength), and our newest addition to the shelf, Recovery SA CHEWABLE TABLETS (regular or extra strength)! These products have a reputation for success with bone and joint issues, but did you know they can help with immunity, breathing and skin issues, or...