Nutrition

Teeth!

Keeping your carnivore’s teeth clean. Some of you may remember the days when “Milk Bones” were sold as teeth cleaning treats. And I still come across the odd person that thinks kibble will clean their dog’s teeth. Nope. Eating cookies doesn’t clean teeth. Do you need...

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Toxins & Your Pets

Toxins. Just as health comes from an accumulation of things, (clean water, fresh air and sunshine, exercise, rest, and proper nutrition) ill health comes from an accumulation things as well. It is rare that our pets will be poisoned in one fell swoop from ingesting a toxin...

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FASTING

Skipping meals is something that is natural for dogs. Being carnivores and scavengers by trade, meals are not set by a clock, but by opportunity. Their bodies have adapted well to this system and actually need to skip regular meals occasionally for optimal health. Dogs will...

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Vegetables

Plant cells are different from animal cells. Plant cell walls are thicker and tougher to open. The carnivore digestive tract is not designed to glean nutrition from plants. The carnivore digestive system is short compared to ours and vegetable matter just goes out the back...

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Green Tripe

That stinky rubbery green tripe is one of the most perfect foods for your dog. Tripe is the stomach of a ruminant; an animal that chews its cud (beef, lamb, pork, venison, goat). Their stomachs are huge for the size of the animal and work...

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CATS – OBLIGATE CARNIVORES: PART 1

Cats are obligate carnivores. This means that it is biologically essential that your cat get fresh raw meaty meals. Dogs are also obligate carnivores, but their scavenging ways have made them a little more adaptable to a sub par diet. Cats require the food that they...

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The Lymph System…

The lymph system is a circulatory system that is three times longer than the blood circulatory system. Lymph is a clear fluid that moves between cells and gathers up waste that the cells create. Cells take in products from the blood to function, then they poop...

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Carnivore Digestion: Part II

..continued from Carnivore Digestion: Part I After raw meat and bones have been broken down in the very acidic stomach, the pieces are sent down into the gut for further breakdown and absorption. The carnivore gut is short compared to the human gut. Humans digest their food...

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Carnivore Digestion: Part I

Dogs and cats are carnivores. They have not evolved into omnivores and they certainly are not vegetarians. They are designed to eat vegetarians. Let’s start with a look at our pet’s mouth. It contains pointy molar teeth designed to crush bone, hold prey, and tear through...

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