Nutrition

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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Flea Season

Fleas… Pet people want a quick and permanent eradication of fleas. I understand; they bite us too. There is a shame that some feel about being unclean when a flea is discovered. And I’m sure you all know the drill on the life cycle and the...

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Buddies Variety ft. Butcher Block Blends

Buddie’s Butcher Blocks The Butcher Block blend is one of our original creations. Affectionately named after our history in the butcher business, the Butcher Block formula has changed over the years to keep up with new knowledge of ideal nutrition for carnivores. We now have four formulas...

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Supplements

When I speak at raw feeding seminars people get quite worked up about supplements. The information and misinformation available is endless on the latest fashion in supplements. I am not a fan of supplements because I see too many people spending way too much money...

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Balance Over Time

Many of us are so used to giving our dogs the same thing day in and day out, that when we switch over to raw it’s difficult to think about variety. We have been brainwashed into the “complete and balanced” meal. But variety is a...

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That Darn Skin…

Sometimes our dog’s skin can have us pulling our own hair out. Itchy, flakey, greasy, pimply, hair falling out, hot spots, stinky, scaly, pigment changing, parasites, and any number of mysterious events. So many of these events seem to not be connected with anything. This...

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Dirt Eating

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...

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Recreational Bones

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...

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Why do dogs eat grass?

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...

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