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To Cook Or Not To Cook?

Can you feed a cooked diet? Homemade cooked diets have been around as long as we’ve had pets and if done well are superior to any kibble, but… A cooked diet usually includes vegetables which your carnivore cannot digest easily because of its’ short digestive tract so...

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Feeding Puppies!

It is common for people to get a puppy and ask, “when can I switch her to raw?” The answer is “now”. Puppies are designed to eat raw meat, bones and organs right after weaning. Start them on ground products and be sure you have a...

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Trying to Keep Up?

Raw feeding comes with a lot of contradictory information. The online communities contain cut-and-paste articles that regurgitate what has been said before, but where do we get facts and where are the scientific studies? How do you know that you dog is getting enough manganese and...

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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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Urinary Infections

Dogs fed a balanced raw diet rarely see urinary infections. Raw food keeps the urine at the right pH level to keep bacteria from adhering and procreating in the tract and bladder. This proper pH also assists in keeping bladder crystals from forming. If you’re experiencing...

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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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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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GET YOUR WESTJET RAFFLE TICKETS HERE!

GET YOUR WESTJET RAFFLE TICKETS HERE! It's Vancouver Island Dogs Rescue Society's 3rd annual raffle! For $10 you & another person could win tickets ANYWHERE WestJet flies! Vancouver Island Dogs Rescue Society is 100% volunteer run with very little overhead. Their funding comes solely from donations, adoption fees,...

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