Dog Nutrition

Bloat in Dogs

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog Nutrition, Featured | 0 comments

Bloat in Dogs

Bloat, (in dogs) or gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) as it is also known as, is when the dog’s stomach fills with gas and usually – twists, leaving no escape for the gas that builds up more and more, causing excruciating pain. Some of the signs of bloat are that the dog will struggle to breathe which means that vital processes can be quickly shut off. In many cases, severe distress, pacing, a bloated stomach, excessive drooling and dry heaving is going on. If the gas is not relieved soon enough, death is very possibly! Just recently, I stumbled upon some information that I was...

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Two point seven billion dollar drop in pet food sales!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Dog Healthy Recipe Corner, Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Featured, Pet food recalls | 0 comments

Two point seven billion dollar drop in pet food sales!

According to several sources, there has been a $2.7 BILLION dollar drop in pet food sales in the last two years! This is great news for many dogs and cats!  This means that concerned pet owners are actually concerned and listening!  Pet food is not healthy, not nutritious, not fit for food for our carnivore companions!  They have learned or are learning that pet foods contain waste products, toxins, synthetic vitamins, and often euthanized animals, etc.  On top of all of that, they are learning that cooked or processed meats/foods are not able to be properly digested by pets and that the...

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Enzyme Robbing In Dogs

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Featured | Comments Off on Enzyme Robbing In Dogs

Enzyme Robbing In Dogs

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason Enzyme Robbing in Dogs. What does that mean? When enzymes that are required for the digestive process are not available within the food being eaten, the digestive system has to “steel or rob” the metabolic enzymes that are produced in the major organs (heart, liver, kidney, etc.) to aid in digesting the meal. Robbing enzymes from various organs of the body that they themselves need to function properly will eventually have a detrimental effect on those organs. This is called enzyme robbing. Dogs and cats, being carnivores, do not have naturally occurring...

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Emphasis on Raw Diet For Dogs

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Featured | Comments Off on Emphasis on Raw Diet For Dogs

Emphasis on Raw Diet For Dogs

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason When heat destroys enzymes, enzymes become nonfunctional. When we feed heat-processed  or cooked food to our dogs (carnivores)  the naturally occurring, necessary enzymes are now absent; placing a greatly increased burden of digestion on the pancreas.According to Gabriel Cousins, MD in his book “Conscious Eating”: “Evidence…strongly suggests that eating foods devoid of enzymes, as a result of cooking, food irradiation, and/or microwaving causes an enlargement of the pancreas and also stresses associated endocrine glands….In all of nature, the human...

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Herbal Hemp/CBD Supplement for Pets

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Dog Health - Immune System, Dog Nutrition, Featured, Herbal Health For Dogs | Comments Off on Herbal Hemp/CBD Supplement for Pets

Herbal Hemp/CBD Supplement for Pets

CBD – Herbal Hemp Supplement for Pets May 11, 2018 With studies and anecdotal evidence continuing to discover more exciting natural benefits of CBDs from Hemp for dogs, many pet owners have begun to incorporate CBD powder (or oil ) into their dog’s diets to promote general well being. It has been found that just like humans, dogs (and most likely other animals) have an endocannabinoid system that interacts with cannabinoids like CBD. The endocannabinoid system is a naturally occurring regulatory network responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body’s many functions, some of which...

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Our Dogs Are What They Eat

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Featured | Comments Off on Our Dogs Are What They Eat

Our Dogs Are What They Eat

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason I know you have heard it before, “You are what you eat!”  This applies to our companion animals just as much as it does to us humans. The right food/nutrients is critical and essential to good brain function, muscle and organ growth and maintiance, and of course to a strong immune system. Yet the majority of dogs (and cats) around the world are not adequately nourished these days and we are seeing lifelong consequences for health and cognitive development. Nutrients from the foods we offer our dogs to eat; needs to provide the foundation of the structure,...

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