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Not all raw is equal

Feeding raw is about feeding a more natural diet, a diet which carnivores such as dogs and cats thrive on. However it’s a misconception to think that feeding whole raw meaty bones is the same as feeding BARF.

How to respond when someone says that their dog has passed away

The death of a beloved canine, is a very real and traumatic experience, a member of the family is gone and the whole dynamic of the family changes. There are constant reminders and the family unit is broken, an integral part of the family is gone. Mourning the death of a pet follows the same process as mourning for a human and grieving for the pet is an important part of an families recovery. Not only has a canine family member died, in addition, there is the battle with guilt, as invariably a decision had to be made to euthanize due to intense suffering or incurable diseases.

Raw Beef heart for dinner

4 1/2 Week old puppies eating raw

When you see these puppies pulling meat off a kudu bone, the truth that dogs are carnivores is reinforced and the realisation hits home that such injustice is being perpetrated against dogs by feeding them pellets. The fact that the profession that is supposed to protect dogs and cats, push expensive scientifically formulated corn on unsuspecting pet owners is heart breaking and absolutely criminal.

Salmonella in commercial pet food

When first starting with raw food, some dogs develop loose bowels. The reason for this is that acidity of their stomachs is returning to optimal condition.A dogs digestive system is made for meat, bones, feathers and fur. The ph of a dogs stomach when on raw is between 1 -3.

Paradise is not without its ticks

In May last year we moved from suburbia to a cottage on a horse farm. With the open landscape, horses and pairing falcons included in the bargain were ticks. We were finding ticks on the dogs at an alarming rate, despite being assured by the previous tenant that the ticks were only a problem when walking in the veld. I had seen in the past that reputable spot on chemical treatments did not work in minimising ticks and there have been so many reports in the US on the danger of spot on treatments that I was reluctant to go down that road.

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