Why Raw Food Recalls are on the Rise & What Really Happened to Rad Cat: An Interview with Susan Thixton

Today I'm so excited to be joined by the one and only Susan Thixton. She's the creator of the website The Truth About Pet Food, and she runs the Consumer Association for Truth In Pet Food, which holds advisory positions on two AFCO Committees, the Pet Food Committee, and The Ingredient Definitions Committee. Photo Credit: … Continue reading Why Raw Food Recalls are on the Rise & What Really Happened to Rad Cat: An Interview with Susan Thixton

Is Your Dog Missing This Essential Trace Mineral?

Zinc is an important essential mineral that plays a role in cell division, cell growth, wound healing, it stimulates enzymes in the body, and is crucial for a healthy immune system (1). In fact studies in humans have shown that "zinc supplementation decreased oxidative stress markers and generation of inflammatory cytokines" (2). While zinc deficiencies are more commonly seen in northern breeds like huskies or malamutes (as they have a genetic predisposition to poor zinc absorption), Kristin posits that they are a "silent killer" for dogs of all breeds, ages, and backgrounds.

How to Build Your Dream Dog: Training Bites Episode Two

In episode two of training bites Hannah talks to us about how to build our dream dog using common sense and positive training techniques. "A well trained dog is just a by-product of a good human canine relationship" Hannah explains that by "building your dream dog" she isn't suggesting you create some sort of mix-and-match … Continue reading How to Build Your Dream Dog: Training Bites Episode Two