There is a long standing myth that you should pick one type of food & then never switch. I don't know where this got started, but I suspect someone in a marketing department of a pet food brand may be to blame. Regardless of where it came from, this is a very widespread belief held by pet owners. While I understand having brand loyalty, in my opinion, it's best to find several brands & types of food that you trust to rotate between them.
Perpetuating the idea that raw needs to be an all-or-nothing endeavour scares away well-intentioned pet parents who either can't afford to or don't have time to feed raw all of the time. Getting some fresh food into an animal's diet is better than nothing.
This is a transcript of podcast episode 1, season 2. Listen HERE. Update (April 2022) Renowned board-certified companion animal nutritionist Ryan Yamka wrote an article about the 2020 update from the FDA. I highly recommend checking it out. In essence, he concludes that there were many flaws with the initial FDA reports & that we still … Continue reading Dilated Cardiomyopathy: What’s Going On
Like humans, dogs are born toothless. Unlike people, however, they will typically start teething around 2 weeks of age, and will typically have their full set of adult teeth by the time your pup is 7-8 months old they should have all 42 of their adult teeth.
Today I want to talk about something that seems to create a lot of confusion and sometimes even tension in the pet world... 🌴COCONUT OIL 🌴 *Please note: this information was originally posted as a part of my education series for The Bone & Biscuit Leduc (my store), so if it seems like you've seen … Continue reading Should You Give Your Dog Coconut Oil?
There are two main reasons why we include fat in the diet of dogs and cats: to provide energy (calories) and for essential fatty acids (EFAs- aka omegas). This content is available on a podcast episode as well. To listen on iTunes CLICK HERE. To listen on Spotify CLICK HERE. Most adult pets live relatively sedentary lives … Continue reading Fats & Fatty Acids for Dogs & Cats
Texture is really important for cats. The top of their mouth, their top palette is extremely sensitive to texture. So, whatever they put in their mouth, they either recognize it as a texture they know, or they don't.
In this interview, Dr. Liz Bales talks about why HOW you feed your cat might be even more important than WHAT you feed them.
I had the chance to speak with Nish all about her recently released research on using supplements to prevent and stop the growth of canine cancer cells. We also talk about her favourite superfoods to give her dogs and much more.
Release Cues: The What, Why and How In episode three of Training Bites, Hannah from Free Spirit Dogs teaches us how to train a release cue. To hear the full interview on iTunes CLICK HERE To listen on Spotify CLICK HERE. What is a release cue? A word used consistently to tell the dog that … Continue reading Teach Your Dog to Stay (Until You Release Him)