When I started this website I had in mind to focus on both dogs and cats.  It’s so easy to feed cats and since I work mostly with dogs, I’ve sort of neglected the feline sector.  But there is a
Fasting came up recently on a dog health forum I sometimes contribute to, and once again I got the emotionally-motivated resistance that normally comes my way from dog owners who equate regular routine feedings with responsible dog ownership.  I posted a
The latter of these two topics has received lots of attention from dog owners and vets, but as usual nobody understands the real causes.  They claim to, but the truth is revealed when dogs only get temporary relief before ear
Self-evident fact, or baseless myth? Vets have a great deal of confidence in one another and if one vet says something it is not likely to be questioned by another, even though there may be no evidence to support the
Hello, My brother’s vet told him that the skinny dogs almost never have medical issues and/or come to the vet. Most of my dogs are overweight. I used to feed them twice a day, now I feed them once a
Recently the following question appeared on a dog feeding forum I frequent.  I thought it might make for an interesting discussion. “I have been doing some reading about “methionine restriction” and “protein restriction” as a way of increasing human longevity.
Part One I first met Millie¬†in 2003.¬† That’s her below. At around the age of 3, it became apparent that she was going to be one of those Labs with hip issues. She began limping and sometimes would put hardly
Summary The kind of problem that Millie encountered is extremely common in dogs. The only thing that sets this situation apart is that, for once, the problem was dealt with correctly, through understanding and removing the underlying cause. As a
Two philosophies That seems to be the fundamental question that separates the two raw feeding camps. One group call themselves “prey model” feeders and insist that dogs are carnivores that should eat little other than meat. Its adherents boast about
Time for some critical thinking An article by a “canine nutritionist” hailing the attributes of canned sardines was recently posted on a raw feeders’ list I belong to.  It was followed by lots of accolades from other members about how

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