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Dr. Fougere’s Basic Dog Food Recipe

To achieve a proper balance of proportions, follow the recipes and provide a variety of ingredients to meet your pet’s nutritional needs. Cats particularly need high levels of meat protein and do best when fed a variety of meats over the course of a week. Raw meat is beneficial because cooking can destroy some of the essential minerals, for example, the taurine needed by cats. When food is cooked, it’s important to add these .

Dr. Basko’s Liver Stew for Dogs

Nutrition can be as effective if not the most important therapeutic modality you can add to your dog’s regimen during illness. This big pot of stew recipe offers deep support and nourishment of liver functions. © Dr. Ihor Basko, from Fresh Food & Ancient Wisdom: Preparing Healthy & Balanced Meals for Your Dogs.  Be sure to check out the latest edition.  To learn more about Dr. Ihor Basko, this great book, his practice and his new .

Adding a raw egg to your dog’s food

Eggs are one of nature’s most complete and perfect foods! Adding a raw egg to your dog’s food is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to supercharge their diet. If you think about what an egg is, its easy to see why. An egg contains all of the ingredients necessary to grow life. Why don’t more people take advantage of this? Mostly because lately eggs have gotten a bad rap.   Some Myths .

Building on a Puppy’s Natural Drive and Instinct

It all starts the day you and your puppy meet. How you recognize and build upon your puppy’s natural drive and enthusiasm for life is critical to his future training. How many agility handlers wish that their adult dogs had half the enthusiasm for agility as they routinely display for chasing squirrels? What if that amount of enthusiasm could be directed toward the agility course? To encourage your puppy to feel that you, the .

Reasons Dogs Eat Poop and What To Do About It

When dogs consume faeces from other animals, they may be seeking minerals lacking in their regular dog food. In the wild, the canine diet works in harmony with its surroundings. When the canine eats prey, it eats whole prey, including the guts, which would naturally contain the appropriate amount of digestive enzymes the dog needs. This isn’t the case with the kibble-heavy, highly processed diet the modern urban dog subsists on. Digestive enzymes are .

Dental Disease in Dogs

by Stan Rawlinson February 2017 Facts About This Disease: According to leading experts in Veterinary Dentistry dental disease is the number one medical problem amongst our pets. It starts with the formation of Plaque. This is a combination of bacteria, bits of food, and saliva that sticks to teeth every time the dog eats. Flat nosed dogs and dogs that have crowded mouths are also very prone to this problem. The British Bulldog is .

How to Relieve Puppy Teething Pain

Just like human babies, puppies feel pain and discomfort when their teeth are erupting. As a result, teething puppies tend to chew and gnaw at everything in order to relieve the teething pain and pressure in their gums. Home remedies are safe and are equally effective. Here are some suggestions:   Cold Chew treats: One easy way to make a cold chew treat is to take dried beef lunge and freeze it. When your .

Training Treats

Most positive training and socialization methods involve the use of many treats, so often trainers and books advise you to use a portion of the puppy’s daily kibble as treats. One could use the pup’s raw food in this manner as well, should one desire to cut some of the puppy’s daily portion of raw meat into tiny pieces. However, most people you meet would probably prefer to not touch chunks of raw meat .
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