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Big bones are the best, at least when we are discussing dog bones. Many people are under the misconception that a small dog should chew on a small bone and a large dog should chew on a large bone. I can understand the logic behind this, but in my books, big is usually better.  Think about it: have you ever seen carnivores in the wild feasting on neat little portions? Of course not, they typically will dine on a carcass of a large animal like a deer or elk. When they eat this way, they work harder to get their...

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It's by far the most unpleasant bad habit that some dogs acquire and if you're a dog park regular, you've probably had the misfortune of witnessing it - poop eating aka, coprophagia. It's a serious enough condition to warrant scientific studies. In fact, a recent University of California study of coprophagia in dogs determined that those dogs tend to be greedy eaters, live in multi-dog households and prefer fresh poop under two days old. Researchers also found that neither commercial deterrent products nor behavior modification training are effective in curbing poop eating behavior. Expert consensus seems to be that this...

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You know that satiated feeling you get after you've had a sumptuous balanced meal? Maybe it's roast beef, or turkey, or salmon, or if you're a vegan...uh, beans and beans? Same thing about raw diets, they're satiating. Not the same thing with kibble. Ever have fast food and feel a little sick 90 seconds later? Soon your body calls you out for some nutrition. You eat an apple to get the grimy feeling off your teeth and something of value down your gullet, cuz prefab food just never cuts it. Ditto for dogs on kibble. This epiphany whacked me over...

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