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The British paper, The Guardian, recently (Feb.11, 2019) published an article about ultra-processed foods linking them to a risk of earlier death, (citing a study from France). More than 44,000 people participated in that study which began in 2009 and was called NutriNet-Santé. The researchers evaluated how much of the subjects' diets – and calories – consisted of “ultra-processed” foods, (i.e., food manufactured in factories with industrial ingredients and additives, such as dried ready meals, cakes and biscuits), essentially the same kind of thing as involved in dry pet food. Over seven years of follow-up, there were 602 deaths, of which 219 were from cancer and 34 from cardiovascular disease. The research, published...

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Balancing your cat or dog's diet is crucial to their overall health, but there's no cookie-cutter formula that fits all. According to most vets and nutritionists, a healthy dog’s diet should contain about 80 percent meat/organs/bones and 20 percent veggies/fruit (this mimics the GI contents of prey, providing fiber and antioxidants as well). For healthy cats, the mix should be about 90 percent meat/organs/bones and 12 percent veggies. But that's really just a starting point, kind of like the 2.5% (raw) feeding portion per day for their body weight, (cats and dogs are the same). For example, if you have a...

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"Slow down," my grandmother chided me. "Your food won't run away!" Granny had a point, I was a notoriously fast eater and as any doctor will tell you, that's not good. You end up packing in the food faster than your brain can register, "Full Tummy," so you eat more. And we all know what that means. More calories, pants with stretchy waste bands. Well, the same thing applies to cats and dogs, at least to the ones that don't wear pants like my nutty cousin Bertha's bulldog, Chubby. She doesn't believe in neutering or looking at his dangling bits...

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