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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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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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"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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