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Lots of dog owners scratch their heads about feeding their dogs veggies and fruits and I get it. After all, dogs are canines and canines are carnivores...but not totally. In fact, according to a Scandinavian study analyzing the composition of wolf scat (conducted between 1992-2005), up to 12% of their diet was composed of berries and vegetation (higher in summer). The question remains: Why do canines need to consume berries and vegetation? According to another study, (MECH & BOITANI 2003), The consumption of these foods is supposed to be effective as a purgative and to wipe the intestine from parasites...

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It's been my biggest "beef" with most vets for years. In their zealous putsch to use diet as "medicinal” food, the behemoth pet food conglomerates and many of your neighborhood old-school vets are recommending processed therapeutic/prescription diets to pet parents like us.  I beg to differ. Writes acclaimed US vet, Dr. Karen Becker: This is an example of the processed pet food industry exercising its enormous and potentially dangerous influence over the conventional veterinary community Processed therapeutic diets are no more species-appropriate or high quality than regular processed pet food; both should be avoided for the health and longevity of...

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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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