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Let's just say I bit into my toasted mega sandwich with too much gusto. The abrasive toast scraped against my gums and mildly shredded them. It felt like a cold sore convention was being held in my mouth and I couldn't consume anything hot for over a week. Fortunately my gums are healthy and they recovered quickly, but what if all the food I ate was abrasive against my gums? Before long it would be Denture City. And to a certain degree this is the fate of most cats on dogs on kibble diets. Their gums are brutalized daily. No wonder...

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You gotta mix things up when feeding your cat or dog. Not just because it's the only way your pet will get a balanced diet, but there's a bunch of other equally important reasons why the same ole, same ole just doesn't cut it. 1) Boredom Would you want to eat the same thing every day? Of course not: Well, the same applies to your cat or dog. No wonder so many pets stop eating seemingly out of nowhere. It's especially worse for kibble feeding owners who buy those 40 lbs sacs of ______________(fill in the blank). 2) Nutritional deficiencies...

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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...

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