We know through countless research studies that puppies have significantly different nutritional needs than that of adult dogs. We know they need MORE protein, fat, vitamins and minerals within their diet in order to provide nutrients for developing bones, muscles, ligaments and organs. But we also know several nutrients need to be kept in specific ratios in order to make sure those bones, joints or organs develop correctly.
A beginners guide to home-cooked dog food: where to find complete and balanced dog food recipes, how to use a base mix to cook for your dog, and where to find a board-certified veterinary nutritionist to work with!
If you have a dog on a gently cooked diet like mine, you know that managing travel with fresh food can be a bit complicated - at least at first. But with a bit of planning - I can guarantee that it isn't as overwhelming as you think!
This recipe technically falls under what some would call a species appropriate diet due to it’s restricted carbohydrate composition, and its use of fruits/vegetables, rather than dense carbohydrates for their antioxidant and vitamins/minerals. I think of this recipe a bit differently… Though this recipe is restricted in carbohydrates - it is also high in protein [...]
Flatulence, Passing Wind, Excessive Gas, Stinky farts - call them what you will but when your dog is able to clear a room with a small “toot” - its not exactly anyone’s favorite situation. So what causes extreme flatulence in dogs? It’s actually pretty hard to point to one cause of our dog’s passing gas [...]
The age-old recommendation for dogs with tummy upset - chicken and rice. Recommending this combination for dogs with an upset stomach has gone back years - but the sad thing about the combination of chicken breast with white rice, is that though it is highly digestible, it is not balanced. In fact - by itself [...]
On May 28th 2021 a brand-spanking-new research paper was published looking at the influence that dietary Spirulina has on the immune system of dogs - and social media has gone a bit nuts. Headlines that covered the paper stated: “-New Study- shows that adding Spirulina to your pet’s diet can help prevent or relieve food [...]
When creating a diet for a dog for weight loss additional considerations need to be made BECAUSE the diet will be intended to be given at a reduced amount of calories. What this means is that the diet must be nutrient-dense - providing the dog with all the essential protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals that [...]
This recipe was so much fun to create - so thank you to everyone who voted on Instagram for the ingredients in this recipe! Overall this recipe is very high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates. The overall distribution of calories in this diet is very similar to the typical raw diet - [...]
I’m sure you have either read or experienced the dreaded veterinary visit when your vet asks you what you feed your dog, and you say “I feed a homemade fresh food diet.” and the veterinary team immediately freezes. All other ideas or conversations stop, and they move to try to convince you that you definitely [...]