Puppy Nutrition Basics

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.

Low Carb Beef Recipe for Dogs

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 [...]

Spirulina for Dog Food Allergies? (A 2021 Research Paper Review)

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 [...]

Home Cooked Dog Food For Weight Loss

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 [...]

Why are vets uncomfortable with Homemade Dog Food?

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 [...]