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Bio-Chemistry Panels

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Dog Bio-Chemistry Panels: Some Things to Consider   I wanted to talk about this subject for two reasons: in my experience sole reliance on these tests can result in misinformation (a real life example from my own dog is discussed) and because pet guardians who have raw fed dogs, may encounter situations where biochemistry results are indicating questionable levels in their pet, but are they really questionable? Clinical biochemistry refers to the analysis of blood plasma for a variety of substances.  The intent...

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Complete & Balanced Pet Food

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Complete & Balanced Pet Food Fact or Fiction?   We have all seen the advertisements: beautiful pictures in magazines of dog’s surrounded by colorful fruits, vegetables, grains and fresh meat; dogs happily driving tractors through wheat fields on television and the logo emblazoned on commercial pet foods educating us on the fact that the product “Brand ABC Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Dog Food Profiles for all life stages”. That is, it is...

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Raw Diets: Common Arguments

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Answer to common questions regarding feeding raw.   There are many pet guardians who, for their own reasons and by their own choice, feed their pet a raw diet.  I for one am very big on education, understanding and most of all, choice.  I think it is important for pet guardians to understand the varying options for feeding our pets, including a raw diet, so they can be confident the decision is right for them and for their pet.  Sadly, it is all too common for only one perspective on feeding to be...

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What is in your dogs Kibble

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What is in your dogs Kibble

Paying premium prices? think your food is mostly meat? Are you really better off paying higher prices for “premium” kibble?, Do you think that because meat (chicken, beef, salmon etc) is listed first on the ingredient list that the food is mostly meat? I came across a CBC “Doc Zone” T.V. show a while back entitled “A dog’s Breakfast”.  The show interviews Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, who formerly worked for a large pet food manufacturer, and also owned her own Vet practice. In...

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