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How I Tricked My Cat into Eating Raw Food

February 04, 2016 Leah Twitchell

As you may know by now, I am pretty devoted to finding the best diets for dogs and cats. Up until this point, my cat would not eat raw, even though my dogs happily do so and thrive. So she was on a pretty steady diet of canned food until we found Stella and Chewy's Salmon and Chicken Dinner! It is dehydrated raw, but so very easy to prepare. And once it's hydrated, it has the consistency of canned food, so kitty loves it!  We live in Portland, Maine, and we shop locally at Planet Dog. Dogs love it, too!!!...


Should I Feed My Dogs Green Tripe?

November 26, 2015 Leah Twitchell

The answer is definitely yes. But here's what you should know:  1. Green tripe looks like brains and smells like poop. It is full of digestive enzymes and friendly bacteria that will benefit your dog's gut. 2. You should never store it in plastic unless you don't mind your Tupperware smelling like a cow's stomach FOREVER. 3. Your roommates will hate you and your dog friends will love you.  4. Try to buy grass-fed, antibiotic-free tripe like we do, from ReelRAW. The bleached stuff you find at the grocery store is not what you want. 5. People who feed their...


Just Say No to Kibble

February 28, 2015 Leah Twitchell

As you may know by now, if you've ever visited this blog before, I'm a huge proponent of raw and homemade diets for dogs. So I have had my own dogs off of kibble for a year now and I've seen huge differences in the health of their skin, fur, teeth, digestion, etc. I feed a huge variety of foods to my dogs, basically anything but kibble. I love to feed them raw, pasture-raised, bone-in chicken. As Sophie has gotten older, it seems she has less tolerance for digesting raw bones unless they are ground up. So lately, they've been...


Probiotics for Cats and Dogs

December 17, 2014 Leah Twitchell

If you've been wondering why your dog or cat has an upset tummy, diarrhea, offensive gas, or soft and stinky poops, then it might be time to consider using a probiotic. We happen to carry a hand-crafted, made-in-Maine Probiotic and Digestive Enzyme Blend. Joyce Belcher of Pet Wellness Blends crafts this probiotic with the highest quality, non GMO ingredients. This blend makes an awesome addition to raw and home-cooked diets for dogs and cats.   When my Yiayia's cat, Macio, had diarrhea, she took her to Vet and found that she had a parasite. But even after the parasite was cleared,...


We're Feeding ReelRAW

October 10, 2014 Leah Twitchell

Feeding raw does not have to be difficult or scary. Especially when you have a trusted source for raw dog food. If you've been wanting to feed your dog a raw diet, but just not sure where to begin, here's a good place to start: www.reelrawdog.com.  ReelRAW was founded by Alissa Zalneraitis after she started making raw dog food for her own dogs and then as a service for friends and family. ReelRAW has since become so popular that they now ship nationwide! They work with local farmers to ensure that their meats are grass-fed, pastured, and free of antibiotics, hormones, and...