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Holistic Care for Your Canine Companion

Holistic Care for Your Canine Companion

If you're leaning towards a more holistic approach to your dog's health and wellness routine, here are some things I suggest. To be clear: I am in no way an expert in this area, and always suggest seeking medical advice from a (holistic) veterinarian. This is simply a list of personal decisions I have made for my own dogs, the results of which have been positive for me and my fur-family. 1. Feed a raw diet. Yes, this is important. I'm vegan, and I don't like handling dead animal parts, but buying kibble is a total cop-out in this area. I...


Diatomaceous Earth Is Your Friend

Diatomaceous Earth Is Your Friend

My top three uses for Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth: 1. The War on Fleas Since we live in Maine, we don't normally have too much of a problem with fleas. But every few years, we'll have a hot, dry summer and I'll start finding fleas around. Whenever you are dealing with fleas, it's great to take a multi-point approach in your plan of attack. I'd never win the war on fleas without food grade DE. I dust my dogs and cat with the powder, and also sprinkle it on any carpets, dog beds, blankets, and couches (any soft surface where fleas...


Should I Feed My Dogs Green Tripe?

Should I Feed My Dogs Green Tripe?

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...


We're Feeding ReelRAW

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...


Why We Love The Honest Kitchen: Another Dog Food Review

So we got back on the "raw" bandwagon this year with I and Love and You. While we admit that feeding freeze dried raw is not the same as "real" raw feeding, it is a huge step up from commercial kibbles. And right now, this is as good as it gets for us and our feeding routine. So we tried the turkey and chicken formulas from I and Love and You, and we loved the turkey formula. The chicken formula was a bit too fibrous for us, although it may work well for those dogs who are either seniors or overweight (or...

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