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Calming Your Hyperactive Dog

Calming Your Hyperactive Dog

I don’t usually give prescriptions to “fix” a dog’s behavior because every dog is an individual and therefore should be treated as one. In addition, each and every moment is unique and may call for a different protocol. To this end, I ask that you ALWAYS use your gut feeling and intuition to do what is right for your dog in each present moment, no matter what I or anyone else has advised you. With that being said, I’ve come up with some guidelines, or let’s call them suggestions, for calming a hyperactive or anxious dog. 1. Reduce the amount...


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...


Just Say No to Kibble

Leah Twitchell

Tags feeding raw, raw diets for dogs, raw dog food

Just Say No to Kibble

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...


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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