Since 2003, I've been making natural raw food and treats for my pets, using only fresh raw meat and healthy locally-grown ingredients.
My goal is to help you keep your best friend healthy and happy too.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Truth About Raw Diets & Pets

Click the title link for a very informative collection of articles about companion pets and nutrition. This would make a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about species-appropriate food options for their 4-legged family members.

Included subjects range from Dr. Pottenger's Cat studies in the 30's - 50's, to the current AAFCO's guidelines for pet food labelling, and include anecdotal information about the benefits of a raw diet, as well as a discussion of the risks.  Since it is a public forum, there are also general comments from other readers, but the articles do have supporting links and footnotes.  Hope this is helpful!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sam & Lily - Homeward Bound

Click the title link to read about Sam & Lily on their long trip to their new home. National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network (NASRN) rescues and rehomes Anatolian Shepherd Dogs and other Livestock Guardian Dog breeds who would otherwise not have a chance.  Large breed dogs are often simply euthanized in shelters due to size and LGDs in particular do not fare well in the mainstream rescue system.  Big dogs, often from farms or rural areas, they are typically confused and shy in enclosed kennels, and being usually of calm demeanor, they do not "show" well to the average shelter worker or potential adopter.

NASRN works very hard to place each dog in an appropriate home, and uses a

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January is Train Your Dog Month!

This is a great time of year to start training your dog, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers has named January "National Train Your Dog Month".

APDT is offering training tips for dogs and puppies, and planning a series of web-events to encourage every dog owner to spend quality time with their pet. The single most positive contributing factor to the life and safety of a dog is proper training. To ensure that you and your dog stay happy, healthy, and have lots of fun together, a good basic training course is a sound investment.

They have added a section to their website dedicated to information for pet owners, including a dog trainer search engine, help with your new puppy, dog park etiquette and advice on choosing the right dog for your family. Sit! Stay.... Check it out!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ketamine Recall

Ketamine is commonly used in veterinary surgical procedures, and a nationwide recall has been announced.

If your pet is scheduled for surgery, please read this and make sure your vet has seen the specific details about which lots have been recalled.