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NATURAL DOG & CAT NUTRITION
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." ~ Anonymous
There are many links here for you to research and gather information. With all the animals we care for, it is not possible to check these links regularly, so please let us know if you find a link that's not working. Additionally, we appreciate being notified about any holistic links you feel should be added to our site. It is our goal to provide as much holistic information to you, ourselves, and others. Thank YOU!
Healthy animals rarely succumb to disease, illness, or bad behaviors. When they do, they bounce back quicker than unhealthy animals. They get plenty of exercise, sunshine, love, tlc, natural rearing foods that are biologically appropriate to the specific animal, clean environments, mental exercise in the way of proper, appropriate training, and avoidance of toxins. They have jobs to keep them busy, whether watching the house while we are gone or making sure the couch or cats don't get eaten while we are away. They are part of our family. Often, they are better than a few humans in our immediate family and deserve the BEST possible health care we can give them.
So what's a natural rearing diet? What would your animal normally eat in the wild or a closely simulated diet? For instance, dogs and cats are carnivores. Prepackaged feeds are full of preservatives and "dead" food/nutrients with no vital life force left in them. A raw diet or biologically appropriate raw food (BARF) diet is ultimately best for them. A great book that tells about what's in prepackaged pet foods is, "Foods Pet Die For", written by Anne Martin. Most prepackaged supermarket and feed store kibbles often utilize rendered animals (i.e., euthanized shelter animals, ill/diseased and antibiotic ridden livestock, roadkill, etc.) as their main source of protein. Some kibbles are preserved with preservatives that are used to preserve your automobile's tires! Top name brand kibbles included.
This means ANY canine or feline kibble or canned food you find at stores like: Walmart, PetSmart, Petco, Costco, or your local supermarket are NOT truly natural or holistic and in our opinion these foods should NOT be fed to your furry beloved companions - EVER!
Here are websites about what's really in the toxic pet food (canned or kibble) you are feeding:
The Shocking Truth About Commercial Dog Food
For the Latest Information on Pet Food Recalls.
IF your beloved pet has been affected by a pet food recall, please see our Pet Food Recall Protocol information page.
Here are some websites with information on feeding raw or BARF:
- Wendy Volhard
- Dr. Ian Billinghurst
- Top 50 BARF Questions
- BARF World
- Dr. Tom Lonsdale's Diet ~ Raw Meaty Bones
- Kristin Clark Let Food Be Their Medicine: Nature's Principles to Help Your Dog Thrive"
Here are website's specifically for feeding cats raw:
Here are some raw food suppliers:
- OC Barf Co-Op
- OC Raw Dog
- Shelton's Free Range Organic Poultry
- Feed This, Inc. ~ California
- Green Tripe
- Steve's Real Food
- Raw 4 Dogs
- Creston Valley Meats
- Natures Variety
- Animal Food Services
- Oma's Pride
- Foothill Raw Feeders
- San Francisco Raw Feeders
- Darwins Natural Pet Proucts
- Soul'y Raw Pet Food
- Canada Raw Food Suppliers
- Hare Today
Raw Food Suppliers & Raw/BARF Feeding Discussion Lists:
Here are some sites with human grade quality pet kibbles: But please note, we still don't recommend feeding dry food to canines or felines. Here's some study information that talks about the effects of feeding dry food to cats.
BOOKS ~ NUTRITION:
This site is dedicated to all animals and their guardians. Whether you are here to find information and links to research holistic methods or just browsing, please feel free to linger as long as you wish.
The information on this web site is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or veterinarian. This information is not intended as a substitute for the reader's independent judgment and personal responsibility. Health issues are far too important to delegate to anyone else. It is highly recommended you research and seek information and counsel from as wide a variety of sources as possible, so you can make well informed educated decisions about you, your child's, or your pet's health, as in the end YOU make the decisions.
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The information on this web site is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or vet. This information is not intended as a substitute for the reader's independent judgment and personal responsibility. Health issues are far too important to delegate to anyone else. It is highly recommended you research and seek information and counsel from as wide a variety of sources as possible, so you can make well informed educated decisions about you, your child's, or your pet's health, as in the end YOU make the decisions.
The information on this Web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your vet, pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a physician or veterinarian with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your, your child's, or your pet's health condition.
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Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is not EPA registered to be used as a pesticide. We cannot ship Food Grade DE to Texas. Any shipments made to California are made with the understanding that it will not be used as a pesticide.
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