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Rotation feeding / Rotational Diet

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Rotation feeding is a hot topic amongst pet food ‘foodies’. What is rotation feeding? The concept revolves around changing your pet’s diet regularly. It’s all about variety. We humans don’t like to eat the same thing every day, and many pet parents believe their pets don’t care to either. Variety can be offered by feeding different recipes, or even offering different types of food like dry, canned or freeze-dried. Food rotation can occur on a monthly or weekly basis. Most high quality pet foods are designed to be complete and balanced to provide all of the nutrition your pet needs....

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Is Your Dog Happy? Part 2: Creating Activities for Your Dog

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Understanding your dog’s precursors to his or her “fight or flight” reaction, is crucial to building a trusting relationship between you two. As simple as this sounds, if you don’t understand these “precursors,” often dogs will appoint themselves with the task of assigning behavioural actions they deem best. Ultimately, they want to be assured that you know what is best for them and will keep them safe. So what happens if we miss these “precursors?” Last blog post we discussed in "Is Your Dog Happy: Part 1" the body signals your dog could exhibit if he/she is stressed. And stress can...

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Is Your Dog Happy ? Part 1

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We all know that a healthy pet means fewer vet bills and the easiest way to promote well-being in your dog is through a nutritious diet, but is that the only component necessary? What about exercise, playtime, proper shelter, etc? All of these contribute to the well-being of your dog too. So, is he happy? How would you know if he/she is? And for those who don’t have a dog, yes, dogs have emotions too! So we know nutritious foods are only one aspect, particularly 3P Naturals (shameless plug!) but there are many signals that your dog may be showing...

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The Benefits of Adding Fish to the Raw Diet

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An incredibly valuable protein source that pet owners often miss is fish. Did you know that fish is packed with omega 3 fatty acids? It's a low fat, high protein food with a great polyunsaturated fat profile (the good fats). Most animals, including humans, are not getting enough omega 3 in their diet. The two most commonly known and important omega 3’s are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahaexenoic acid (DHA). For starters, DHA makes up approximately 25% of the mammalian brain. So if your pet isn't getting enough, it could affect behaviour, nervous system function and array of other systems...

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The ABC’s of Fruits and Vegetables

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ApplesApples are a good source of Vitamin A and C. Red Delicious, Northern Spy and Ida apples in particular contain powerful anti-oxidants. Interestingly, organic apples contain one third more anti-oxidants than non-organic apples! Apples also contain pectin, a fiber that creates short chain fatty acids. This can get rid of toxins in the intestinal tract, strengthen intestinal muscles and ward off dangerous bacteria.However, while the fruit is safe for dogs, apple seeds contain cyanide. Do not feed apple cores to your dog.ApricotsThe seeds or pits, leaves and stems contain cyanide and are toxic to dogs.Asparagus is a source of vitamins K,...

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