Calcium, Phosphorus, and the “Balanced Diet” Demystified

“If the prayers of dogs were answered, bones would rain from the sky”– Turkish proverb Calcium, Phosphorus, and the “Balanced Diet” Demystified Do you sometimes feel like you need a nutrition degree to feed your dog a raw species appropriate diet? One of the most common misconceptions that prevent people from feeding their dog a raw food diet is that…

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Obligate Carnivores: Nature’s True Carnivores

Obligate Carnivores: Nature’s True Carnivores. Very simply, carnivores are animals whose diet consists mainly or entirely of animal tissue. Because animals evolved to eat the diet which is healthiest for them, and carnivores are no different. Over millions of years, carnivores have developed traits which optimize their ability to find and consume meat. So what makes a carnivore, a carnivore?…

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What is Colostrum? And why should my pet have it?

What is colostrum? First, what is colostrum? Colostrum is the first milk that all mammals produce when they give birth. It is a complex liquid that nature designed specifically for the unique needs of the newborn. It cannot be made artificially or by using man made formulas. While colostrum’s original purpose is to provide a concentrated source of nutrients, energy...

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Grand Cru vs Raw

Why does True Carnivores carry Grand Cru? You might be wondering why after 21 years, a dedicated raw food purveyor might carry a kibble. Have we sold out? After all, feeding kibble goes against our stated values that the healthiest diet for your pet is one made from fresh, whole-foods. The great thing about Grand Cru is that it starts as a raw…

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Comparing Proteins: A compelling reason to add variety (Part 1 of 2)

Comparing Proteins: A compelling reason to add variety They say that variety is the spice of life, but it’s also the key to a healthy life! Variety isn’t just important to keep your pet from getting bored with their meals, it’s also important to make sure their diet is balanced and healthy. Different animals eat different things, and this means…

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Comparing Proteins: A compelling reason to add variety (Part 2 of 2)

Comparing Proteins: A compelling reason to add variety  *To read part 1 of our protein comparisons, please click here   They say that variety is the spice of life, but it’s also the key to a healthy life! Variety isn’t just important to keep your pet from getting bored with their meals, it’s also important to make sure their diet…

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Why won’t my dog eat?

Why won’t my dog eat? It is not unusual for a healthy dog to occasionally go through periods of little-to-no appetite. If your dog seems normal otherwise and has a good amount of energy, refusing a meal or two isn’t a big deal! Instead of jumping to the conclusion that something is wrong with your pet, take a breather and…

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Fresh Food vs Processed Pet Food? You Decide

A fresh food diet vs A processed food diet for your pets: You decide. William Pollak, DVM Survival is insured by commercial food; nothing more; not health, not the robustness for life. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FEEDING RAW? Some of our favorite ‘feel-good’ moments are seeing exuberantly excited & happy dogs walk into our store with their equally excited human…

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Leaky Gut Demystified

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? “Leaky Gut”, or Dysbiosis, is caused by a bacterial imbalance that leads to inflammation of the intestinal mucosa. The mucosa is a thin layer of cells which line the inside of the intestines. It acts as a barrier to toxins and parasites, as well as a gateway to allow nutrients into the body. When the…

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The “High Protein” Myth

The High Protein Myth  We often have clients whose dog or cat has an ailment such as kidney disease, which requires them to be on a low protein diet. Often, they have been advised by their veterinarian to feed a specially formulated kibble that is low in protein. This is because veterinarians calculate protein content based on the dry matter…

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Keeping Your Dogs Teeth Healthy

Keeping Your Dog’s Teeth Healthy Does your dog have stinky breath or yellow plaque on their teeth? Or maybe your dog has great teeth and you are just looking to prevent any dental problems from happening. Either way, there is no doubt that a healthy mouth is essential for a healthy dog. Chewing is the first step in the process…

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Has Your Dog’s Appetite Increased This Winter?

Has Your Dog’s Appetite Increased This Winter? Many pet owners have been reporting that their dogs have been begging for food more often than normal this winter and it seems as though their normal daily food intake does not suffice. Although this may seem like something is wrong, it is likely the weather that is to blame. This winter in…

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