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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Cannabis and your pets

Cannabis And Your Pets

Marijuana vs Hemp No, the Cannabis products you’re giving to your pets are not the same as what you would find at Woodstock. While marijuana and hemp come from the same plant, Cannabis Sativa, marijuana’s THC content (the chemical which gets you “high”) is usually between 10 and 15 percent; but hemp must have a THC content of 0.3 percent…

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Cool Cat or Hot Dog? Finding Balance with Food Energetics

Cool Cat or Hot Dog? Finding Balance with Food Energetics   “Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates What is Food Energetics? Food energetics is the concept that specific foods can alter the flow of energy within the body, with either cooling or warming effects. These warming or cooling properties can be used to bring…

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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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