The first case of Salmonella transmission from raw dog food

By |September 12th, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition|

The first suspected case of Salmonella from raw dog food has occurred, here's what to do and how to officially report an incident... It comes with no surprise but with some dismay that the first suspected case of Salmonella from raw dog food to a human has been reported in the US. The Minnesota Department of Health found that two children became sick after pets in their home ate raw ground turkey pet [...]

Grain-free dry foods linked to DCM in dogs…but it’s not as simple as that

By |September 4th, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition|

Grain-free dry food linked to cases of Dilated Cardio Myopathy in hundreds of dogs but it's not just grain-free you need to be wary of... I think many of you are now aware of the new scandal to hit dry food, this time it's causing DCM in dogs, previously thought to be solely a genetic issue (like megaesophagus), such is the power of a grossly incorrect diet I guess. The FDA [...]

Why I think Paleo Ridge is one of the best raw dog foods

By |August 17th, 2018|Dog Nutrition|

Paleo Ridge, in my opinion, is the best raw dog food available in Ireland and the UK. Here are all the reasons why... Every day of every week I get asked what raw dog food I recommend. Each time I say, following years on the inside of the raw dog food and meat industry, it's best if you can use butchers for your meat needs and make your own [...]

Nettle effective at treating seasonal allergy in dogs – how to prepare

By |August 14th, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition|

How to prepare a simple Nettle remedy which should be effective for treating seasonal allergy in dogs Studies show that when taken orally, an extract made of common garden nettle (Urtica dioica) can inhibit several key inflammatory events that cause the symptoms of seasonal allergies, such as reducing histamine activity (part of the immune reaction that makes you itchy and why you might take anti-histamine) as well as the inhibition of [...]

Once McDonalds brought out the salad, they were doomed!!!

By |July 30th, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition, Uncategorized|

"Once McDonald's brought out the salad, they were doomed"! These are the words of Bill Burr, my favourite comedian. He was being interviewed on the Tonight Show when he took the perhaps unpopular stance that he felt sorry for McDonald's. His point was that once they started serving healthy options like salads and sliced apple they were practically admitting to the world that their food was fattening. In this way, [...]

Seaweed For Dogs of all Types is a Very, Very Good Idea…

By |July 27th, 2018|Dog Nutrition|

Seaweed For Dogs of all Types is a Very, Very Good Idea... Seaweed has been a popular food supplement of ours for more than 8,000 years and yet still we know so little about it. For example, people use the word "kelp" (Laminaria), the stuff that grows in underwater forests, as if there was only one kind of seaweed out there where there are actually 10,000 of them out there under [...]

Feeding Vegetables to Dogs

By |July 18th, 2018|Dog Nutrition|

A comprehensive review of the pros and cons of feeding dogs vegetables, and best advice... Of all the ingredients we can put in their bowl, none create more debate than the mention of feeding vegetables to dogs. A quick trip around the forums reveals a lot of cliques. From the prey model to the lots-of-fruit-and-veggies groups (the latter need a snazzier name) and everyone in between, there are a lot [...]

Colostrum for dogs, a serious immune booster and gut healer

By |July 10th, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition|

Colostrum for dogs, a serious immune booster and gut healer... What is Colostrum? Colostrum is the sort of pre-milk that is produced by all mammals immediately after birth. It supplies the infant with everything they need and not only in terms of nutrition to grow big and strong. But it far more complex than just vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats. It is a complex biological fluid, which helps prime the [...]

Rendering plant staff describe meat meal production

By |June 22nd, 2018|Dog Health, Dog Nutrition|

Want to know what goes on inside an Australian rendering plant? Listen to what previous staff had to say... Great interview on ABC news Australia this week. It's fair to say this news company is ALL OVER the latest scandal from Mars Pet Food, this time with their magic Dermal Care food causing ME in dogs. ABC have lots of interviews on their site, simply search with the term "pet [...]

Lab-Grown meat hitting shelves by 2019!

By |June 20th, 2018|Dog Nutrition, Environmental, General Interest|

WITH LAB-GROWN MEAT POISED TO HIT US SUPERMARKET SHELVES BY THE END OF THE YEAR, HERE'S THE LOW DOWN...AND IT'S ALL GOOD! You heard that correctly. Lab-grown meat, a.k.a. "clean meat", is coming to a supermarket near you soon. What does this mean for meat eaters, raw-feeding dog owners and the planet, is discussed below. How Do They Grow Lab-Meat? The whole process is built around the stem cells. Have [...]

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