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It’s Rawgust!

By Carol Kendig A Biologically Correct Diet Ever since some clever marketing person came up with the idea of combining raw feeding with the month of August we have been subjected to the awkward —  Rawgust. While it is not exactly a lyrical word, it does serve as a timely reminder for all of us

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How to Transition Your Picky Cat to a Raw Diet

Will everyone with a picky cat, please raise your hand?  Okay, I can feel the breeze of millions of hands waving all over the world.  Most cats are very finicky about their food and trying to switch an adult cat to a new diet can be a frustrating experience for even the most loving owner.

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Freeze Dried Chicken, Duck, and Turkey Necks

Your Dogs & Cats Will Love Raw Freeze-Dried Poultry Necks

By Carol Kendig I am a lucky woman to have three lovely Australian Labradoodles sharing my life, causing chaos, and bringing me joy. Since I work for a pet food company, frequent local pet supply stores on a weekly basis, and attend pet trade shows, I see all the new and innovative pet products. Because

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Pet Disaster Survival Kit

Build a Pet Disaster Survival Kit

By Carol Kendig May 8th is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day Floods!  Fires!  Earthquakes!  Snowbound!  Hurricanes! Ice Storms! Any one of these can leave you with no electricity, no water, no communication, and roads that are impassable.  You are trapped, alone with your pet depending 100% on you, their fearless leader, to take care of

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Transitioning Your Dog or Cat to a Raw Diet

By Carol Kendig What Do Cats and Dogs Naturally Eat? Our dogs and cats are both carnivores, but while cats are true carnivores, dogs are often referred to as scavenging-carnivores. The main difference is simply that cats need no additional nutrition other than their prey animals provide, but dogs can tolerate eating limited amounts of

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How to Ensure your Pets are Absorbing their Minerals

By Carol Kendig Not all Pet Foods Contain the Minerals Needed for a Healthy Diet Minerals are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet, for people and pets alike. While people have the luxury of opting for fresh, organic meals, pets often do not. Or, they did not until recently. While pet nutrition has

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Dog and Cat wearing St. Patricks Day Hats, drinking green beer, and eating Green Lipped Mussels to celebrate

It’s Not Exactly Irish, But it’s a Green Treat!

By Carol Kendig March is memorable for festive St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, green beer and four-leaf-clovers. While I wouldn’t recommend feeding your pets beer or clover, there is a green food you might want to try instead: Green Mussels, also called Green-Lipped or Green-Shell Mussels (usually shortened to GLM). While humans can enjoy these tasty

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Do Wolves Go to the Dentist?

Pet Dental Health Month Since this is Pet Dental Health Month, we here at Northwest Naturals decided to tackle this subject. Interestingly, we didn’t have much to share since raw fed dogs who are occasionally given raw bones rarely have dental problems. Dr. Katie Kangas a Californian veterinarian writing in “Dogs Naturally Magazine” (May 2020)

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How to Introduce Athletic Activities to Your Canine

By Carol Kendig Pampered Pooch or Canine Athlete? Some pets are pampered couch-potatoes, happy with two meals and two rambling walks a day. But there is a growing segment of people who are involving their pets in competitive canine sports and activities. These elite canine athletes, like their human counterparts, have special needs that must

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Medicinal Mushrooms and Our Pets

By Carol Kendig Lately, there has been ample publicity about the benefits of medicinal mushrooms for human usage but not nearly as much information is available for our canines and felines. First, we must acknowledge the difference between wild fungus species growing in the forest or in your backyard and medicinal mushrooms.  Never let your

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