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How to Ensure your Pets are Absorbing their Minerals

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 come a long

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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!

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 mollusks in our

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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

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 be met for

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Medicinal Mushrooms and Our Pets

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 pet consume mushrooms

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Bone Broth for Dogs and Cats

The Perfect Cold-Weather Soup As soon as fall’s crisp days arrive and all through cold winters into chilly springs there is a large kettle of bone broth simmering on the back burner of my stove. The pot radiates some cozy kitchen warmth, my home smells yummy and most importantly I am creating a delicious and

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November is National Senior Pet Month

When are Pets Considered Seniors? Is your dog 7 years old or older? That’s the magic number for determining senior status in most dogs. Smaller breeds aren’t considered golden oldies until they are 10 years old while the giant breeds hit senior status at age 6. Cats are seniors from age 10 – 14 years

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The Northwest Naturals Difference

Feed Your Pets the Very Best, Because They Give Us Their Very Best Everyday Pets aren’t just pets. Your dog or cat is a member of your family. You want the very best for each and every member of your family. And that extends right down to the food they eat every day. Mass produced

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Green-Lipped Mussels Freeze Dried Treats

Green-Lipped Mussels, Your Pet’s New Best Friend

The Merits of the Green-Lipped Mussel Now, before you dismiss me as socially challenged, I’ll admit that the New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel may not be everyone’s idea of a perfect pal. However, this amazing shellfish has so many sterling qualities that after you read this article you may be tempted to befriend him, too. Born

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Tips on How to Boost Your Pet’s Health with Raw Bones

Throughout history, pet owners have been reaping the benefits of raw bones as a staple of their dog’s diet. To Gnaw or Not to Gnaw: that is the question: Whether ‘tis safer for the stomach to digest the bits of grit from a very big bone, Perhaps, forsooth, to lose a tooth or tearfully eschew

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