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I Will Never Buy Another Bag of Kibble Again: A Raw Diet It Is

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Take a look at this picture.

Now imagine yourself as a furry four-legged dog.

A hungry, furry four-legged dog.

If you could only choose to eat the contents out of one of these bowls, which one would you choose?

Bowl 1: hard, dry, processed, grain filled, byproduct containing kibble

or

Bowl 2: fresh, fragrant, healthy, yet delicious, melt in your mouth, raw meat

Me?

Well, I would choose Bowl 2 of course.

And so would my dogs.

This is what they eat every day.

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Bone Broth for Dogs: Why and How

What is Bone Broth and What are the Benefits of Bone Broth?:

Bone broth is a healthy supplemental food topper or treat for dogs.  It contains many nutrients and minerals that dogs love and is very easy to make. It also goes a long way since the serving size is just two tablespoons of broth per every 20 pounds of body weight.

For dogs with digestive problems, it helps to maintain a healthy gut. Large holes in the lining of the intestine wall is called a leaking gut.  Bone broth is a gelatin that helps plug those holes, meaning, toxins won’t enter the body through those holes.

This power food supports a healthy immune system and contains glycine which detoxes the liver.

Bone broth also contains joint protecting compounds which include high levels of glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. It is also packed with good stuff like phosphorus, sulfur, magnesium, calcium, silicone.

How do you make bone broth?

Sure, you can buy bone broth premade but it is super easy to make in bulk and much more cost effective.

Here is what you will need.

Grocery List:

bones (jointy bones like chicken or pig feet and meaty bones like ribs or marrow bones)

4 garlic cloves, sliced (if you are not comfortable feeding your dog garlic then just leave it out)

4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, raw and unfiltered

gelatin (if cubing)

Equipment List:

Crock Pot

Slotted Spoon

Strainer

flat spoon

If storing in refrigerator:

large bowl with lid

If freezing in molds: (this is what I mostly do)

silicone molds

If cubing:

large pot

large pan

knife

flexible spatula

gelatin

whisk

If Freezing cubes:

cookie sheet (optional)

wax paper

gallon freezer ziploc bags

I usually collect bones and store them in freezer bags in the freezer of course, until I have enough to make a large pot. Chicken feet help produce a great amount of gelatin so they are a good choice when making bone broth.  Also, bone marrow bones work well to draw out all the goodness from the marrow.

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Tips for Calming an Anxious Dog

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Some dogs have nervous, fearful, and anxious tendencies.  The reason for this can be caused by a few things.   If you bring a new dog into your home it’s important to be able to notice a scared dog and know how to help them cope.

How To Notice Signs of Anxiety

These traits can manifest in the form of shyness or even aggression. Anxious dogs can also become destructive. Signs of anxiety are trembling, whining, growling, panting, elimination, hypersalivation, excessive barking, and destruction.

If the dog shows signs of aggression towards strangers, children or other dogs, they should be closely monitored because they can harm someone else out of fear.

What Causes Canine Anxiety?

Some dogs have generalized anxiety which means that they’re anxious regardless of what the circumstances are. Poor socialization as a puppy or owner abuse is a common reason for why an adult dog would behave this way most of the time. Other dogs only get anxious during certain times like when traveling, boarding, during thunderstorms, trips to the vet, or grooming.

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Horus and Wolken: Week 3 Featured Pet

Hello World! Meet Horus and Wolken. These sweet boys are our Week 3 Featured Pet.

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Do you know what breed of dog Horus and Wolken are?

They are German Shepherds. Did you guys know that there were White German Shepherds? Aren’t they gorgeous?

Horus just turned six years old on New Year’s Eve.  Happy birthday Horus!

Wolken is the older brother, he will be eight in June.

They live in Northern Utah with Momma Arianne and their Daddy Scott.

These two are real blood brothers.  They have the same parents but are from different litters.  Isn’t that neat?

Scott, a.k.a. The Dog Dad, works from home teaching other dog owners the ins and outs of feeding their dogs a nutritious raw diet.

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Satin Balls: Healthy and Delicious Dog Treats

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Have you ever heard of satin balls?

If you’re like me, the first time you heard the term satin balls you thought to yourself, “What the heck is a satin ball?”

Well, I did the research, the experimenting, and my dogs did the taste testing. So now I can tell you all about satin balls!

What are satin balls?

Essentially, Satin Balls are magic meatballs.  They contain raw meat and other deliciousness that are intended to be fed to underweight dogs to quickly add pounds.

Satin balls also make great dog treats, which is how I use them, and my dogs love them!

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