Fasting: Dispelling Myth (Part 5)

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There are many ways to fast a healthy dog. One of the most common ways to reap the benefits of rest from food is intermittent fasting, which involves intentionally not feeding your dog for part of the day. Many people incorrectly assume their carnivorous pet should be nibbling or grazing all day like vegan ruminants such as cows and horses. … Read More

Fasting: Dispelling Myth (Part 4)

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In the Dog Cancer Series documentary I co-produced with Rodney Habib of Planet Paws, we interviewed Dr. Thomas Seyfried, one of the leading pioneer academic researchers in treating cancer as a metabolic disease. He’s been teaching neurogenetics and neurochemistry as it relates to cancer treatment at Yale University and Boston College for 30 years. The biggest fear of fasting for many … Read More

Fasting: Dispelling Myth (Part 3)

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It’s important to understand that therapeutic fasting is not starvation. Intentional fasting for health and wellness involves sufficient nutrient intake on non-fasting days to maintain vital tissues, organs and muscle, along with liver enzyme cofactors to help with fat breakdown and the release of toxins. On fasting days, water is always available. Starvation, on the other hand, involves no nutrient … Read More

Fasting: Dispelling Myth

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Original Article at Mercola Here The thought of skipping a meal for many people is unfathomable, and the thought of intentionally not feeding your healthy dog for a day might be considered cruelty to animals by some. But the truth is, most people and pets in North America overconsume food on a regular basis, resulting in a host of metabolic … Read More

Fasting: Dispelling Myth (Part 2)

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Complete or modified fasting is a normal occurrence in the lives of wild dogs, and is beneficial to their health, in part because it puts them into ketosis. In an article for Veterinary Practice News, my friend and fellow veterinarian Dr. Nancy Scanlan writes: “Wolves, the dog’s closest living relative, are a window into normal dog physiology (before modification by kibbled … Read More

Schemes Against The Raw Pet Food Industry (Part 4)

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Almost every raw pet food recall is an action by misinformed officials motivated by false information propagated by processed pet food manufacturers. Many once truly raw pet food companies have caved to FDA pressure to sterilize their products, which could increase risk of nutrient deficiency, endocrine-inhibiting plastic exposure, lipid oxidation/rancidity23 and pathogenic re-contamination. Other raw pet food producers are being bullied … Read More

Schemes Against The Raw Pet Food Industry (Part 3)

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Regulators claim pets increase human exposure to pathogens when they consume fresh, raw foods because they may poop out pathogens. However, the FDA referenced scientific studies in which dogs were fed chicken that was intentionally contaminated with eight forms of pathogens, showing that 56 percent of the dogs fed pathogens did not, in fact, poop them out, and of the … Read More

Schemes Against The Raw Pet Food Industry (Part 2)

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The FDA is pressuring fresh, raw pet food companies to sterilize their products to protect pet parents from pathogens. Sterilization can be done via cooking, pasteurizing or by using chemicals. If the FDA were to mandate sterilization of raw pet foods, these diets would no longer be “raw,” thus ensuring truly raw pet foods are eliminated from the market (which also ensures … Read More

Schemes Against The Raw Pet Food Industry

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Original Article at Mercola Here The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and State Departments of Agriculture have been quietly cracking down on raw pet foods, but their stated reasons for doing so contradict their own published data. There are several important things to know about how this can affect your pet and family. Consumer education about factory farming has turned … Read More

Making Raw Dog Food

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Inland Empire Raw is pleased to now be offering K-9 Kraving’s superior raw products to the Inland Northwest.   Like any responsible pet owner, you are probably wondering what exactly goes into making the food that you will eventually feed your dog.  It is an extreme rarity in the pet food industry that the end user can take a look into … Read More