Looking FURESH after groomies! Mum said I had to be a clean pupper before I could try on my new totally pawesome @chobaniau bandana from @pablo.and.co ! Now I can take my Yoghurts with me everywhere 😂
Well folks, here we go. This is only part 1 of probably 5 or 6, so yes, there will be parts missing today. Where do I start? DCM comes up at least 3x a day for me as it relates to diet and grain free foods but I want to spill the real tea ☕️ - so you can make the most informed decision for your dog.
💥 First, what is DCM? Canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a primary disease of cardiac muscle that results in a decreased ability of the heart to generate pressure to pump blood through the vascular system. ⬅️ Direct from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Breeds predisposed to DCM include the Doberman Pinscher, the Great Dane, the Boxer, and the Cocker Spaniel.
💥 Why is there an all of a sudden uproar? Well, social media and the news. News of the FDA calling out certain grain free foods flooded our timelines and played on our TVs like a Third World War was coming. What it did not include were facts. Cold hard facts. What was missing from this “finding” and “report” that grain free diets were causing nutritional DCM was in fact scientific evidence. Definitive details. All there is is a report with a bunch of maybes.
💥 Whose behind this report? Purina (who, called our brands like Acana and Orijen just 2 years after trying to buy Champion Pet Foods -makers of Orijen and Acana- for $2 billion dollars and were turned down) and 2 scientists (do they have affiliations with vaccine manufacturers, etc?).
💥 In the nearly 89.7 million dogs in the US, under 600 have been diagnosed with DCM. Reports suggest anywhere from 515-560 dogs so let’s say under 600 to be safe. Now, that isn’t the epidemic your vet is making it sound is it?
💥 Let’s just push this even further - have they released information on if those dogs were obese, over vaccinated, what flea, tick and heart worm protocols were used? What is their medical history? No. They haven’t.
💥 Pet parents have become smart. Y’all have implemented whole fresh foods - sales of crappy dog food have gone down, vaccinations have gone down, the sale of chemical pesticides and herbicides have gone down ✨ CONTINUED IN COMMENTS OR SCROLL ✨
Let’s talk fresh, O I L Y fish! For SIX whole days! I put together six of my favorite, fresh, oily fish to feed dogs and I am going to make a post on each fish so they all have their own spotlight!
Fish in general is a great source of protein, calcium, selenium, niacin and Omega-3 fats for your dog. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish are a natural anti-inflammatory to the body making it great for joint issues and IBD issues. Fish is an easily digestible protein source for dogs, especially dogs following digestive upset since it is relatively low in saturated fats and empty calories (good for weight control). My six favorite fish to feed are sardines, smelts, herring, mackerel, salmon and anchovies. Although salmon isn’t necessarily a smaller fish, it is a fatty, oilier fish that’s safe to feed (as long as its not farmed).
Longer lived fish species such as tuna and swordfish can contain heavy metals like mercury which builds up over time in the fish’s system and can lead to heavy metal toxicity. This is all why feeding a shorter-lived fish species is preferable to longer lived fish like tuna or swordfish! I also prefer feeding whole fish versus fish oil as you have to be extremely aware of the fish sourced for the oil, and also keep in mind that fish oil can go rancid quickly.
As for feeding whole fish, theres some misconception about fish bones that i would like to address! You can feed RAW fish bones around flesh safely but ALWAYS monitor your dog when feeding! ALWAYS check the sourcing of your fish before feeding since poor quality or intensively farmed means toxin levels in the fish. Do NOT feed farmed salmon because of large volumes of antibiotics, so you will want to make sure you always buy wild salmon. Freeze fish for at least a week (two weeks preferably) before feeding it to help eliminate any possible parasites! You can feed fresh fish whole and raw two or three times a week. Be sure to always monitor when feeding.
Not all dogs take a liking to fish, but there are ways to still get omegas! You can feed green lipped mussel powder, phytoplankton or spirulina!
Stay tuned for 1 post a day for 6 days on some of the best fish you can feed!
It’s not pink, it’s salmon and it brings out my eyes ✋🏼🐟💕
6 974 hours ago
This little man is so proud, and he should be. He does amazingly big things for how little he is and I love him for it.
I don't think I'll ever have another dog that compares to him.
Pacho is a very confident, proud, independent and sassy little boy, but at home the cuddle monster inside him likes to come out too.
He likes to boss other dogs around, no matter the size, and he likes to be the fun police. If another dog is barking too much or acting "out of line" you can bet pacho will be there to tell them to "shut up and control yourself". Most of the time, he ignores everyone and pretends they don't exist, but every now and then he will engage in play too!
If you can take anything away from this caption, it's that you should be proud and confident, no matter your size, disabilities or obstacles. You are always capable of great things. ♥️
Collar and bandana are from @canadianmountainpetwear
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Loki has his moments where he doesn't listen or he does something naughty but I have a hard time remembering when he did because they are way out weighed by how good and sweet he is. And if you dont agree I'll fight you!
The second picture isn't in focus but he's adorable!🙈
Recently came out with scrunchies to match her bandana's and they're adorable!
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💊Supplements.. What do you add? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These are some of our most common go to supplements for meal preps.. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🟢Green lipped mussel powder
🍎Apple cider vinegar
🍇Pomegranate powder ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Other ideas we sometimes use-
🐟Fish oil ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🛒Where do we source them?
•Supermarket (note aldi do a good range!) ⠀
•Health food stores
2 116 hours ago
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Feeding healthy treats as part of our dog's diets does require a bit of prep work.
Meats go into a low oven in the am when I feed them breakfast.
Dice em.up when I do evening cleaning and load up all of our @thetrainerspouch treat containers for the next day's activities and training sessions.
I love how easy and clean these are, I just wash, refill and stack in the fridge till needed.
Today 's selection was beef liver and pork hearts. There are lungs thawing for tomorrow's prep.
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For the first time in months, it took Peep longer than 5 seconds to eat his dinner, thanks to this "LickiMat" I picked up today. So far I'd say this has my vote for Best "Bowl" for raw fed dogs who bolt their food.
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Here I’ve thawed it out just enough to stuff these food toys from @ruffwear and @westpawus then I throw in the freezer for a later time.
Who else does frozen food toys??
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5 12224 February, 2020
"you don't have to eat less - you just have to eat 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵" [ad]
As a mini follow-up to my previous post about the pet obesity epidemic, I want to talk a little bit about how raw food has impacted Apollo's weight loss journey and overall health!
When he was on kibble, we saw very little progress - he even got worse for a few months, even after feeding him less and less food! After switching to raw from @darwinspetfood, we saw a HUGE shift in Apollo's weight loss progress. Being on a food that was free of fillers like peas, lentils, and potatoes and packed full of healthy protein and fat put him on the right track to being a healthier version of himself. We saw steady weight loss, his coat got glossier, and his digestive health improved!
Raw made all the difference for us in Apollo's journey towards better health, and I 100% recommend it to anyone considering trying fresh food! You can always DM me if you have questions, and remember to use my code APOLLO20 for some free venison jerky!
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