Lew Olson's newly revised edition is filled with an abundance of new topics and information. Whether you are new to home feeding or a seasoned raw feeder, have a senior dog or a new puppy, a pregnant mom or a toy breed, this book presents all the information you need to make the best nutritional decisions for your dog.

Vitamins and Supplements: Uses and Dosages

I am frequently asked, ‘What supplements should I give my dog to maintain good health and which should I give to support a specific health issue?’ So this month, I am going to suggest helpful vitamins and supplements you can offer your dogs that are safe for daily use and those that are beneficial for … Read more

The Raw Diet and Toy Breeds

I have written many articles on the raw diet for dogs, but it was not until I got a toy dog, that I realized some modifications might be necessary! My breed, a Brussels Griffon, is not only small, but also has an undershot bite. As a result, I had to take a new perspective on … Read more

Dogs and Starch Digestion

This month’s newsletter is written by Cathy B. She put together a great article from information recently published in ‘Nature’ on dogs and starch. Headlines stated that these studies show dogs have a greater ability to digest starches than wolves, but Cathy takes a careful look at the data presented to demonstrate what this really … Read more

Newsletter Reference by Topic

For several years, the January B-Naturals newsletter has been a reference newsletter that contains compiled qualified and resourceful canine nutrition information by category. We consider this a great 'one-stop' resource when you need or want to find specific information on a health issue. As Lew writes to you each month about these common health issues … Read more

Skin Problems Part II – Allergies or Food Intolerances

Last month we talked about allergies and food intolerances, their symptoms, tests that can be done by your veterinarian to determine the problem and the different ways your veterinarian might treat the symptoms. We also mentioned the importance of getting to the root cause of the problem or you could find yourself going around in … Read more

Skin problems Part I – Allergies or Food Intolerances

Itchy skin, redness, weepy eyes, head shaking, foot licking and gunky ears! Sound familiar? These issues seem to plague our dogs and despite the fact the issues are so common, the problems are both difficult to diagnose and cure. Dog owners frequently search for solutions to these problems, yet they do not always know where … Read more

Dogs and Digestion Problems

Digestion issues are a common problem in dogs these days and a topic that arises when discussing dogs and diet. I often hear people tell me their dogs have a 'sensitive stomach' and react negatively to certain foods. This can mean a variety of things depending on the owner's perception and the history of the … Read more

Part II – Carbohydrates and Low Glycemic Diets

Last month, in Part I of Carbohydrates and Low Glycemic Diets, we addressed many of the questions people ask about carbohydrates. We talked about the different types of carbohydrates, which ones are best to feed, which diets have and/or need carbohydrates and how the different carbohydrates can affect certain health conditions. We continue this month … Read more

Part I – Carbohydrates and Low Glycemic Diets

Whether people feed a commercial dog food, a home cooked diet, a raw diet, or a special needs diet for a specific health condition, I am frequently asked questions regarding carbohydrates. The most common question asked is, ‘Which carbohydrates are the best to add into my dog’s diet?’ While the question may appear to be … Read more

Why Your Dog Needs Omega 3 Fatty Acids!

When it comes to your dogs, “fat is where it’s at!” Fat provides energy, warmth, calories and an abundance of other benefits. Fat is essential for good canine health. It is important to provide fat sources from animal-based foods in your dog’s diet. In a normal, healthy dog, fat is easier to digest than either … Read more