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.

Dogs and Thyroid Problems

Thyroid disease in dogs is becoming a rising concern. The disease can have a variety of symptoms, some of which often mimic other diseases. This can make it difficult to determine a true diagnosis for the disease. Some of the common symptoms include: Weight gain Hair loss Dry skin and flakey skin Increased appetite Gastric … Read more

Dogs and Diabetes – Causes, Treatment and Diet

One in 500 dogs will be diagnosed with diabetes. While that may not seem like a startling amount, it is enough to make it important for all dog owners to recognize the symptoms and be aware off the treatment and diet considerations. While it may not happen to our dogs, it could happen to someone's … Read more

Libby’s Story – From Injury to Recovery

Last month Lew talked about the different health issues and injuries that can cause inflammation and pain in dogs and how a natural diet, exercise and supplements can help reduce both of these problems. This month, we are sharing a very special story about a 5-year old Rottweiler girl named Neu-Rhodes Liberty Bell (aka Libby). … Read more

Treating Inflammation and Pain in Dogs – October 2013

Inflammation is the body’s response to a variety of different issues that can include allergies, arthritis, and injuries. Some examples can include cruciate ligament tears, over-strenuous workouts, over-active play, or cuts and abrasions to the skin. It is the body’s reaction to try to repair and isolate the condition. However, while the body tries to … Read more

Is Coconut Oil Useful for Dogs?

I have gotten several emails recently asking about the effectiveness of Coconut Oil for dogs. Coconut Oil is certainly a product that has received a lot of Internet attention in the last 8 years. There are numerous websites promoting this product, as well as industry involvement in trying to draw attention to numerous claims, including … Read more

The Role of Calcium in your Dog’s Diet

Calcium plays a very important role in your dog's diet. Not only does calcium help build strong bones, it also helps heart function by supporting the contractions in the heart muscle, supports nerve transmission, muscle building and signaling, and helps with hormone secretion. Calcium levels have the ability to remain stable in the body because … Read more