Archive for the ‘Dog Food’ Category
One of the most common questions asked when changing diets, either to raw, home cooked, a mixture of raw and home cooked or adding fresh food to kibble, is how to maintain balance in the diet.
Let’s look at the meaning of the word ‘balance’. Most commonly it is referred to as the calcium/phosphorus ratio in the diet. Phosphorus is quite abundant in all foods. Calcium, however, is harder to find in foods. Commercial pet foods add calcium to bring the calcium/phosphorus ratios into balance. In the wild, dogs will consume bones from their prey which gives them the additional calcium needed.
Bodie is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Cattle Dog mix who survived Mandibular cancer. Bodie’s owners used nutrition to help Bodie recover from cancer. This story was written by Bodie’s owners.
B-Naturals Newsletter – July, 2009 – Benny’s Story By Lew Olson, PhD Natural Health This month’s article is a special story about Benny, a Great Dane puppy who was near death before he was surrendered by his owner. We’d like to offer our thanks to Sarah Hamilton and Benny’s new owners, Jillian Morin and Phil […]
Most of us look to improve our dog’s health and want to learn to feed the best diet we can. This may include switching dog food brands, trying new supplements, adding fresh food to their dog’s food or taking the ‘plunge’ into a home cooked or raw diet. This month, we will look at all of these options to make the transition as smooth as possible.
History of Dog Food 01 By Lew Olson • August 2005 Newsletter This is part one of a twelve part series to address the subject of home prepared meals. Most of these sections are based on my seminar, Fresh Food for a Healthy Dog. I want to share this information in the B-Naturals Newsletter and […]
History of Feeding (Part II) By Lew Olson • April 2005 Newsletter This month we will continue with more excerpts from vintage books on feeding dogs. I have had some requests for recipes and diets from these books, and I will post them in the last article in this series. I do want to remind […]
History of Feeding (Part I) By Lew Olson • March 2005 Newsletter One of my hobbies is collecting vintage books on canine nutrition. I have decided to share some excerpts from these books, to help give everyone ideas on how people fed their dogs before the invention of commercial dog food, and their philosophy and […]