On February 1stof this year, I received a phone call from Toni Ligouri of Katy's Promise Rottweiler Rescue. She had heard on the news of a cruelty seizure in Coryell County, Texas where the Sheriff's Department took in more than 200 Rottweilers. This seizure also included 46 horses, 2 Bengal, 2 mountain lions, 18 domestic … Read more
There is a lot of misconceptions concerning protein and dogs. So let’s start with the basics and learn exactly what protein is and what foods contain the necessary proteins for a healthy dog’s diet.
A common concern for dog owners is trying to figure out how much to feed their dog, especially when switching to a raw or home cooked diet.
How much food to feed your dog can vary and the total daily diet consumption depends on the dog’s age, weight, metabolism, and size.
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 … Read more
Protein is found in most foods, including carbohydrates. But dogs are carnivores and the best source of protein for them is found in animal products. This would include meat (pork, beef, poultry, lamb, rabbit, fish, dairy and eggs, just to mention a few). Animal based proteins contain a complete amino acid profile needed by carnivores. Plant based proteins are missing important amino acids, including taurine and carnitine. Both of these are important for heart and organ health.
The anatomy and digestive process of dogs are designed to most easily digest animal fat and protein. Dogs perform best on animal based products. Studies have shown you cannot feed a dog too much protein.
Weaning and Raising Puppies On a Raw Diet By Lew Olson • March 2007 Newsletter The information contained in this newsletter should only be used as a guideline. Always make sure you have a correct diagnosis from your veterinarian before proceeding and always follow their directions and protocol. Weaning and Raising Puppies On a Raw … Read more
By Lew Olson • January 2004 Newsletter The issue of protein in puppies and growing dogs has become very controversial and various sources often give conflicting advice. Protein is often blamed for many orthopedic problems in growing puppies, including hip and elbow dysplasia, OCD and Panosteitis. As a result of excessive protein being blamed for … Read more
Rearing Puppies on a Raw Diet By Lew Olson • September 2002 Newsletter This newsletter is beneficial, not only for breeders who raise and rear litters of puppies, but also for new puppy owners and those anxiously awaiting the arrival of their new puppy! The best food in the world to feed puppies is their … Read more
Weaning Puppies on a Raw Diet By Lew Olson • Spring 2000 Newsletter I start feeding them four meals a day, but I slowly narrow this down to three (eliminating one milk/egg meal). At about four to five months I finally feed them twice a day, stopping the last milk/egg snack. This diet is set … Read more