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.

Newsletter Directory by Topic

Lew Olson started sharing her canine health information to her readers in the form of Newsletters in 1997 and over the past 23 years, she has shared 215 of them with her readers.  This month we compiled and organized Lew’s Newsletters into in alphabetized categories. We have done this a couple of times over the past two decades because it provides Lew’s readers an easy and convenient way to find their topics of interest quickly and easily.

As new information comes available on specific health topics, or if several people call Lew with similar questions on the same health issue, she updates a past topic to address those questions and includes any new information that is available.  Additionally, as some links in older newsletters became unavailable, whenever possible, she adds in new research links when the newsletters are updated.

Another great way to get all the information you need in one place and to have it at your fingertips any time you need it, is to purchase Lew Olson’s book, Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs.  This is a fabulous reference book that is easy to read, easy to navigate, and covers everything from the history of dog food, caring for all stages of life from puppies to seniors, diet needs for pregnant moms, working dogs and dogs with specific health care and nutritional needs.  This is an invaluable gem for every dog lover who wants to provide their dogs with the best nutrition possible.

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Now there is a fast and easy way to learn! Check out Lew Olson’s easy-to-follow, on-line course videos! Read on to learn about Canine Nutrition and preparing Raw and Home Cooked Diets! Click for Video

We hope you save this newsletter so you can refer back to it any time you need an answer to a specific health, nutrition or diet question.

Addison’s and Cushing’s Disease

Allergies and Allergy Testing (Also see Yeast)

Anxiety (Also see Stress)

Arthritis (Also see Joint Issues)

Bladder – UTI’s, Stones, Crystals and Incontinence

Blood Work Values

Calcium (Also see Supplements)


Canine Influenza

Carbohydrates and Sugar




          Balancing Your Dog’s Diet

Best Diet Foods

            Diets and Health

Diets for Specific Health Issues

Diets for Unique Issues

Homemade Diets – Raw and Cooked

Importance of Variety

            Mixing Fresh Food with Kibble

            Questions Answered about Feeding a Fresh Food Diet

Vegetarian Diets – Why you shouldn’t feed this diet

Digestion Issues (Also see Stomach Issues)


Fact or Myth

Fats and Essential Fatty Acids (Also See Supplements)

Green Foods

Healthy Treats

Heart Issues



History of Dog Food


Inflammation (Also see Pain Management)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)

Immune Deficiencies and Autoimmunity

Incontinence (See Bladder)

Joint Issues

Kidney Issues


Liver Issues

Miscellaneous Topics

Muscular Dystrophy

Pain Management


Pregnancy and Infertility


Puppies and Raw

Senior Dogs

Skin Issues (Also see Allergies and Yeast)

Stomach Issues (Also see Digestion Issues)

Stress (Also see Anxiety)




Essential Fatty Acids




Supplements for Good Health

Supplements for Specific Health Issues




Testimonials and Individual Stories

Terminal Illness

Tick Borne Disease


Toy Breeds

Vaccines and Titers

Vegetarian Diets

Whelping and Rearing Puppies

Working Dogs

Yeast (Also see Allergies)

Other References