Heart Problems in Dogs

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Dottie is a beautiful example of a well nourished raw fed dog

There has been a lot in the news lately regarding heart problems in our dogs and “Grain Free” pet foods. In truth, these designer foods are no better and probably worse than their grain based cousins. They have a higher sugar content and the grains are replaced with legumes, peas, potatoes and lentils. All are very high in carbs. Grain free does not equate to carb free. In truth, your dog needs a species appropriate raw diet.

This article, written by Kasie Maxwell from SFRaw does a very good job of explaining the problem.

Give Your Dog a (Raw) Bone

Dottie doing a nice bite and carry

Give your dog a bone. It is a very old saying, but so important. Did you know that giving a dog a raw marrow bone, or really anything they can spend a lot of time gnawing on, is extremely beneficial for them. Not only does it keep their teeth, gums and jaws healthy, it keeps their brains healthy too. Biting and carrying toys is also beneficial.
According to Dr. Patricia Jordan DVM:
“Dogs who don’t get to bite, their mastication muscle is unable to produce the neurotransmitters needed to have a level head. Then you have behavioral problems in these dogs. They HAVE to bite.”
So many dogs are put down every year for behavioral issues. Do your dog, and yourself, a favor and give your dog a bone.