Naturopathy, Raw Feeding, Nutrition for Companion Animals

Rescuing the Dog Rescue Industry.

“Rescue dog groups may be exacerbating the very problem they claim to address”1 I think this is going to be a very controversial post for me, but I think it is important and I am going to address the elephant in the room. Rescue groups. Here in CA. a law was passed a few years … Read more

Connecting the Dots For Our Dogs With A Raw Diet for a Long and Vibrant Life

Connecting the Dots for Our Dog With A Raw Ancestral Diet Joy Eriksen CSAN Certified Small Animal Naturopath     How long do you think dogs can live? The average today is between 8-15 years. The American Kennel Club Survey says that dogs are now living 11% shorter lives than they were a decade ago. … Read more

What is DCM ?

Animal cardiology. African American veterinarian doc checking little dog's heart rate with

I am sure you have heard this in the news recently. DCM killing dogs and the potential link to grain free kibble. But, what is DCM? It’s official name is Dilated Cardiomyopathy. This is a heart that is enlarged and unable to function properly. It is not strong enough to pump the blood and therefore … Read more

Heart Problems in Dogs

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.