Barkley, my Great Pyrenees puppy, has been on Northwest Naturals raw food for a month. When he hears me open the bag, he comes running. I have added the Lamb and Turkey formulas to the rotation of his diet, which he loves just as much as the Chicken, and Beef & Bison formulas he started with. Continue reading “Northwest Naturals Raw Food Adventure” »
This time of year, whenever there’s a break in the weather and a break in our schedules, most of us want to head outdoors to enjoy the first taste of spring with our dogs.
However, joint pain can greatly reduce their enjoyment. In fact, one in four dogs suffer from it. Although it’s most common in larger breeds and older dogs, joint pain can afflict any age or breed of dog, and cats as well. The signs can be subtle…your dog may be slow and stiff when getting up or have trouble going up and down stairs. Cats may not be able to jump up onto their high places anymore, or may seem stiff when moving. Continue reading “Joint supplements put a spring in their step!” »
My name is Diana, and I manage the All The Best Pet Care store on Mercer Island. For years, I have been helping shoppers improve their pets’ health by matching them up with just the right food for their particular situation. Continue reading “Northwest Naturals: A Raw Food Adventure!” »
By Annie McCall
My 6-year-old Boston terrier Basil’s life – and mine – improved greatly when I got a job that allowed me to take her to the office. She enjoys our time together and loves socializing with everyone at the office. They’re all so kind to her.
Continue reading “Primal frozen raw eliminated my Boston’s chronic gas” »
(not your conventional wisdom)
As strict carnivores, cats do best on a prey model meat-based diet with little or no carbohydrates. Unlike domesticated dogs, they never developed the ability to produce enzymes needed for efficient carbohydrate utilization. A cat’s system will convert carbs into fat to be stored in fat cells as soon as they hit the bloodstream, while utilizing dietary fat for energy as a first choice and dietary protein second. Continue reading “Weight Loss Secrets for Cats” »
(not your conventional wisdom)
As dogs age and their activity level drops off, they can put on a few extra pounds, especially if there are lots of biscuits and treats around. Becoming a lean and svelte animal again is simply a matter of portion control, exercise, and rebalancing the amounts and kinds of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in his diet. To slim down your portly pooch, try these suggestions:
Continue reading “Weight Loss Secrets for Dogs” »
My first foray into fostering was admittedly spontaneous. There has been a wonderful cat rescue agency in my neighborhood for as long as I can remember. Nearly all my friends and neighbors’ cats were from this rescue and it is the kind of place that fosters a sense of community not often felt in urban areas. When my daughter and I heard that they needed to relocate and were in dire need of additional foster homes, we were excited about trying out fostering. Continue reading “The Kitten Chronicles – Feeding Foster Kittens Wins Me over to Raw Food” »