Puppies, vaccinations, and intolerances with Dr Jean Dodds

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On episode 3 of the raw feeding show I speak to Dr Jean Dodds about puppies, vaccinations, intolerances and much more, enjoy! Jean was the UK in December 2015 for the Natural Dog Conference alongside Rodney Habib, Dr Karen Becker, Dr Nick Thompson, Dr Sue Armstrong, Dr Isla Fishburn, Caroline Ingraham and Caroline Griffith, click here to watch the conference …

Nick Thompson Interview

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Following the success of the previous raw feeding vet interview, I recently had the opportunity to interview the Holistic vet himself, Nick Thompson. Nick is a fully trained vet with over 23 years experience, he has also trained in homeopathy, acupuncture, natural nutrition and veterinary herbal medicine. We ran through topics such as vets, supplements, vaccinations and raw diets, read through …

What is a holistic vet?

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You might have come across the term “holistic vet” while searching for a local veterinarian in your area. For those unfamiliar with the term, this refers to veterinarians who practice holistic methods in the care and treatment of animals. Most people also call this practice “alternative medicine”, because holistic veterinarians use methods such as homeopathy, acupuncture, and herbal treatments, all …

Offal or Meat, a quick guide

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This is a quick guide to help you work out the difference between offal and meat when it comes to DIY raw feeding. We should be aiming to stick to the 80/10/10 rule, that’s feeding 80% meat, 10% bone and 10% offal. Of that offal, half should be liver. The easiest way to tell is as follows: it the organ secretes, feed …

Interview with a Raw Feeding Vet

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Anyone who’s done even the slightest bit of research on raw feeding would have come across the horror stories of vets laying into their clients for their choice of doggy diet, but is this really justified? It’s no secret that the dog food industry heavily endorses veterinarians, but this shouldn’t mean that raw feeding is so quickly dismissed. Dogs have …

Our favourite raw feeding Facebook groups

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If you love talking about raw feeding, sharing stories, or just looking at cute pictures of puppies then Facebook is where you need to be. There are hundreds of raw feeding Facebook groups ranging from small town local sites to thriving global communities with members from all four corners of the world. Here’s a brief run through of our favourite groups, you should definitely check them …

Is raw feeding safe? What about salmonella or e-coli?

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One of the biggest concerns that dog owners considering a raw diet have is whether or not it’s safe. We’ve been taught our entire lives that raw meat can contain dangerous pathogens like salmonella and e-coli, but how concerned should we really be? The answer is not at all. Wild dogs have been eating raw meat for thousands of years, and all around the …

What is raw feeding?

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People often forget, but dogs have been eating a raw food diet long before the invention of kibble. Wild dogs survive by catching and scavenging their food and will consume almost anything, bones, fat, muscle, flesh and organs. Dogs were designed to eat raw food We’re all aware that dogs evolved from wolves, however their gastrointestinal systems are still the same as they have ever been, …