I was curious of studies and experiences of people having pets, and if it influences their health or not? Do pets help mood and energy? Any negatives to owning a pet healthwise (other than allergies)?
More and more as I peruse the cat food isle and read the ingredients I find "wheat gluten" listed among the primary ingredients (canned food at least). Not wheat flower but concentrated gluten. Wheat is bad for us (at least most of us) and the... (more)
I raise my own chickens and roosters but when it comes to eating them I just can't stomach it. I know each and every chicken and roosters personality and even call some by names. It becomes extremely difficult to enjoy my meal when I personally... (more)
You have to go into it with the mindset that the chickens are not pets. We don't name our chickens. We feed them and they feed us. It makes it easier when they die or we kill them for dinner.
This dog simply will not eat meat. Raw or cooked. I was eating some gooseberries I found growing and she seemed VERY interested in that, but when I tossed her some raw chicken instead, she chewed it up and spit it back out. Strangely enough, it... (more)
Have there been decent studies about what commercial dog food products produces the healthiest dogs? Or pet food for other pets? Does anyone know of generic commercial dog food that wold appear healthy (according to 'paleo' standards)? Would it... (more)
Hello. So I live in Finland, where it is pretty cold. Since the cold set in a few weeks ago, I noticed that my dog Effi (1.5 year old SharPei), has been sleeping a LOT more than usual. But it seems that when we get outside, she gets a bigger... (more)
Would you feed this: To him? He is begging for that T-bone! I feed Chucky only raw food, so he is accustomed to eating raw meat with bones every day. But I was cautioned to never give your dog a bone that had been cooked. I do not give him... (more)
I was thinking about 500-1000IU a day for an 85lb dog to play it safe. I'm finding conflicting information about whether or not they have a mechanism for endogenous production. The grain-free dog food is fortified, but then again so is Trix cereal. (more)
This is Melky, my BTF (Boston Terrier Forever). He loves tasty paleo treats that give him a shiny, silky-smooth coat and perk him up in the morning so he can lick his master's face to death until that old lug wakes up. My pick for paleo treats... (more)
I am now the human of a wonderful little green cheek conure. He is so precious and I want to take care of his lil gut. Surely he didn't evolve to eat gluten? Or did he? The species is from South America and from what I've researched I can feed... (more)
No no not my baby human, my kitty. She's almost 3. She has been living at my mom's since last August and my mom has been feeding her and our other cat awful meow mix type food. She's gained a few pounds and her coat is not as shiny as it used to... (more)
I recently lost my dog to a genetic disease. She was fed 'good quality' kibble from the vet. A friend has a friend who is a geneticist at Lincoln Uni, who is expecting puppies next week. Labradoodles. He has apparently gone to great lengths to... (more)
One of my cats just developed FLUTD - he's straining to urinate, passing blood when he does, and the vet says the urine is extremely high in crystals and they're forming because the pH of his urine is very high. He has a couple of bladder stones,... (more)
As I am following our ancestral diet, I coudn't very well keep feeding my dog (an American Cocker Spaniel) the shitty kibble from the grocery store anymore. I did the research and am now feeding a raw food diet to her. Like me, she is healthy, fit... (more)
The bugs in the backyard have gotten pretty bad and are eating Thor(my weimeraner/choclab) and I apart. Garlic intake isn't helping. What can I do because I hate the idea of chemical pesticides...and these bugs are too small to catch and... (more)
Some pets, especially cats, are supposed to be carnivores. The pet obesity epidemic has been much in the news lately. Has anyone noted health, behavioral, or appearance improvements in their pets after switching from corn-meal containing chow to... (more)
Seeking out a pet sitter can be a tough task for pet owners. Since you simply can???t leave your pet with just any pet sitter, there are certain things which you must do in order to pick the right one. Here are three tips for finding the right... (more)
I've been trying to find more natural treats for my cat, and stumbled upon this at my local PetCo: Snack 21 Salmon Cat Snacks I have to admit, as great of a find as it was for kitty, it's tempting to try myself! (more)
I don't think pet food gets held to the same standards of quality as people food, so you'd be putting yourself at risk for bacteria and other contaminants. I wouldn't eat it.
My cat is no longer a fat cat, shes no longer moody and strange. She used to be almost twice the size when she was on generic pet food. Thought id share :D How about your pets? (as a side question...who's better, cats or dogs?!) (more)
So we have Mark Sisson's The Primal Eating Plan for Dogs but I'll be honest it's a little preachy for my purposes, so I am looking for some other links on the idea if anyone has any? Im thinking it could be a useful backdoor for getting people... (more)
Here's the list so far in no particular order for animals with gluten sensitivity: 1) dogs 2) cats 3) horses! This surprised me partly as horses are herbivores but on the other hand modern gluten grains have far more gluten then ancient ones... (more)
http://www.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/03/10/vegan.dog.diet/?hpt=Sbin "Fox, a lacto-ovo vegetarian who feeds his dogs an omnivorous diet prepared at home, says the best approach for dogs -- and humans -- is a varied diet from organic ingredients. He says... (more)