Benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon for Dogs

Benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon for Dogs

Ceylon cinnamon is an ingredient in my golden paste recipe and if you’ve ever wondered why it has to be Ceylon cinnamon and not just regular ole’ cinnamon (Cassia) from the spice aisle of the grocery store, then this is the right post for you. Benefits of Ceylon...
Phytoplankton is an Expensive Alternative to Fish Oil for Dogs

Phytoplankton is an Expensive Alternative to Fish Oil for Dogs

DepositPhoto Welcome to Raw Foodie Friday! Today, we're going to talk about a supplement that I've been giving my dogs and promoting as a superior alternative to fish oil. This year, I decided to focus on reducing my raw feeding budget, and I'm taking a closer look at...
Best Joint Supplements for Raw Fed Dogs

Best Joint Supplements for Raw Fed Dogs

This blog post has was originally published in March 2015; it has been updated with new information. There was a discussion in a raw feeding group recently about joint supplements – a member asked which joint supplement we gave to our dogs and I found the...
How to Safely Add Dandelions to a Dog’s Diet

How to Safely Add Dandelions to a Dog’s Diet

DepositPhoto This past weekend, I walked around our property and collected the last of the dandelions. We mowed most of the property before I could do a good harvest of the “weed” and I didn't want another year to past without giving this natural...
Nutramax Cosequin on Amazon is FAKE!

Nutramax Cosequin on Amazon is FAKE!

DepositPhoto Last week, I ran into my veterinarian at the grocery store. I've known this woman for nearly 10 years and never knew that we both live in the same city (her practice is 2 cities south of us). It's a small world. Anyway, we got to gabbing and our...
Supplements I Give to My Raw Fed Dogs [2019]

Supplements I Give to My Raw Fed Dogs [2019]

Julie Austin Photography One of the common questions I receive from readers is “what supplements do I need to add to my dog's diet?” I get a sense of Dejavu everytime I see this question because I remember asking the same question. People want to know:...
Best Food and Supplements for Dogs with Itchy Skin

Best Food and Supplements for Dogs with Itchy Skin

This post was originally published in 2012. It was updated with new information and republished in 2019. DepositPhoto/O.Rohulya When Sydney and Rodrigo were puppies, they itched a lot after being outside.  We were told that this could be due to the growing...
Benefits of Bee Pollen and Honey for Dogs

Benefits of Bee Pollen and Honey for Dogs

  I’ve had terrible hay fever most of my life.  Three things helped me. We chopped down the dead and dying trees on our property (Alder and Cottonwood are my kryptonite), replacing them with various fir trees. I started putting local raw honey into my tea each...
How to Stop Your Dog from Eating Grass

How to Stop Your Dog from Eating Grass

This blog post was originally published in 2014; it has been updated with new information and republished.  Please keep in mind that I am not a veterinarian or a nutritionist. If you are concerned about your dog's health, please contact your veterinarian.   Why...
Studies Show that Prebiotics May Help Dogs Lose Weight

Studies Show that Prebiotics May Help Dogs Lose Weight

I am not a veterinarian or nutritionist.  If you are concerned about your dog's health, please contact your veterinarian immediately. Julie Austin Photography Two of my dogs are at a healthy weight. Rodrigo fluctuates between 64 and 65 pounds. Scout fluctuates...
Best Joint Supplements for Senior Dogs

Best Joint Supplements for Senior Dogs

Julie Austin Photography Two of my dogs developed arthritis early in life – Rodrigo began showing signs of joint pain before he was two years old; Sydney began showing signs after she turned two years old.  I don't know if it was the kibble diet, the annual...
Are Joint Supplements Making Your Dog Fat?

Are Joint Supplements Making Your Dog Fat?

A little more than a year ago, Sydney could barely move.  It was heartbreaking because she was in a tremendous amount of pain, she would whimper and cry every time she tried to stand or move, and she had trouble going potty.  My girl was only six years old and she...
Easy Hack to Help Raw Fed Dogs Live Longer

Easy Hack to Help Raw Fed Dogs Live Longer

So, today is usually Random Question Wednesday, but it got bumped because Rodney Habib hosted the most AMAZING Facebook Live today after a long hiatus as he worked on his canine cancer documentary. Rodrigo's Story… If you've been following me for a while or read...
5 Ways a Milk Thistle Liver Detox Improved My Dog’s Health

5 Ways a Milk Thistle Liver Detox Improved My Dog’s Health

Sydney is not a good representation of a raw fed dog. She's overweight.  She has joint issues.  She developed gray in her muzzle when she was young.  And she has dry skin and white flakes in her coat.  People are often surprised that she's raw fed. However, if you...
Benefits of Phytoplankton for Raw Fed Dogs

Benefits of Phytoplankton for Raw Fed Dogs

2019 Update: While I continue to add phytoplankton to my dogs' diet for the chlorophyll, I no longer add it as an alternative to fish or fish oil. You can learn more in my blog post: Phytoplankton, an Expensive Alternative to Fish Oil. In June 2017, phytoplankton was...
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